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Former LAPD Officer Writes Facebook Manifesto Sympathizing With Christopher Dorner

February 13, 2013

“Jones, 48, was a patrol officer for nine years, retired in 1998 and now has an event-planning company in LA, the LA Weekly reports.”

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U.S. Defense Department Creates New “War on Terrorism” Medal Awarded for Drone Operations

February 13, 2013

“A recognition of the evolving 21st Century warfare, the medal will be considered a bit higher in ranking than the Bronze Star, but is lower than the Silver Star, defense officials said.”

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Investigators Discovery Charred Body and Christopher Dorner’s Driver’s License in the Burned Cabin

February 13, 2013

“An official told the Associated Press that a wallet and personal items, including a California driver’s license with Dorner’s name, were found with the body in the basement of the cabin.”

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State of the Union Address: President Obama Threatens Executive Action to Combat the Effects of Climate Change

February 13, 2013

“Four years ago, other countries dominated the clean energy market and the jobs that came with it. We’ve begun to change that. Last year, wind energy added nearly half of all new power capacity in America.”

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State of the Union Address Rehash: President Obama Advocates for Energy Independence

February 13, 2013

“I’m also issuing a new goal for America: let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next twenty years.”

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State of the Union Address: President Obama Advocates for the Creation of Manufacturing Jobs

February 13, 2013

“Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing.”

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State of the Union Address — President Obama: Deficit Reduction Alone is not an Economic Plan

February 13, 2013

“A year and a half ago, I put forward an American Jobs Act that independent economists said would create more than one million new jobs. I thank the last Congress for passing some of that agenda, and I urge this Congress to pass the rest.”

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Did LAPD Intentionally Burn Down the Cabin With Christopher Dorner Inside?

February 13, 2013

“The news followed an LAPD audio recording in which a police officer is heard to say, “Alright, we’re gonna go ahead with the plan with the burners,” and continued, saying, “like we talked about,” as his colleague confirmed he is in agreement. “

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State of the Union Address: President Obama Proposes Raising Minimum Wage to $9 an Hour

February 13, 2013

“President Barack Obama wants an increase in the minimum hourly wage from the current $7.25 to $9 by the end of 2015. Obama also proposes the minimum wage be required to keep pace with inflation.”

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Report: Former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner Held Couple Hostage For Days

February 12, 2013

“Before the shootout, Christopher Dorner allegedly broke into a cabin days ago in the San Bernardino Mountains, tied up the couple inside and held them hostage until he left Tuesday morning, a source said.”

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President Obama State of the Union Address Excerpt: Job Creation Without Increasing the Deficit

February 12, 2013

“The president said his proposals to increase spending on manufacturing, infrastructure and clean-energy technologies would be fully paid for, though he did not specify in the excerpts how he would offset the cost of his proposals.”

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Pentagon Releases Memo Outlining Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

February 12, 2013

“The Department will immediately proceed with the planning and implementation of these changes and provide the Secretary of Defense an implementation plan within 60 days.”

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Police: Former LAPD Officer Christoper Dorner Barricaded Inside a Mountain Cabin After Shootout With Police

February 12, 2013

“A suspect believed to be fugitive former cop Christopher Dorner has barricaded himself inside a mountain cabin near Big Bear, Calif., and exchanged gunfire with police who had pursued him after he broke into a home in the area.”

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2 Cops Injured in Shootout With Former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner in the San Bernardino Mountains

February 12, 2013

“A person believed to be the fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings exchanged gunfire with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains on Tuesday, a law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity.”

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President Obama to Announce a Troop Reduction in Afghanistan During his State of the Union Address

February 12, 2013

“The highly anticipated announcement on the next phase of the Afghanistan troop withdrawal will cut the size of the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan by more than half by a year from now.”

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