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Pepperidge Farm recalls 46,000 packages of bagels

Pepperidge farms bagel recallPepperidge Farm on Friday announced it is recalling 46,000 packages of bagels due to undeclared allergens.

The baked goods company is recalling the products because they may contain peanuts and almonds, which could be life-threatening to people who are allergic to them.

No illnesses or deaths have been reported related to the recall.


Floridians forced to sell their homes at huge losses

Condo units in Florida forced to sellUnder a Florida law, companies that own more than 80 percent of condo units in one building can terminate a condo complex under certain conditions and turn it into apartments for rent. The companies have to pay the owners they're evicting the "current market value" for their units, which may not even cover their mortgage. Some owners, who have diligently paid their bills and fees, are left without a home and drowning in debt.

“I thought we lived in a country where your property couldn’t be seized for private gain,” Gonzalez said. “And this blows me away that this is possible in the United States. It blows me away.”


War Memorial Separates Dead By Race And Divides Southern City

White/colored war memorialAlong Main Street in a small South Carolina city, there is war memorial honoring fallen World War I and II soldiers, dividing them into two categories: "white" and "colored."

Welborn Adams, Greenwood's white Democratic-leaning mayor, believes the bronze plaques are relics of the South's scarred past and should be changed in the spirit of equality, replaced like the "colored" water fountains or back entrances to the movie theater that blacks were once forced to use.


Activist nun held in 'unfair conditions,' supporters say

Meghan RiceMeghan Rice, the 85-year-old nun who broke into a nuclear facility and was sentenced to nearly three years in prison last February on charges of interfering with national security and damaging federal property, is being held in “unfair conditions,” advocates say.

Undeterred by the prison sentence, she has been continuing her activism from behind bars at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, according to a report by NPR, dedicating some of her time in custody to her fellow inmates.


DEA using license-plate readers to take photos of US drivers, documents reveal

DEA scans license platesThe Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is using license-plate reader technology to photograph motorists and passengers in the US as part of an official exercise to build a database on people’s lives.

According to DEA documents published on Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the agency is capturing images of occupants in the front and rear seats of vehicles in a programme that monitors Americans’ travel patterns on a wider scale than previously thought.


Two Philly cops charged with brutality; video shows man being struck, beaten

Philly cops lie about beating manTwo Philadelphia police officers have been charged with beating a man they knocked off a motor scooter in North Philadelphia and then falsely charging him with assault, authorities announced Thursday.

Charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, conspiracy and other offenses were Officers Kevin Robinson and Sean McKnight.

The charges follow a grand jury investigation, District Attorney Seth Williams said at a news conference with Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey.


Health insurer Anthem hacked, tens of millions exposed

anthem hackedAnthem Inc., the second-largest health insurer in the United States, said hackers breached databases containing personal information for about 80 million customers and employees. It is likely the largest disclosed data breach in U.S. corporate history.

Company officials said the stolen information includes birthdates, Social Security numbers, street addresses, medical identification numbers and employment information, including salary data. There is no evidence that credit card or medical history information was breached.


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