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On the Calendar:  Wednesday, 4/22/2015 2:00 PM
Cooking with...FLOWERS!: Come join us for a unique Earth Day program... Choudrant Louisiana Author Donna McManus of The Sugared Violet has just published her first cookbook "Spread the Sweetness, Jams and Jellies, no longer just for breakfast!" Donna's recipe book is full of great recipes for jams and jellies... made from local herbs, berries, and flowers. The book gives basic jelly making directions and specific details for making special jams and jellies, accompanied by beautiful color photos of finished products! You will most definitely want to try the Honeysuckle Jelly or the Wisteria Petal Jelly, or at least read about how an expert does it! She is working on a new cookbook now about making desserts from flowers. Come join us and learn what flowers are edible and how to add flowers into your recipes! Calendar

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The NRA's brazen shell game with donations: A Yahoo News investigation

The organization may be violating several federal election laws, according to experts.

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Live updates: Sentencing phase in Tsarnaev trial

The convicted Boston Marathon bomber will learn his fate after being found guilty on all 30 counts.

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
Trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote

In this April 14, 2015, photo Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, following a Senate policy luncheon as Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, and Sen. Roger Vicker, R-Miss., right, listen. Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill. On Iran, Medicare, education and trade, Republicans and Democrats have come together to make deals, and thats something rarely seen lately. "Its great," Cornyn said after the Senate followed the Houses lead this past week in overwhelmingly passing a bill overhauling the Medicare payment system for doctors. "Theres just a huge pent-up demand to actually get something done, on both sides." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee within days.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:22:55 -0400
Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

EGYPT-POLITICSCAIRO (AP) An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:48:11 -0400
Boston bomber's attack 'essence of terror': prosecutor

Boston divided over Tsarnaev death penalty decisionBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Marathon bombing was the "essence of terror," a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday as the government began making its case that convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death for the 2013 attack and its aftermath. Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old ethnic Chechen, was found guilty on April 8 of killing three people and injuring 264 at the marathon finish line and fatally shooting a police officer as he and his older brother, Tamerlan, prepared to flee three days later. "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev murdered each one of them in a way that they had time to feel pain," said Nadine Pellegrini, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, in the prosecution's opening statement of the sentencing phase.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:11:54 -0400
Baltimore police name officers suspended over suspect's death

Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Batts take questions about new youth curfew legislation in BaltimoreBaltimore police on Tuesday identified six officers suspended over the death of a black man in police custody, a case that has renewed concern about U.S. law enforcement's treatment of minorities. Freddie Gray, 27, was arrested by white officers on April 12 and died on Sunday after slipping into a coma.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:05:15 -0400
White House says has concerns about Drug Enforcement Administration

DEA administrator Michele Leonhart testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in a hearing on sexual harassment and misconduct allegations at the DEA and FBI in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that it still has concerns about the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration following a recent Justice Department report alleging agents had participated in sex parties. White House spokesman Josh Earnest did not comment on media reports that the agency's director, Michele Leonhart, is expected to soon resign. (Reporting By Julia Edwards)

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:09:16 -0400
CDC: 10 listeria illnesses now linked to Blue Bell foods

In this April 10, 2015, file photo, Blue Bell ice cream rests on a grocery store shelf in Lawrence, Kan. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday, April 20, 2015, for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)HOUSTON (AP) Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all of its products after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:23:02 -0400
Where the 2016 presidential candidates stand on marijuana

Its April 20th or 4/20, a day when marijuana enthusiasts gather, legally or otherwise, to celebrate the joys of smoking pot.

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism

Hillary Clinton Dodges Question About 'Clinton Cash' BookHillary Clinton dismissed questions about her family foundation as political attacks.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:55:07 -0400
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