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Parakeet cull that costs £1,000 per bird

A government scheme to get rid of a rare species of wild parrot has cost taxpayers almost £1,000 per bird.

In five years £259,000 has been spent trying to eradicate just 62 birds and 212 eggs.  546 more words

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Defense Leaders Warn of Tomahawk Missile Shortage

In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile at Islamic State group positions in Syria / AP… 159 more words

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+++ What Has Government Done to Our Money? Case for the 100 Percent Gold Dollar (LvMI) cheap

What Has Government Done to Our Money? Case for the 100 Percent Gold Dollar (LvMI)

What Has Government Done to Our Money? Case for the 100 Percent Gold Dollar (LvMI) 159 more words

Secret service allowed armed man with assault charge into elevator with Obama

Secret service director Julia Pierson testifies to the House oversight and government reform committee. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The US secret service allowed an armed man with a criminal record for assault to enter an elevator with president  179 more words

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Al Sharpton May Pick the Next Attorney General

Image Credits: David Shankbone, Wikimedia Commons

Would-be coke dealer and government informant Al Sharpton may help the federal government pick Eric Holder’s successor.

Sharpton’s National Action Network is “engaged in immediate conversations” with the White House,” the organization recently announced. 63 more words

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Disarming law: Californians gain right to have relatives’ guns confiscated

Reuters / Kevork Djansezian

Under a new California law, families can ask police to confiscate lawfully-owned weapons from close relatives. The law was introduced after an unstable gunman’s shooting rampage left seven people dead and 13 injured. 112 more words

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Fact sheets: CMS finalizes auto-enrollment process for current Marketplace consumers

IF YOU ARE ENROLLED IN HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH A MARKETPLACE, PAY ATTENTION‼️

Fact sheets: CMS finalizes auto-enrollment process for current Marketplace consumers

CMS finalizes auto-enrollment process for current Marketplace consumers… 421 more words

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