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Police: Unopened Packages Sent to Attempted UCF Gunman James Contained Ammunition Clips and Gun Sling

March 19, 2013

“At a news briefing on Tuesday, police offered new information on the case but some aspects remained a mystery. Police revealed that two packages were found that had been mailed to Seevakumaran but unopened that contained new ammunition clips and a sling for the tactical weapon.”

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Pentagon Indefinitely Bans Use of 60 mm Mortar Ammo Following Deadly Marine Accident Pending Investigation

March 19, 2013

“The Pentagon expanded a temporary ban to prohibit the military from firing any 60mm mortar rounds until the results of the investigation. The Marine Corps said Tuesday a “blanket suspension” of 60mm mortars and associated firing tubes is in effect.”

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University of Central Florida Police Release Helmet Camera of Officers Searching Shooter’s Dorm (Video)

March 19, 2013

“Florida authorities released footage captured by an officer’s body-mounted camera of the search through the would-be gunman’s dorm in UCF’s Tower 1.”

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University of Central Florida Attempted Gunman’s Checklist Ended With “Give ‘Em Hell”

March 19, 2013

“University Police Chief Richard Beary said today that Seevakumaran had written out a detailed list of the actions he hoped to take Monday night and crossed off the items as he went, including getting drunk at a bar called Mad Hatters and pulling the fire alarm. Police confirmed that he did both.”

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U.S. Stocks Post Flat Trading Day Partially Due to Financial Crisis in Cyprus

March 19, 2013

“The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index fell 0.2 percent by the close of trading, and the Nasdaq composite index dropped 0.3 percent, while the Dow Jones industrial average gained 3 points.”

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Supreme Court Ruling: Copyright Law Allows Re-Sale Of Textbooks Sold Abroad (Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons)

March 19, 2013

“In a 6-3 opinion, the court threw out a copyright infringement award to publisher John Wiley & Sons against Thai graduate student Supap Kirtsaeng, who used eBay to resell copies of the publisher’s copyrighted books that his relatives first bought abroad at cut-rate prices.”

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Assault Weapons Ban Not Included In Senate Democrat Gun Control Bill To Be Introduced Next Month

March 19, 2013

“In a tactical decision, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., concluded that including the prohibition in the gun bill would jeopardize the chances for passage of any firearms legislation at all.”

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Ohio School Shooter T.J. Lane Reveals White T-Shirt With “Killer” Written On It At Sentencing Hearing

March 19, 2013

“Lane showed up to his sentencing wearing a white T-shirt with the word “KILLER” in capital letters scrawled on it — the same word police say he had emblazoned on his shirt the day of the shootings at Chardon High School.”

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Pandering to the Left: Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Flip-Flops on Illegal Immigration, Now Supports “Solution Besides Amnesty or Deportation”

March 19, 2013

“The Associated Press had obtained an advance copy of the speech before it was delivered and wrote that Paul believes illegal immigrants “should be allowed to become U.S. taxpayers and ultimately get a shot at citizenship.””

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Accidental Explosion Kills 7 Marines During Military Training Exercises at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada

March 19, 2013

“The cause of the blast was a 60 mm round that detonated inside a mortar tube, injuring the mortar crew and supporting personnel, a military official told CNN.”

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New York City’s Appeal Of Soda Ban Court Ruling To Be Heard In June

March 18, 2013

“The ban, which had been set to take effect Tuesday, would have barred restaurants, movie theaters, food carts and other establishments from selling sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces.”

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New York City Lawmakers Override Mayor’s Veto to Enact Law Preventing Employers From Discriminating Against Unemployed Applicants

March 18, 2013

“New York City will soon have the nation’s most far-reaching laws barring employers from shunning out-of-work job applicants, after lawmakers passed the provisions Wednesday over a mayoral veto.”

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U.S. Defense Contractor in Hawaii Arrested For Leaking Classified Information to Chinese Woman

March 18, 2013

“A U.S. defense contractor in Hawaii has been arrested on charges of passing national defense secrets, including classified information about nuclear weapons, to a Chinese woman with whom he was romantically involved, authorities said on Monday.”

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) to Sign 3 Gun Control Bills Into Law on Wednesday

March 18, 2013

“The measures that Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper will sign also include a bill requiring universal background checks for gun buyers, and another that requires gun buyers to pay for their own background checks, said the governor’s spokesman, Eric Brown.”

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Incompetent University of Central Florida Let Gunman Stay in Dorm Over 2 Months After Eviction Date

March 18, 2013

“Seevakumaran had not paid tuition or his housing bill for the spring semester, which began on January 7, but had not yet been evicted, university spokesman Grant Heston said.”

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