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Giving stocks as gifts is becoming a trend. Here's how to pick

National News from CNN - 28 min 29 sec ago
Are you looking for the perfect Mother's Day or birthday present? What about stocks?

Rep. Elaine Luria touts Chesapeake Bay cleanup funding in Shore visit

Delmarva Now ~ News - 1 hour 22 min ago

Rep. Elaine Luria talked about Chesapeake Bay cleanup funding and veterans' healthcare needs during a visit to the Eastern Shore.

        

Low Audio for ISS SSTV Transmissions Raises Issue of Crew’s Ability to Intervene

ARRL Ham Radio News - 1 hour 42 min ago

Reception problems owing to low audio levels plagued a recent round of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station-sponsored (ARISS) slow-scan TV transmissions. Some clever operators on the receiving end were able to use software to bump up the deficient audio so the images would decode properly. But the matter raised questions concerning the ISS crew’s ability to troubleshoot problems and...

Free food for all in Byrd Park on Saturday

Delmarva Now ~ News - 1 hour 56 min ago

There will be a free food distribution in Byrd Park in Snow Hill on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

        

Gun, crack pipes found in home, three arrested: Police

Delmarva Now ~ News - 2 hours 3 min ago

Three people were arrested in Salisbury after police found a revolver, ammunition and crack pipes.

        

Navy SEALs Tried for Months to Report Superior for War Crimes and Were Told to "Let It Go"

Democracy Now - 2 hours 9 min ago

Navy SEALs who witnessed their platoon chief commit war crimes in Iraq were encouraged not to speak out, and told they could lose their jobs for reporting him at a private meeting with a superior officer last year, according to new reports from The New York Times. A confidential Navy criminal investigation obtained by the Times reveals that the commandos saw Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher stab and kill an unarmed teenage captive, shoot to death a young girl and old man, and fire indiscriminately into crowds of civilians. But when the men on Gallagher’s team called a private meeting with their troop commander and demanded an investigation, they were told to stay quiet on the matter, and no action was taken. The group of seven SEALs eventually were able to force an investigation, and Chief Edward Gallagher was arrested in September on more than a dozen charges, including premeditated murder and attempted murder. The court-martial centers on a charge that Gallagher stabbed to death a teenage member of the self-proclaimed Islamic State while the unarmed youth was being treated by a medic. The trial begins May 28. If convicted, Gallagher could face life in prison. We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and national correspondent for The New York Times Dave Philipps. His latest piece is headlined “Navy SEALs Were Warned Against Reporting Their Chief for War Crimes”

From Crime Bill to Iraq War Vote, Biden's Legislative History Under Scrutiny as He Enters Race

Democracy Now - 2 hours 26 min ago

Former Vice President Joe Biden has entered the 2020 race for the White House, becoming the 20th Democrat to seek the nomination in the largest and most diverse field of Democratic candidates ever to run for president. Biden will face scrutiny for his long and checkered record in the coming weeks, including his 1994 crime bill, that helped fuel mass incarceration with financial incentives to keep people behind bars, and his handling of Anita Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court justice nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991. Biden is also known for close ties to the financial industry and voting to authorize the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. In the weeks before Biden announced his bid for the presidency, at least seven women stepped forward to accuse him of inappropriate touching. We speak with Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor for Harper’s magazine, about Biden’s record. His recent piece is headlined “No Joe! Joe Biden’s disastrous legislative legacy.”

A "Death Trap" in Raqqa: Amnesty Finds U.S.-Led Coalition Killed More Than 1,600 Syrian Civilians

Democracy Now - 2 hours 43 min ago

A major new investigation by Amnesty International and Airwars has revealed the U.S.-led military coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians during the 2017 offensive to oust ISIS militants from the Syrian city of Raqqa. The coalition launched thousands of airstrikes and tens of thousands of artillery strikes on the city. U.S. troops fired more artillery into Raqqa than anywhere since the Vietnam War. At the time, the United States claimed it was the “most precise air campaign in history.” We speak with Donatella Rovera, lead investigator with Amnesty International. She is calling on the U.S. and coalition nations to fully investigate the mass civilian casualties. Rovera is senior crisis response adviser at Amnesty International. The new investigation is titled “Rhetoric versus Reality: How the 'most precise air campaign in history' left Raqqa the most destroyed city in modern times.”

Joe Biden enters race for president among the Democratic frontrunners

Delmarva Now ~ News - 3 hours 27 min ago

The decision from the 76-year-old former vice president to run for president comes three years after he declined to seek the country's highest political office.

        

Chincoteague fire company mourns loss of saltwater cowboy

Delmarva Now ~ News - 3 hours 37 min ago

Ed Reynolds, of Bedford, Virginia, was part of group that rounds up ponies during the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim.

        

'Changing the skyline': Downtown Salisbury to be reshaped by high-rise apartment complex

Delmarva Now ~ News - 4 hours 56 min ago

East Main Street is set to be the new home of Salisbury, Maryland's tallest building in the form a 165-foot high-rise apartment complex.

        

8 things to know before the bell

National News from CNN - 5 hours 54 min ago
Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.

Thousands more Scout leaders accused of sexual abuse than previously known

National News from CNN - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 22:12
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) believed more than 7,800 of its former leaders were involved in sexually abusing children over the course of 72 years, according to newly exposed court testimony -- about 2,800 more leaders than previously known publicly.

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