Month: January 2017

Blunt says Trump is doing what he told the American people he would do on terrorism

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia- Senator Roy Blunt (R, Mo) issued the following statement on President  Trump’s executive order that restricts travel and immigration from seven countries that have alleged ties to radical Islamic terrorism: “He (President Donald Trump) is doing what he told the American people he would do. I would not support a travel ban on Muslims; I do support increased vetting on people applying to travel from countries with extensive terrorist ties or activity. These seven countries meet that standard. Our top priority should be to keep Americans...

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At least 5 dead in Quebec City Mosque shooting, others wounded

  QUEBEC CITY-  Quebec City Police say several people are dead after 3 gunmen attacked a Quebec City mosque on Sunday night. Unconfirmed reports say at least 5 have died, some say as many as 15. Many others are also feared wounded, according to CBC’s French-language service Radio-Canada. No conditions have been reported at this time. A few dozen people were inside the Islamic cultural centre of Quebec in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood when the shooting began just after 8 p.m. Quebec City Police Constable Étienne Doyon said mostly men were gathered at the mosque for evening prayers. Tonight, Canadians grieve for those killed in a cowardly attack...

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LHS Musical Theatre Department to present Mary Poppins

LEBANON, Missouri- Ian Tapson says the LHS Musical Theatre Department will be presenting their production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” on February 16-18 at the Cowan Civic Center. Tapson says you will enjoy the musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Disney musical film. You will hear such classics as “Jolly Holiday,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Practically Perfect,” “Spoonful of Sugar” and MANY more! We have an outstanding cast of students and we even feature some of our elementary students as Jane and Michael Banks as well as some of the children in the park, he says. The show will run Thursday-Saturday at 7 PM (doors will open at 6:30) with a Saturday matinee at 10 AM (doors will open at 9:30). Tickets will be $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for students (K-12), and children 5 and under will be free. Lebanon R-3 staff members will be admitted for free with their name badge or staff ID. There is no need to purchase tickets in advance for priority or reserved seating. “Come enjoy an evening (or morning) and learn that ANYTHING can happen if you let it!” There is an event page set up here...

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Trump defends “Extreme Vetting,” says media is misrepresenting him

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia- President Donald Trump on Sunday has released the following statement in the growing criticism over his executive decision to enact an “extreme vetting” program for people entering the US from seven  nations he says harbor terrorism. “America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say. My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months. The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror. To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion – this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order. We will again be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over the next 90 days. I have tremendous feeling for the people involved in this horrific...

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President says American soldier killed in the battle against radical Islamic terrorism

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia- President Donald Trump says the first American soldier has died in combat operations under his watch. Three others were reportedly wounded in a raid against al Qaeda targets in Yemen.  Defense sources are saying a hard landing of a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft injured the third service member nearby. Unconfirmed reports say the deceased soldier was a member of the Navy’s elite SEAL unit. An identification has not been made. “In a successful raid against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) headquarters, brave U.S. forces were instrumental in killing an estimated 14 AQAP members...

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