Truck Carrying Honey Tips Over

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A STICKY SITUATION IN CALIFORNIA.

A TRACTOR TRAILER CARRYING 42-THOUSAND POUNDS OF HONEY OVERTURNED ON A LOS ANGELES FREEWAY YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

THE FREEWAY WAS BACKED UP FOR MILES WHILE CREWS CLEANED UP THE STICKY MESS.

A HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER TWEETED A MESSAGE SAYING —

“HONEY, I’M GOING TO BE LATE.”

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-truck-carrying-42000-pound-of-honey-overturns-on-605-freeway-20140324,0,3574357.story?track=rss#axzz2wwzCSzPb

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NSA Data Overhaul

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PRESIDENT OBAMA PLANS TO UNVEIL A NEW PROPOSAL TO CONGRESS ON THE OVERHAUL OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY’S SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM.

THAT’S ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES.

UNDER THE NEW PROPOSAL —

THE N-S-A WOULD END ITS SYSTEMATIC COLLECTION OF DATA ABOUT AMERICANS CALLING HABITS.

PHONE COMPANIES WOULD KEEP THE PHONE RECORDS INSTEAD.

AND — THE GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE TO GET PERMISSION FROM THE COURT TO ACCESS ANY “METADATA.”

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2014/03/24/admin-to-propose-nsa-overhaul/6852305/

 

Hobby Lobby Case Goes Before the Supreme Court

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TODAY —

THE U-S SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR ARGUMENTS ON TWO CASES DEALING WITH CONTRACEPTION AND “THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.”

THE CASES WILL TEST THE PART OF THE LAW THAT MANDATES EMPLOYERS OFFER HEALTH INSURANCE THAT COVERS *ALL* TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL — AT NO COST.

HOBBY LOBBY STORES AND CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALTIES ARE INVOLVED IN THE CASES.

OWNERS OF THE COMPANIES SAY —

THEY RUN THEIR FIRMS WITH CHRISTIAN VALUES AND DON’T WANT TO COVER *CERTAIN* FORMS OF CONTRACEPTION.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/03/24/hobby-lobby-case-goes-before-the-supreme-court

 

Internet Breast Milk May Be Dangerous

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PARENTS BEWARE–

BUYING HUMAN BREAST MILK SOLD OVER THE INTERNET COULD BE DANGEROUS.
A NEW STUDY SHOWS-THE BREAST MILK YOU MAY BE PURCHASING CONTAINS HARMFUL BACTERIA- LIKE SALMONELLA.
RESEARCHERS BOUGHT AND TESTED 101 BREAST MILK SAMPLES.
THREE-FOURTHS OF THE SAMPLES CONTAINED HIGH AMOUNTS OF BACTERIA THAT COULD MAKE YOUR BABY SICK.
RESEARCHERS DIDN’T NAME THE SITE.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57608389/study-some-breast-milk-sold-online-could-be-contaminated/

Hal Douglas Dies at 89

IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:
THIS MORNING —
HOLLYWOOD IS MOURNING THE DEATH OF HAL DOUGLAS.
HE WAS A VETERAN VOICE-OVER ARTIST — WHOSE VOICE ACCOMPANIED THOUSANDS OF MOVIE TRAILERS.
DOUGLAS PASSED AWAY LAST WEEK AT HIS HOME IN LOVETTSVILLE, VIRGINIA AT THE AGE OF 89.
HE WAS KNOWN BEST FOR HIS VOICE OVER WORK — FEATURED IN “PHILADELPHIA,” “FORREST GUMP,” “MEET THE PARENTS,” “LETHAL WEAPON,” “CONEHEADS,” “MEN IN BLACK 2” AND A WHOLE LOT MORE.
DOUGLAS WAS ALSO THE VOICE BEHIND SEVERAL ADVERTISEMENTS FOR TV SHOWS AND WAS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST PROLIFIC NARRATORS IN THE INDUSTRY.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/13/us-haldouglas-idUSBREA2C2EC20140313

Senate reaches bipartisan deal on unemployment benefits extension

UNEMPLOYMENT

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A JOB —
YOU MIGHT BE GETTING EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS SOON.
A BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS SAYS THEY’VE REACHED A COMPROMISE EXTENDING JOBLESS BENEFITS FOR THE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED FOR FIVE MONTHS.
THE PROPOSAL WOULD IMPACT MORE THAN 2 MILLION AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN OUT OF WORK THE LONGEST.
IF APPROVED BY THE SENATE —
THE DEAL WOULD END JOBLESS PAYMENTS TO PEOPLE EARNING MORE THAN ONE-MILLION DOLLARS.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-reaches-bipartisan-deal-on-unemployment-benefits-extension/2014/03/13/38833c1e-aad7-11e3-af5f-4c56b834c4bf_story.html

MARK ZUCKERBERG CALLS PRESIDENT OBAMA

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FACEBOOK FOUNDER MARK ZUCKERBERG IS SENDING HIS COMPLAINTS ABOUT “THE GOVERNMENT” STRAIGHT TO THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF.
ZUCKERBERG CALLED PRESIDENT OBAMA THIS WEEK TO EXPRESS HIS FRUSTRATION ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT’S SPYING AND HACKING PROGRAMS.
THE CALL COMES SOON AFTER A REPORT SHOWING THE N-S-A CAN SNEAK INTO SOMEONE’S WEB BROWSER USING A SPY PROGRAM THAT IMPERSONATES FACEBOOK.
THE N-S-A HAS DENIED THE CLAIMS.

Source: 25 Second VO

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/13/us-facebook-obama-idUSBREA2C27920140313

NYC Explosion Death Toll at 8

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NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION:
NEW DETAILS INVOLVING THE DEADLY GAS EXPLOSION IN EAST HARLEM, NEW YORK.
OFFICIALS ARE NOW CONFIRNMING THAT AN EIGHTH PERSON IS DEAD.
THE BODY WAS PULLED UP FROM THE RUBBLE YESTERDAY.
OFFICIALS HAVE NOT GIVEN THE NAME OF THE VICTIM.
SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR.
THAT SEARCH IS STILL BEING TREATED AS A RESCUE MISSION.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Park-Avenue-116th-Street-Fire-Collapse-Explosion-249730131.html

House will propose $10.50 minimum wage

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MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE SPEAKER ROBERT DELEO IS GIVING MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE HOUSE’S PROPOSAL TO RAISE THE STATE’S MINIMUM WAGE TO TEN-DOLLARS AND FIFTY-CENTS.
THE MINIMUN WAGE RIGHT NOW IS EIGHT DOLLARS PER HOUR.
BUT — DELEO IS HOPING TO CHANGE THAT SOON.
HE OUTLINED A PLAN YESTERDAY TO THE GREATER BOSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
DELEO SAYS THE HOUSE WILL ADDRESS THE MINIMUM WAGE AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE REFORM SIMULTANEOUSLY.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/house_speaker_robert_deleo_hou.html