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Oregon Energy Plant Burning Aborted Babies From Canada to Generate Electricity

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Life News has the story:

An energy plant in Oregon is reportedly burning aborted babies from Canada to generate electricity.

The British Columbia Catholic Herald newspaper reported in its edition this week that the remains of aborted and miscarried children from the Canadian province are likely being mixed with everyday trash and sent to an energy plant in Oregon. The paper contacted the British Columbia Health Ministry and received a response back saying that “biomedical waste,” including “human tissue” and “fetal tissue” are being disposed of through officially approved contractors. The provincials officials also confirmed some of that “waste” is shipped to Oregon.

The governmental officials also stressed that all provincial laws are being followed as that “waste” is being processed.

“The ministry understands that some is transferred to Oregon. There it is incinerated in a waste-to-energy plant,” the email to the Catholic newspaper indicated.

According to the paper, the Oregon plant in question is located in Brookes, Oregon.

This comes on the heels of a recent report that as many 15,000 aborted babies were burned in England to produce heat to warm a hospital.

Breaking: Shooting outside National Zoo in DC

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NBC Washington

Police confirm one man has been injured in a shooting outside the National Zoo Monday afternoon.

Stay tuned for updates.

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WTOP:

The shooting just after 5:15 p.m. Monday occurred near the 3000 Block of Connecticut Avenue NW but there’s no confirmation whether the person shot was a man or a child.

Police have shut down Connecticut Avenue between Devonshire Place and Cathedral Avenue.

WTOP’s Director of Traffic and Transit Operations, Jim Battagliese, was at the zoo and tells WTOP he heard shots.

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There is heavy police presence at the National Zoo after unconfirmed reports of shots fired, WUSA9′s Bruce Johnson reports.

Police say a male has been shot in the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Officials are looking for two black males, one of them is wearing a black shirt and anotheis wearing a purple shirt.

WUSA9′s Bruce Johnson heard shots being fired as thousands came to celebrate ‘African American Day & Easter Monday.’

The National Zoo is currently closed. They confirmed the incident happened outside the zoo.

WTOP reports that “the victim is conscious and breathing.”

NBC Washington reports that two men were shot. Neither has life-threatening injuries. One man was shot in the arm and the other in the hand.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky tells aides to “violently rape” pregnant reporter

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Daily Mail:

A pregnant journalist was recovering in hospital last night after a pro-Kremlin political leader in Russia told two male aides to ‘violently rape’ her.

Nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky launched his extraordinary tirade after reporter Stella Dubovitskaya asked him an innocuous question about sanctions against Ukraine.

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In Moscow, Zhirinovsky’s conduct towards the pregnant reporter has been referred to the Russian parliament’s ethics commission and he faces legal action from Miss Dubovitskaya’s employer, news agency Russia Today.

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After Miss Dubovitskaya’s question, the founder of the far right Liberal Democratic Party began shouting before manhandling two young male aides towards the pregnant mother-of-one.

He then shouted to them: ‘When I say, you run to her and violently rape her.’

A male journalist told Zhirinovsky: ‘She is pregnant, why are you attacking her?’

Zhirinovsky then pushed two aides towards the journalist, who is six months pregnant, shouting: ‘Go and kiss her. Grab her.’

One physically touched Miss Dubovitskaya, to the shock of the watching press, with several female reporters recoiling.

At this point, another female reporter,  Yulia Chuchalova from news agency Interfax, told Zhirinovsky: ‘This is derogatory, humiliating – what are you doing here?’

Zhirinovsky hit back: ‘What are you doing intervening here, you lesbian? Get out of here.’

He shouted: ‘This is no place for you if you’re pregnant. We need healthy people. Pregnant women should not show up at work. Sit at home and look after your child, got that?’

He then shouted ‘get out of here, you damned lesbians’.

Russia Today plans pursuing legal options against Zhirinovsky, including suing him.

CDC investigating norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean cruise ship

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A cruise that departed Baltimore on March 28 had a “viral outbreak” caused by norovirus that affected over 100 passengers on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas. The current voyage of that same ship has had almost 100 passengers get sick with similar symptoms. The ship left April 5 for the Bahamas and is returning to Baltimore Saturday.

More details from The Baltimore Sun:

Neither cruise was cut short because of the outbreak. The Grandeur of the Seas is expected to return to Baltimore as scheduled Saturday morning.

Upon its return to Baltimore, the ship is expected to be thoroughly sanitized. In addition, “two CDC Vessel Sanitation Program environmental health officers and an epidemiologist will board the ship,” as part of the ongoing investigation, according to disease control officials.

The CDC also is collecting specimens to determine the cause of the outbreak during the second cruise. Cruise ships are required to report illnesses affecting more than 3 percent of passengers or crew members during any cruise of three days or more.

The ship, which has a approximate capacity of 2,000 passengers and 800 crew,  is due to leave Baltimore again on another cruise Saturday evening.

More on the ship itself from The Sun:

The Royal Caribbean ship returned to Baltimore last spring after undergoing a $48 million renovation. Since then it has faced some challenges, including a damaging fire last May that put the ship in dry dock for six weeks for repairs.

Havre de Grace named to list of Top Small Towns to Visit

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Smithsonian Magazine released a list of the Top 20 Small Towns to Visit. Havre de Grace ranked 12th.

WTOP has more:

Havre de Grace, at the head of the Chesapeake Bay and incorporated in 1785, gets its name from comparisons Revolutionary War General Marquis de Lafayette made between the seaport [sic] a French town with a similar name. In addition to its maritime history and scenic location, the town boasts great local shopping.

Smithsonian recommends visiting:

  • The Concord Point Lighthouse, the oldest in Maryland
  • The Maritime Museum, with permanent exhibits of precolonial American life, and the Decoy Museum
  • Java by the Bay for locally blended coffee
  • The North Park trail along the Susquehanna River
  • The Susquehanna Lockhouse Museum, for an annual War of 1812 reenactment

Click here for more information on Havre de Grace.

Williamsburg, Virginia ranked 3rd and Beaufort, South Carolina ranked 7th.