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How to Build a Bamboo Bicycle

Introduction: How to Build a Bamboo Bicycle<p>I saw a picture of a bamboo bike and decided I had to have one. I found out that professionally built …

Hair color gets Alabama high school student tossed from school on first day of classes

Students at an Alabama high school are being sent home if the principal deems the color of their hair “too distracting.”<p>Hayleigh Black showed up at Muscle Shoals High School for the first day of school earlier this month, but was made to leave after the principal said her bright red hair violated …

Vulnerable Senate Democrats wary of Obama using executive powers on immigration

Senate Democrats at risk of losing re-election in moderate or conservative-leaning states this fall are wary about President Obama using his executive powers to sidestep Congress and act alone on immigration reform.<p>Their biggest concerns appear to be that Obama will expand his 2012 executive action …

25 Delicious Camping Recipes / Six Sisters' Stuff | Six Sisters' Stuff

If you are heading out to do some camping for the 4th of July,<br>check out this list of “25 Delicious Camping Recipes.”<br>Your family will love them!<p>Click …

Advice about free and cheap RV camping

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How To Clean a Cast Iron Skillet — Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn

Instructions for cleaning a cast iron skillet often include a lot of <i>don'ts</i>: Don't use soap, don't use steel wool, don't put it in the dishwasher. …

DEA Improperly Paid Amtrak Secretary $854K Over 20 Years to Obtain Confidential Info on Passengers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers, which the DEA could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network, The Associated Press has learned.<p>The …

Glenn Beck Says World War III Is at the End of the Highway and We Have ‘Missed All the Exits’

Glenn Beck on Monday warned that “we have missed all the exits,” and World War III is at the end of the highway.<p>Beck took his audience back 15 years to all of the predictions he has made, starting with his warning in 1999 that Osama bin Laden posed an enormous threat to the United States.<p>“I talked …

Judge rules Ten Commandments monument must go

A federal judge on Thursday ruled that a New Mexico city must remove a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lawn in front of Bloomfield City Hall.<p>Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker said in his ruling in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that the monument …

Islamic militants hold hundreds of women captive in Iraq, official says

Hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by Sunni militants with "vicious plans," an Iraqi official said Friday, further underscoring the dire plight of Iraq's minorities at the hands of the Islamic State group.<p>Kamil Amin, the spokesman for Iraq's Human Rights …

Key ObamaCare official likely deleted emails now sought in House probe

A key ObamaCare official involved in the rocky rollout of Healthcare.gov likely deleted some of her emails that are now being sought as part of an investigation into the problems by a House committee, Fox News confirmed Thursday.<p>The Department of Health and Human Services informed House Oversight …

Krauthammer on Iraq: 'Why in God's name we don't resupply our allies... is beyond me'

Charles Krauthammer said Friday on "Special Report with Bret Baier," that it is "astonishing" to learn that the United States has not supplied the Kurds with weapons to hold back Islamic militants in Iraq.<p>"They're essentially using javelins and harpoons here," the syndicated columnist and Fox News …

State Department hires company to prep officials for congressional grillings

The State Department has reportedly approved a contract worth up to $545,000 to help train department officials to effectively testify at congressional hearings after a series of poor performances.<p>The Washington Times reports that the department has hired a company called AMTIS, Inc. to train …

Top Rep. Says VA’s Claim About Congressional Misunderstanding ‘Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test’

Hours after President Barack Obama signed a bill meant to change the way business is done at the Department of Veterans Affairs, a top VA official instructed employees on how to handle questions about misleading information that was given to Congress about veterans who died after treatment …

Amid ISIS Strikes, White House Answers for Junior Varsity Comments About Terrorist Group

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, does not pose the same threat to Al Quaeda once did, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Friday. But he said it would be difficult to imagine a stable Iraq with ISIS operating.<p>White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily …

The Two Celestial Events Going on This Weekend That Will Have You Looking to the Skies

Starting this weekend not one but two celestial events will have people turning their eyes upward to the night sky.<p>A supermoon will grace the sky Sunday night and will appear to be the largest one this year, while the annual Perseid meteor shower will peak next week.<p>According to NASA, the moon will …

Border Agents Furious After Fellow Agent Gunned Down: Obama Admin. ‘Fails to See That It’s Their Own Policies That Have Created This’

The same day that two Mexican nationals living illegally in the United States allegedly gunned down Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. while he was fishing with his family in the Rio Grande Valley, another Border Patrol agent on foot patrol was hit in the head with a rock by another illegal …

Radical Islamic Militants Hold Hundreds of Yazidi Women in Iraq as Plight of Religious Minorities Worsens

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by Sunni militants with “vicious plans,” an Iraqi official said Friday, further underscoring the dire plight of Iraq’s minorities at the hands of the Islamic State group.<p>Kamil Amin, the spokesman for Iraq’s …

Militant Websites: Islamic State Leader to Declare ‘Jihad Against America’

The leader of the Islamic State militant group is expected to declare “jihad against America” following U.S. airstrikes on Islamist targets in Iraq, a Middle East watcher said.<p>Jihadi websites lit up Friday saying that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will be calling on supporters throughout the world to attack …

Former CIA Analyst Buck Sexton Suspects This Is How the Obama Admin. Views Foreign Policy

Former CIA intelligence analyst Buck Sexton on Friday said he believes the Obama administration is hoping to “duck out” of its foreign policy obligations, passing all of the current crises onto the next administration.<p>“With the Arab Spring, we’ve been on the wrong side of what happened in Egypt …

She’s a Law-Abiding Single Mom With a Concealed Carry Permit — The Reason She Faces Over 11 Years in Jail Is Almost Unbelievable

A hard-working single mom from Philadelphia reportedly now faces more than 11 years in prison on multiple gun charges — but the details behind the charges have stunned people across the nation.<p>Shaneen Allen, a single mother to two young boys, is a legal concealed carry permit holder. She reportedly …

Judge Orders Redraw of Two Florida Congressional Districts Over Claims They Benefit Republicans; Special Election Looms

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (TheBlaze/AP) — Confronted with a judge’s ruling to swiftly redraw the state’s congressional districts over charges that they benefit Republicans, Florida’s House speaker disclosed extraordinary plans late Sunday to convene a rare summer special session to devise a new map.<p>Image …

The Four Simple Words a Texas Tax Collector Added to His Official Stationery That Have Some Critics Up in Arms

A county in Texas has decided to add the nation’s motto, “In God We Trust,” to official paperwork issued by its office — a decision that is drawing the ire of critics who believe it is a violation of the separation of church and state.<p>Tarrant County tax assessor and collector Ron Wright told …

School District Puts Brakes on Plan to Have Teachers Hand Out Condoms to Sixth-Graders

An Oregon school district is halting plans to make condoms available to children in grades six through twelve as more research is conducted into the controversial distribution policy.<p>AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation<p>The Gervais School District in Gervais, Oregon, recently voted in favor of …

The Minuteman Project has a plan to fight Obama’s lawlessness at the border

Jim Gilchrist was fired up this weekend. The founder and president of The Minuteman Project appeared on the <i>Chris Salcedo Show</i> (my show) over the weekend to declare he has a plan to combat the lawlessness at America’s southern border spurred by president Obama and complicit Democrats.<p>Gilchrist …

Should We Be Bringing Ebola Patients Into the United States?

Glenn Beck on Monday reacted to the news that two Americans infected with the Ebola virus are being brought to the United States for treatment, questioning whether it is the most prudent decision.<p>“I’m sure it is the least of our worries. But I’m just saying, do we need more logs on the fire?” he …

VA Accused of Misleading Congress in a Big Way

The Department of Veterans Affairs has misled Congress regarding the numbers of veteran deaths that resulted from delayed treatment in a “fact sheet” provided to House investigators probing the department’s waiting list scandal, according to a report by the Tampa Bay Times.<p>The Times reported that …

Glenn Beck Urges Americans to Consider Whether Key Issues Are ‘Critical’ or ‘Political’

Glenn Beck on Monday urged Americans to consider whether a number of issues are “critical” or “political,” saying people on both sides of the aisle “have to stop this bickering and be honest with one another, and acknowledge a few simple truths.”<p>Beck highlighted a number of issues that have …

United States Attorney General: I Am ‘Proud’ to Be an ‘Activist’

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told Fox News contributor Juan Williams in a new interview that he “proudly” accepts the label of “activist attorney general.”<p>“There are still [racial] issues we as a society are working our way through. And the lack of desire to do that, I think, undermines the …

When She Realized It Wasn’t Her Husband Downstairs, She Grabbed Her Gun. When She Called 911, She Couldn’t Believe What She Was Told.

She was upstairs resting following recent hip replacement surgery when she heard a bunch of “commotion” coming from the first floor of her home in Holmes Beach, Florida. NJ Logan says she quickly realized it wasn’t her husband as he was out playing bridge.<p>So the 80-year-old grandmother jumped into …