Daily Archives: January 16, 2013 - 4 results


Posted 2 years ago in Crime Government gun rights by Aaron Kase  
Obama Signs 23 Executive Orders Aimed at Gun Violence

President Barack Obama announced the recommendations of Vice President Joe Biden’s gun task force today, suggesting new legislation to Congress for expanded background checks and an assault weapons ban, as well as signing 23 executive orders aimed at combating gun violence. “This is our first task as a society — keeping our children safe,” the president said. “We can respect the Second Amendment while keeping an irresponsible, law-breaking few from inflicting harm on a massive scale.” Among the executive orders, …

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Crash Victim Wins $8.5 Million Despite Facebook Posts

A driver who was hit by a truck and whose wife died in the accident had his multi-million dollar jury award upheld even though new evidence showed that before the trial he erased incriminating evidence on his Facebook page. Isaiah Lester and his wife Jessica were riding in a car in 2007 when a cement truck driven by William Donald Sprouse crossed the center line. The truck tipped over and crushed the Lesters’ vehicle. Jessica was killed in the accident. …

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Who Poisoned $1M Lottery Winner with Cyanide?

A judge has ordered the exhumation of the body of a Chicago business owner and $1 million lottery winner who medical examiners say was killed by cyanide poisoning. As investigators work to find out how 46-year-old Urooj Khan was poisoned, a family drama is unfolding over Khan’s estate and the custody of his 17-year-old daughter. Khan won the $1 million prize last summer and claimed his winnings during a press conference on July 19. The next night, after enjoying a …

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Foreclosed Families Get only $1,000 for Bank Mortgage Abuses

Ten major banks last week agreed to pay out $8.5 billion to settle allegations that they engaged in abusive foreclosure practices in 2009 and 2010. Of the settlement money, $3.3 billion will go to homeowners whose homes actually went into foreclosure. The remaining $5.2 billion will be used for loan modifications and other relief. Some 3.8 million homeowners were eligible for the review, meaning that the $3.3 billion in settlement money comes to less than $1,000 per family, although some …

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