Show Notes 04-14-2018

Saturday notes 04-14-18

Dutch Teacher Who Saved 600 Jewish Children from Nazis Dies at 107
In 1942 and 1943, Dutch educator Johan van Hulst arranged for the transport of some very precious cargo. It was passed over a hedge, hidden in basket and sacks, and then whisked out of Amsterdam by bicycle. The cargo wasn’t food or supplies: It was Jewish children, smuggled and saved by van Hulst and his colleagues during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.
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Fisherman gives C-section to dead shark, frees 98 pups into the ocean
A man in Victoria, Australia, may have saved an entire brood of baby sharks after giving their deceased mother an impromptu C-section during a recent fishing trip.
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Schools arm teachers with tiny baseball bats
At first glance, it may seem like a joke to some. But a Pennsylvania school district is giving its 500 teachers weapons to fight off would-be school shooters – and those weapons are little wooden baseball bats that aren’t much longer than a ruler.
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Some Dutch Catholics Revolt Against ‘Destructive’ Teachings of Pope Francis
Leading Dutch Catholics are petitioning their bishops to warn Pope Francis about his “destructive” teachings and urge him to not commit “serious errors” against the Faith, reported Radio Maria Nederland as translated by Catholic news agency Gloria.tv on April 9.
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US Lawmakers Reveal Few Details of Talks with Venezuela’s Beleaguered President
Two U.S. lawmakers are revealing few details of their personal meetings with Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro after separate visits to the country last week. Sen. Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.)
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Could astronauts conceive in space? NASA sends human SPERM to the ISS for the first time to find out if sex in orbit would be successful
Human sperm has been sent to the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time, as Nasa tries to find out if humans could ever conceive in space.
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Trump Signs Welfare Reform Executive Order
The president’s welfare reform plan calls for addressing the challenges of people who may find it hard to find and keep jobs, including single parents, ex-convicts, the homeless, substance abusers, the disabled, and “disconnected youth.”
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Conservatives unite to ask Trump to keep Pruitt
The president’s welfare reform plan calls for addressing the challenges of people who may find it hard to find and keep jobs, including single parents, ex-convicts, the homeless, substance abusers, the disabled, and “disconnected youth.”
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3 More California Cities Vote to Opt Out of State’s Sanctuary Law
The Newport Beach city council voted unanimously earlier this week to challenge California’s sanctuary law, joining a dozen other cities that are not interested in complying with the sanctuary policies.
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Paul Ryan endorses Kevin McCarthy to be next House speaker
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday endorsed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to succeed him as House speaker when Ryan steps down at the end of the year.
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