Easter Bunny, events renamed ‘spring’ to avoid offending anyone

Boynton Beach, they are still bucking a national trend that is reducing the   Easter Bunny to a “Spring Bunny” and Easter eggs to “spring   spheres.” The city’s senior center is hosting an Easter show and an Easter bonnet   contest on Thursday . The senior center is expecting about 120 people for   its popular festivities. But [...]

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North Korea issues fresh threat to U.S., South probes hacking

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said it would attack U.S. military bases on Japan and the Pacific island of Guam if provoked, a day after leader Kim Jong-un oversaw a mock drone strike on South Korea. The North also held an air raid drill on Thursday after accusing the United States of preparing a military [...]

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Florida School Bus Driver Suspended for Taking Phone Call From Marine Son

A Florida school bus driver is facing a five-day suspension for taking a phone call from her Marine son who is serving in Afghanistan. Rossana Lucas says that she only gets a chance to speak to her son every few months, and that there weren’t any children on-board the bus at the time that she [...]

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THIRSTY THURSDAY & FEATURE ALBUM DAY

GOOD MORNING ACADIANA, LOUISIANA & THE WORLD!! This is Paul Marx inviting you to join us for another “THIRSTY THURSDAY” on Louisiana Proud KBON 101.1FM. Listeners will have a chance to win six packs of the new Budweiser BLACK CROWN &  a shirt compliments of Shilling Distributing. We will also be featuring the new ZACHARY [...]

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American Tax Dollars Wasted: 10 Worst Examples in 2012

Exotic dancers, robotic squirrels, and a reality TV show in India—your tax dollars supported all of these this year. Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012: A reality TV show in India. The Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program spends $200 million a year to help U.S. agricultural trade associations and cooperatives advertise their products in [...]

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Farm Program Pays $1.3 Billion to People Who Don’t Farm

EL CAMPO, Tex. — Even though Donald R. Matthews put his sprawling new residence in the heart of rice country, he is no farmer. He is a 67-year-old asphalt contractor who wanted to build a dream house for his wife of 40 years. Yet under a federal agriculture program approved by Congress, his 18-acre suburban [...]

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