Author Archives: David M. Rock

Protesters Block Part of Lake Shore Drive After Police Remove Homeless People’s Tents

NBC Chicago Protesters blocked part of southbound Lake Shore Drive near Montrose Avenue Thursday morning after homeless people were being removed from their shelters in the area. Police said the demonstrators were protesting homelessness, and that many did not want … Continue reading

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Trump tells Dreamers ‘you have nothing to worry about’ for next 6 months

Politico President Donald Trump on Thursday reassured so-called Dreamers concerned about their status over the next six months, tweeting that they “have nothing to worry about.” The Trump administration this week rescinded former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood … Continue reading

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U.S. military preparations for Hurricane Irma now include four Navy ships and thousands of troops

Washington Post – by Dan Lamothe The U.S. military began preparing in earnest for Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, readying four Navy ships for potential disaster relief while moving aircraft and U.S. troops in advance of the arrival of the Category 5 … Continue reading

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Ryan aiming for mid- to low-20 percent corporate tax rate

AP WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the Republican tax plan will aim to reduce the corporate tax rate to mid- to low-20 percent — a smaller cut than what President Donald Trump wants. Ryan is providing … Continue reading

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Decision on sending man to NY to face terror charges delayed

ABC News A judge has delayed a decision about sending a 31-year-old truck driver from suburban Chicago to New York City to face terrorism charges. Dilshod Khusanov appeared Thursday in Chicago federal court. His court-appointed lawyer said Khusanov wanted more time to consider his … Continue reading

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Houston’s Undocumented Residents Left Destitute And Fearful In Harvey’s Wake

NPR As the water rose on their first-floor apartment, Rosa Sosa and her family fled to a vacant unit on the second floor. They watched in horror as it continued to rise, as it swallowed most of the cars in … Continue reading

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NFL’s Michael Bennett Says Las Vegas Cop Threatened To Shoot Him In The Head

NPR Seattle Seahawks star defensive end Michael Bennett says he is considering filing a civil rights lawsuit against Las Vegas police after a harrowing encounter last month. Bennett was in Las Vegas on Aug. 26 to attend the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. He … Continue reading

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Tucson ends policy on destroying seized, surrendered guns In the end, only one number really mattered when it came to Tucson stopping its policy of destroying guns in city possession — $57 million. That is the amount in annual state-shared revenues the city would have have to … Continue reading

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Sold! IRS holds auctions across the Valley

Fox 10 News PHOENIX (KSAZ) – Instead of “steals and deals,” today’s IRS auction is more like “deals and wheels.” On the auction block is a 2011 Cadillac CTS two-door coupe and all the golf balls, bags, shoes, and 170 clubs … Continue reading

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Police: Suspect in Casa Grande officer-involved shooting found dead

ABC 15 News MESA, AZ – The manhunt for a suspect allegedly connected to an officer-involved shooting in Casa Grande has ended after he was found dead. Authorities were on the hunt for 37-year-old Juan Rodriguez-Fregoso who was suspected of shooting an off-duty … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Break Free – September 6, 2017

Join in on the conversation. Call (641) 715-3610 then enter 220029#, press *6 to mute and unmute. You can listen on our player. To listen on a smart phone, just click this link: It will ask if you want … Continue reading

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California lawmakers act to name stretch of 134 Freeway in honor of former President Obama

LA Times – by Patrick McGreevy State lawmakers Tuesday gave final approval to designating a section of the 134 Freeway as the President Barack H. Obama Highway in honor of the 44th president of the United States. Supporters of the measure will now raise … Continue reading

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Political Divisions in U.S. Are Widening, Long-Lasting, Poll Shows

Fox Business News – by Janet Hook Divisions in America reach far beyond Washington into the nation’s culture, economy and social fabric, and the polarization began long before the rise of President Donald Trump, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News … Continue reading

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Bank of Canada surprises with second rate hike, eyes future moves

Reuters OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada raised interest rates on Wednesday, surprising many, and left the door open to more rate hikes in 2017 even as it pledged to pay attention to how higher borrowing costs would hit … Continue reading

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U.S. military says airstrike in Somalia kills three al Shabaab fighters

Reuters NAIROBI (Reuters) – The U.S. military killed three members of Islamist militant group al Shabaab in an airstrike in Somalia conducted with government forces, the U.S. Africa Command said on Wednesday. Tuesday’s strike took place in Bay region, some … Continue reading

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New York to file lawsuit protecting DACA beneficiaries

Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s decision to end protections and benefits for young people who were brought into the United States illegally as children faces a legal challenge from New York and other states. New York Attorney … Continue reading

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China’s military practices for ‘surprise attack’ over sea near Korea

Reuters BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s air force has carried out exercises near the Korean peninsula, practicing to defend against a “surprise attack” coming over the sea, Chinese state media reported. An anti-aircraft defense battalion carried out the exercises early on … Continue reading

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Lee Relative Who Denounced White Supremacy Resigns As Pastor Of N.C. Church

NPR A descendant of a nephew of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee announced yesterday that he had resigned as pastor of his church in Winston-Salem, N.C. Robert Wright Lee IV, who came to national attention denouncing his relative’s legacy on … Continue reading

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Grocery Prices Have Been Falling. Did You Notice?

NPR Food prices in America were down for the longest period in about 60 years. Wait, what? It’s not something that shoppers seemed to have noticed much. “Are you serious? Really?” says Michelle German, holding a bag of groceries and … Continue reading

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Ex-teacher at Cholla High Magnet School sentenced in sex offense An ex-teacher at Cholla High Magnet School was sentenced Tuesday in a case involving inappropriate conduct with a student in 2016. Under a plea agreement, Pima County Superior Court Judge Deborah Bernini sentenced Eddie Rodriguez to three years probation … Continue reading

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