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University of Central Florida Attempted Gunman Identified As 30 Year-Old James Oliver Seevakumaran

March 18, 2013

“A former student of the University of Central Florida shot and killed himself early on Monday in a dormitory apartment where police found guns, four bombs and writings suggesting he had been planning a campus attack, authorities said.”

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Police: University of Central Florida Drop-Out Planned to Attack Campus With Guns and Bombs

March 18, 2013

“Notes and writings found in the dorm room indicate that Seevakumaran had a timeline of violence planned, university Police Chief Richard Beary said. No specific individuals were named as targets and he was acting alone, according to preliminary investigations.”

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New York City Mayor Bloomberg Proposes Forcing Stores to Keep Tobacco Products Out of Sight

March 18, 2013

“Under the Tobacco Product Display Restriction bill, sellers would have to keep tobacco products hidden, in cabinets, under the counter or behind a curtain, except during a purchase by an adult or during restocking.”

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FBI Arrests Bo Jiang, a Chinese Scientist Working For a NASA Contractor, While Attempting to Flee to China

March 18, 2013

“He made Jiang’s name public for the first time last week during a subcommittee hearing where he also charged that Jiang had taken “voluminous sensitive” NASA documents back to China on a trip in 2012.”

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Hacker Guccifer Releases Memos Sent to Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Benghazi and Libya

March 18, 2013

“In a series of weekend e-mail blasts, the hacker known as “Guccifer” disseminated four recent memos to Clinton from Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of the former Secretary of State.”

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Announces Support for Same-Sex Marriage

March 18, 2013

“Hillary Clinton endorsed gay marriage in a new video saying “that her views on the issue have evolved as a result of her experiences personally and as secretary of state,” Politico reports.”

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Republican National Committee Report Calls On Party to Embrace Immigration Reform

March 18, 2013

“The study says that the GOP “must embrace” and “champion” reform, or fall victim to shrinking constituencies. “We also believe that comprehensive immigration reform is consistent with Republican economic policies that promote job growth and opportunity for all,” the report says.”

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Experts: First Known Cyberattack Against U.S. Elections Discovered Attempting to Illegally Obtain Florida Absentee Ballots in 2012

March 18, 2013

“The case involved more than 2,500 “phantom requests” for absentee ballots, apparently sent to the Miami-Dade County elections website using a computer program, according to a grand jury report on problems in the Aug. 14 primary election.”

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Suicide Leads to Discovery of Guns and Explosives at a University of Central Florida Dormitory

March 18, 2013

“The Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI are assisting the UCF Police Department with the investigation. The Sheriff’s Office’s bomb squad is on campus to examine the IEDs found at the scene, UCF said.”

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YG Network Poll: Voters More Concerned About “Economy and Jobs” Than “Deficit and Debt”

March 17, 2013

“An outside group aligned with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has commissioned a report that warns conservatives against adopting an all-spending cuts, all-the-time message.”

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House Speaker Boehner (R) Agrees With President Obama: No Immediate Debt Crisis

March 17, 2013

““We all know that we have one looming,” Boehner said on ABC’s “This Week”. “And we have one looming because we have entitlement programs that are not sustainable in their current form. They’re going to go bankrupt.””

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Both Police Involved in Kimani Gray Shooting Named in Federal Lawsuits Alleging Civil Rights Violations

March 17, 2013

“Sgt. Mourad Mourad racked up three suits while he was a plainclothes cop on Staten Island, and Officer Jovaniel Cordova racked up two at Brooklyn’s 70th Precinct — all alleging various civil rights violations including illegal stop and search and false arrest.”

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New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (D) Vetoes ‘Breaking Bad’ Bill That Would’ve Encouraged Film Production

March 17, 2013

“A spokesman for Gov. Susana Martinez had said Thursday that she had wanted the measure to be part of a larger tax reform package.”

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Judge Finds Two Steubenville, Ohio, H.S. Football Players Guilty on Rape Charges

March 17, 2013

“Mays was sentenced to a minimum of two years in a juvenile correctional facility. Richmond was sentenced to a minimum of one year, but like Mays could be in detention until he is 21.”

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Teammates Testify Witnessing Two Steubenville, Ohio, High School Football Players Committing Sexual Acts

March 16, 2013

“A third witness, a friend of the defendants who was also granted immunity, said he saw both defendants making sexual contact with her while she appeared to be passed out, naked and face down on a basement floor.”

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