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for the week ending 19 March 2017

 Chuck Berry, A Founding Father Of Rock 'n' Roll,
Dies At 90


(Billboard) — Chuck Berry, the singer, songwriter and guitar great who practically defined rock music with his impeccably twangy hits "Maybellene," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Memphis," "My Ding-a-Ling" and "Sweet Little Sixteen," has died. He was 90.

The singer/songwriter, whose classic "Johnny B. Goode" was chosen by Carl Sagan to be included on the golden record of Earth Sounds and Music launched with Voyager in 1977, died Saturday afternoon, St. Charles County Police Department confirmed. The cause of death was not revealed.

During his 60-plus years in show business, Berry in 1986 became one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He entered The Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame in '85 and that year also received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

He performed in 1979 for President Jimmy Carter at the White House, landed at No. 6 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and trademarked his stage showmanship with his famous “duck walk.”
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Swedish Minister: Country Needs To Integrate
Returning Islamic State Fighters

(Breitbart) — Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke has suggested that Swedes who left to fight for radical Islamist groups in the Middle East should be welcomed back and helped to integrate into society.

Ms. Kuhnke made the comments Sunday evening on the television program Agenda which is transmitted by the Swedish state broadcaster SVT. The program focused on the fact that some 300 Islamic radicals from Sweden had gone to the Middle East to fight for groups like Islamic State and around half of them had returned to Sweden.

"They need to be channelled back into our democratic society," Kuhnke said. The minister added she and the government had no idea how many of the returnees were still radicalized versus how many left because they had become disillusioned with Islamist beliefs.

When asked how many radical Muslims were involved in deradicalisation programs, she estimated between 10 to 30 people based on information given to her by various municipalities. "There are far too few. We have to work together much better," she noted.
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 Soros Fellow Flees Country While Wife
Arrested For Welfare Scam


(The DC) — A lawyer and recipient of a prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros fellowship for immigrants has reportedly fled the U.S., possibly to Africa, as his wife faces criminal welfare fraud charges in Arlington, Va.

Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, a Nigerian immigrant, "fled the country and is somewhere in Africa," according to officials at the Arlington General Court, NBC News 4 reports.

Agbapuruonwu's wife Helen was arraigned March 8 and charged with felony welfare fraud after she allegedly "fraudulently obtained public assistance in excess of $100,000 under false pretenses" for about six years between 2010 and 2016, according to a police report. The defense attorney for Mrs. Agbapuruonwu declined to comment when contacted by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

According to Fidelis Agbapuruonwu’s LinkedIn page, he worked most recently as an associate at the Washington, D.C., offices of Mayer Brown LLP, a top-tier, international law firm, NBC 4 reports. While there, he earned $1.5 million a year – a high salary for an associate-level attorney.
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Trump-Supporting High School Students Suspended For Protesting Against Pro-Amnesty Banner

(WZ/College Fix) — A quartet of students at a Grand Rapids, Michigan high school has been suspended after it staged a protest in front of a pro-immigration banner at school.

The Grand Rapids Christian High School students intended to hold up their own signs stating "Trump" and "Build the Wall" in front of the banner which read "Immigrants are a Blessing Not a Burden."

WTSP reports video shows a teacher "rushing over to stop" them when she saw they intended to display their homemade flyers.

In the following report, the protesters do not appear to be belligerent after confronted by the teacher; indeed, the reporter points out that some students merely walking by didn't even notice what was going on.

Nevertheless, as Superintendent Thomas DeJonge noted in a letter to parents, the student protesters were suspended "because of the disruption they caused and disrespect they demonstrated toward fellow students and staff."
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Arkansas Woman Admits To $262,691 In
Food-Stamp Fraud from Three States

(Arkansas Online/WZ) — A woman admitted Thursday to using stolen identifiers, the Zillow real estate website and routine postal services to fool three states into sending federal benefits meant for poor people straight to her Little Rock doorstep.

"Yes sir, I'm guilty," Keashia Latriese Davis told U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. when he asked if she was sure she wanted to plead guilty to 17 counts of wire fraud instead of taking her chances with a jury trial.

When Davis is sentenced in September, she will receive credit for pleading guilty to defrauding the government out of $262,691 between April 2015 and May 2016, instead of forcing the government to try her. But she is still facing up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

"There's a long ways between zero and 20 years," Marshall told her, noting that regardless of whatever sentence anyone might guess she would face, based on federal sentencing guidelines, "it's my decision."
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 U.S. State Dept. Warns College Students Against Spring Break Travel To Mexico

(Fox News) — The U.S. State Department is warning college students across the country not to spend spring break in certain parts of Mexico, where rampant crime has made travel dangerous for Americans.

The warning comes as students are finishing up midterm exams and heading out in search of warmer climes, salty margaritas and wild parties. But Mexico, once among the most popular spring break destinations, is plagued with endemic levels of violence, according to the government.

"U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, including homicide, kidnapping, carjacking and robbery in various Mexican States," the State department travel warning stated.

The warning, which replaces one issued last April, specifically cautions travelers of the dangers in 14 of Mexico's 31 states, including the popular spring break destinations of Baja California Sur, Guerrero and Nayarit.
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Michigan Woman Killed By Rogue Factory Robot

(Telegraph [UK]) — A rogue robot has been blamed for the death of a woman killed in an accident at an auto-parts factory in Michigan.

Wanda Holbrook, who worked as a maintenance technician at the Ventra Ionia Mains plant for 12 years, was "trapped by robotic machinery and pronounced dead at the scene" in July 2015.

The 57-year-old's widower, William Holbrook, has filed a wrongful death complaint seeking damages from five robotics companies responsible for manufacturing, installing and testing the robotics: Lincoln Electric, Flex-N-Gate, Prodomax, FANUC and Nachi.

"Wanda was working in either section 140 or 150 within the '100' cell, when a robot from section 130 took Wanda by surprise, entering the section she was working," the lawsuit alleges.

She "suffered tremendous fright, shock and conscious pain and suffering" when she was crushed to death, the suit claims.
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Two Guatemalans Charged With Vicious Rape

ROCKVILLE, Md. (Fox 5 News) — Two students have been arrested after police said they raped a girl in the bathroom of a Montgomery County high school.

Police have charged 17-year-old Jose Montano and 18-year-old Henry Sanchez with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offenses. The suspects were arrested at Rockville High School by investigators. They are both are being charged as adults.

According to court documents, the 14-year-old victim previously knew only one of the suspects. She was walking with Montano in a school hallway on Thursday at around 9 a.m. when he asked her for sex. The police report indicates she said no, but then the two suspects are alleged of forcing the girl into a boy's bathroom and into a stall where they both raped, sodomized and forced her to perform oral sex. The police report indicates she said no repeatedly, tried yelling and tried to fight them off, but was unable to…

Although the two suspects are 17 and 18 years old, they were enrolled as freshmen because they both arrived in the United States only a few months ago and were taking English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
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Dem Texas Lawmaker Wants To Impose Fines On Men
For Masturbation

(The Hill/WZ) — A Texas state representative has introduced legislation that would fine men for masturbating and require them to undergo counseling before obtaining a prescription for Viagra, in an effort to highlight anti-abortion laws that place restrictions on women.

The legislation introduced by state Rep. Jessica Farrar (D) would impose a $100 civil penalty for "masturbatory emissions" that take place outside of a woman's vagina or a hospital. Each incident would be "considered an act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life," the bill reads.

Farrar's measure – which she dubbed "satirical" – would allow doctors to refuse to conduct vasectomies, write prescriptions for Viagra or perform a colonoscopy if those actions violate the doctor's personal, moral or religious beliefs. Patients would be required to wait 24 hours before a procedure is performed, and doctors would be made to read a state-printed booklet, "A Man's Right To Know," to the patient.
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Lake Tahoe Expected To Fill Up With
Largest Physical Rise In Recorded History

(San Fran Chronicle) — The depressing scene of boat docks sitting high and dry on wide beaches around Lake Tahoe will likely be a fleeting memory this summer. Winter's unrelenting storms built up a substantial Sierra snowpack and are expected to fill the lake for the first time in 11 years.

Many low-lying areas that were exposed when the lake level was declining during the drought will be inundated with water. The docks will be bobbing in crystal blue waters once again.

Straddling the California-Nevada border, Tahoe is the sixth largest lake in the United States, an outdoor playground for people around the world, and the main water source for the Reno-Sparks, Nevada, area. The renowned ecological wonder is fed by 63 tributaries that drain 505 square miles known as the Lake Tahoe Watershed. With a vast surface area of 191 square miles, Tahoe requires an immense amount of water to fill, especially because roughly 100 billion gallons of water evaporates annually.
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