Monday Morning News Roundup 4-15-2014

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Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

 

  • The executive director of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association says his sources inside the Federal government warn that Washington’s weekend retreat in a dispute over grazing land in Nevada was only a move to distract attention and diffuse tensions, because a raid on the family’s ranch still is planned. Source: WND…

 

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) hasn’t been very vocal about the Nevada cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says “it’s not over.” Source: KRNV… 

 

  • Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an “anti-terrorist operation” against pro-Moscow separatists was underway, with troops and armored personnel carriers seen near a flashpoint eastern town. Source: Reuters… 

 

  • On Tax Day, the Republican National Committee announced it is suing the Internal Revenue Service for stonewalling a Freedom of Information Act request for documents about the tax agency’s politicized scrutiny of conservative and Tea Party groups. Source: Breitbart… 

 

  • Four years after Obamacare became law, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is notifying Medicare providers and suppliers of new fingerprint-based background checks. Eventually, all individuals who hold a 5 percent or greater stake in a Medicare supplier or provider that is categorized as “high risk” will be subject to the requirement. Source: The Weekly Standard… 

 

  • Iraq has closed the Abu Ghraib jail made infamous by Saddam Hussein’s regime –and later U.S. forces — after a mass breakout last year, the justice ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Source: The Guardian… 

 

  • People participating in the food stamp program outnumbered the women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 2012, according to data from the Department of Agriculture and the Census Bureau. Source: CNS News… 

 

  • In Compton, Calif., last year, police began quietly testing a system that allowed them to do something incredible: watch every car and person in real time as they ebbed and flowed around the city. Source: Gizmodo… 

 

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