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On this day in 2003, pyrotechnics during a Great White show ignited soundproofing foam and burned down a nightclub in West Warwick, RI, killing 100 concert-goers and Great White guitarist Ty Longley.

The Oscars are Sunday!  “Birdman” and “Boyhood” appear to be favorites, but there are often surprise winners.  What was your favorite movie?  Will you watch the Oscars Sunday night?

Louisiana is in the top 5 in a new survey showing the state’s with the most regular church-goers.  Do you go to church regularly?

A lesbian couple in Michigan says a pediatrician refused to care for their newborn baby because of their sexual orientation.  Should doctors use their views on social and political issues to determine the patients they accept?  Could a conservative doctor refuse to accept a known liberal as a patient?  Or, vice versa?

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has fired back at Geraldo Rivera for saying that hip-hop has done more damage to blacks and Hispanics that racism over the past 10 years.  Simmons said that Rivera has a fundamental misunderstanding of hip-hop culture.

Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly is being scrutinized by a liberal news outlet for claiming that he was in a war zone while covering the Falkland Islands war.  Mother Jones writer, David Corn, says O’Reilly was actually in Buenos Aires and did not witness a combat situation.  Do you think more people on TV will be exposed for exaggerating stories they have told audiences?

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told a group of Republicans that President Obama does not love America.  Do you think the President does not love America?  Why?

What decade had the best music?
•    60s
•    70s
•    80s
•    90s 
•    2000s
And why?


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Scoot: Netanyahu condemns Iran deal in powerful speech
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Scoot: What was the best decade for music?
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Scoot: Wal-Mart and the new Minimum Wage lie
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Scoot: Ash Wednesday brings display of religious belief
As I walked out of church in downtown New Orleans on this Ash Wednesday with ashes smeared on my forehead, I had no fear that the visible indication of my religious beliefs would lead to verbal or physical attacks.  But I realized that not everyone...
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Scoot: The real spirit of Mardi Gras
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Scoot: "The Daily Show" will continue without Jon
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Scoot: Obama lied by not supporting same sex marriage
President Obama lied to the American people when he opposed gay marriage!  According to longtime adviser, David Axelrod, President Obama’s personal feelings about same-sex marriage directly conflicted with his public position.  In an...
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Scoot: Gay marriage comes to Alabama - where next?
The U.S. Supreme Court decided to allow same-sex marriages to proceed in the state of Alabama and later this year will rule on whether the Constitution protects gay marriage in America. In spite of the High Court’s ruling today, some judges in...
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