Boehner Won’t Let Hillary Email Incident Go


Boehner To Announce New Investigation Of Hillary Clinton Emails: ABC

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, responds to reporters about the impasse over passing the Homeland Security budget because of Republican efforts to block President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The House voted last month to end Homeland Security funding on Saturday unless Obama reverses his order to protect millions of immigrants from possible deportation. After Democratic filibusters blocked the bill in the Sena

By Amanda Becker

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) – Representative John Boehner, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, plans to announce a new investigation this week into Hillary Clinton’s use of email when she led the State Department, ABC News reported on Sunday.

ABC’s “This Week” program said top Republicans had briefed it about Boehner’s plans, but did not give details. Read on…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/15/boehner-hillary-clinton-emails_n_6872906.html

Racist Chant Is Nothing New


Darmita White holds a sign in Dallas to protest outside of the home of Parker Rice, a University of Oklahoma student caught on video in a racist fraternity chant, March 11, 2015.
Darmita White holds a sign in Dallas to protest outside of the home of Parker Rice, a University of Oklahoma student caught on video in a racist fraternity chant, March 11, 2015.   (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Nathan Hunsinger)
The racist chant that has gotten the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity bounced from campus is nothing new: The board of trustees for the exiled chapter released a statement last night acknowledging that “a horrible cancer entered into the OU chapter of SAE three to four years ago and was not immediately and totally stopped. It should have been.” The statement goes on to ask forgiveness for the pain the “terrible chant” caused, CBS News reports. “We hope that this despicable situation will forever change an atmosphere that would even allow an incident like this to take place.” Read on…..http://www.newser.com/story/203917/frat-had-sung-racist-chant-for-years.html
CaseClosed2: So now we know why the fraternity students were so comfortable chanting the racist song. it was a song that had been sung before time and time again. Chanting the song was customary and the students felt comfortable chanting it and never thought they would be called on it.

DNA From Teeth Help Identify Slaves


How Slave Skeletons Were Finally Traced to Their Home

Tiny bits of DNA extracted from tooth roots helped identify 3 slaves

One of three skeletons dating back 400 years from Saint Martin island in the Caribbean.
One of three skeletons dating back 400 years from Saint Martin island in the Caribbean.   (PNAS/H. Schroeder et. al.)
Though upward of 12 million Africans were enslaved and shipped to the Americas between 1500 and 1850, tracing their roots back home has been famously difficult—with poor record-keeping and poorly-preserved DNA samples partly to blame. Now researchers from Stanford University and the University of Copenhagen report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that for the first time they’ve been able to use very old and very poor DNA samples, in this case extracted from the teeth roots of three skeletons on Saint Martin Island in the Caribbean, to identify with extreme precision where in Africa these slaves came from. “We have long sought to use DNA to understand who they were, where they came from,” says a researcher. The team learned “we cannot …only get ancient DNA from tropical samples, we can reliably identify their ancestry.”

The remains were initially dated back to the late 1600s thanks to artifacts like pottery shards found at the site, reports CBS News. And while the head researcher at first thought it “wasn’t possible” to recover DNA from bones that had “essentially been lying on a Caribbean beach for 400 Read more on this fascinating story…

http://www.newser.com/story/203784/how-slave-skeletons-were-finally-traced-to-their-home.html

Bill Cosby Speaks To Fans


Bill Cosby Breaks Silence with First Video Message to Fans Since Scandal

For the first time since numerous women have come forward alleging they were sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby, the comedian is sending out a video message to his fans.

On Monday, “The Cosby Show” star released a new video of him talking on the phone, assuring his fans that he’s still performing despite the recent scandal. There is no mention of the more than 20 women who’ve claimed the 77-year-old entertainer sexually assaulted them.

“You know I’ll be hilarious,” Cosby insists about his upcoming comedy shows, this being one of his first efforts to rehabilitate his reputation.

The video also came with a message from Cosby that reads: “Dear fans, I hope you enjoy my wonderful video message that’s filled with laughter… Hey, hey, hey, I’m far from finished.”

Watch the video and share your views

http://www.etonline.com/news/160822_bill_cosby_makes_first_video_message_to_fans_since_scandal/