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Rolling Stone Retracts UVA Rape Story

From the story:  The review, undertaken by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism at Rolling Stone’s request, produced a 12,000-word report that documented lapses in standard journalistic procedure at every level of the magazine during the reporting and editing of the story (Fox News).  The report (Rolling Stone).  More (Reuters).

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White House Refuses to Consider Iran Aggression in Deal

The story claims “The US State Department has rejected Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s call to condition any final deal with Iran over its nuclear program on the Iranian regime recognizing the State of Israel. During a Saturday press conference State Dept. ‘spokeswoman Marie Harf abruptly rejected the suggestion, stating ‘this is an agreement that is only about the nuclear issue’” (INN). From the Associated Press:  …if, as critics contend, the agreement ends up projecting U.S. weakness instead, that could embolden rogue states and extremists alike, and make the region’s vast array of challenges — from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Syrian civil war to the fighting in Libya and Yemen — even more impervious to Western intervention (AP).  Another story notes “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the U.S. and other world powers to seek a firmer deal with Iran Sunday over that country’s nuclear program and said that he’s “not trying to kill any deal,” just a “bad deal” (Fox News).  They are pleased with the deal in Iran (AFP).   Oddly, Obama admitted a weakened Israel would be a “fundamental failure of my presidency” (INN).  But he is singing his own praises (Politico).  From Bill Kristol:  …the deal can’t be fixed. Even if sanctions relief were somewhat more gradual, even if the number of centrifuges were somewhat lower, even if the inspections regime were somewhat more robust—the basic facts would remain: Iran gets to keep its nuclear infrastructure, including the most sensitive parts of it. The sanctions come off. And the inspectors can be kicked out. So Iran, a state-sponsor of terror, an enemy of the United States, an aggressive jihadist power, a regime dedicated to the destruction of Israel, will become a threshold nuclear weapons state (Weekly Standard).

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California Governor Imposes Statewide Water Restrictions

From the story:  Brown announced he had signed an executive order requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to implement measures in cities and towns to cut the state’s overall water usage by 25 percent compared with 2013 levels.  The move will affect residents, businesses, farmers and other users.  (AP)

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Indiana Facing More Heat, Starting with Media

CNN continued the media’s blatant distortion of the law, claiming it “allows businesses to refuse service to gay, lesbian and transgender people on religious grounds” (CNN).  Ontario’s gay premier is using the controversy to urge businesses to relocate to Canada (CBS).  Well known Kentucky fan and actress Ashley Judd is among those calling for a boycott (Breitbart).  Rick Santorum is one politician who is unafraid to defend Indiana (The Pulse).  The Final Four coaches released a statement saying very little (Yahoo).  Another story notes Carly Fiorina “blasted business leaders in Silicon Valley and elsewhere who have criticized the Indiana law as discriminatory, questioning why there isn’t similar outrage “about the subjugation of the rights of women and gays in many countries in which these companies do business” (USA Today).  Meanwhile, a pizzeria in Indiana has closed and the owners are in hiding as they have been harassed for announcing they won’t cater gay weddings (Buzzfeed).  A lesbian coach and teacher threatened to burn down the pizzeria (Clash Daily).

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Iran Nuclear Deal Misses Deadline, Talks Continue

On the deadlines:  The deadline to agree on the outline of a permanent deal had already been extended twice before Tuesday, and it was not clear what would happen if an agreement was not reached by the end of Wednesday. The deadline for all the details of a comprehensive agreement to be settled is the end of June (Fox News).  One advisor to Obama “appears to be a former employee of the alleged pro-Tehran regime lobbying group, NIAC (National Iranian-American Council)” (Breitbart).  From Thomas Sowell:  It doesn’t matter what the terms of the agreement are, if Iran can cheat (Townhall).  A look at the UN and its war on Israel (NY Times).

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