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Billy Hallowell at The Blaze passed along a Billboard magazine interview with classic rocker Tom Petty, who’s now 63 and writing protest songs about the hot issues of...2002. His new album “Hypnotic Eye” carries a bonus track called “Playing Dumb” that attacks the problem of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Is he playing dumb that the church hasn’t made any strides in correcting the problem? A Georgetown study found of the nearly 40,000 priests in the United States, there were 34 allegations made by minors in 2012.

But then, Petty doesn’t think much of religion overall, saying "No one's got Christ wrong more than the Christians."

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Source: News Busters (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
SFR was hit by a countrywide network outage as users complained about their phones being unable to receive or make calls. Read More

Source: The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
Military war dogs serve combat tours, save lives and suffer injuries like the soldiers they serve. On Capitol Hill this week, dogs and their handlers made the case that all dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned. Read More

Source: NPR News Headlines (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
Ricardo Salgado, former chief executive of troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espírito Santo, has been detained for questioning as part of a three-year money-laundering and tax evasion investigation. Read More

Source: The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
ROBERT HEINLEIN WAS RIGHT — THESE ARE THE CRAZY YEARS. Mom Jailed for Letting Her Kid Play Unsupervised Also Fired From Job. Read More

Source: INSTAPUNDIT.COM (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
Three years after the Fukushima disaster shut Japan's nuclear power plants, reactors at a different plant may reopen. Steve Inskeep talks with Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau chief Peter Landers. Read More

Source: NPR News Headlines (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
CHANGE: Senate Moves To Extend Ban On Internet Taxes. Read More

Source: INSTAPUNDIT.COM (2014-07-24 08:10:02)

Fears grow that Hezbollah may join Hamas in fight...


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Source: The Drudge Report (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
International Consolidated Airlines Group said its Iberia division has reached an agreement with trade unions for collective redundancies for pilots and ground staff, which will result in the loss of 1,427 jobs. Read More

Source: The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
The murder trial is underway for Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who shot Renisha McBride, an unarmed black teen, on his porch. Wafer claims self-defense; prosecutors say there was no threat. Read More

Source: NPR News Headlines (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
NEWS FROM THE HOUSING “RECOVERY:” The drought of young California home buyers: Unaffordable housing reigns supreme as first time home buyers squeezed out of market. Of 7,000,000 completed foreclosures since 2005, 1 million occurred in California. Read More

Source: INSTAPUNDIT.COM (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars talks with Steve Inskeep about Israel's call to demilitarize Gaza and whether such a proposal is realistic. Read More

Source: NPR World News (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
SO MAYBE HE CAN BE A SENATOR FROM MONTANA: Kid’s “groundbreaking” science fair project plagiarized? Read More

Source: INSTAPUNDIT.COM (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND MURDEROUS: Behind the Scenes in Putin’s Court: The Private Habits of a Latter-Day Dictator. Read More

Source: INSTAPUNDIT.COM (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
Ford Motor Co. said second-quarter net income rose 6% to $1.3 billion, driven by a record quarter in North America, strong results in Asia and the first quarterly profit in Europe in three years. Read More

Source: The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
AMNESTY: Sen. Jeff Sessions: ‘Colossal Error’ to Pass Immigration Spending Without Blocking ‘Administrative Amnesty.’ Read More

Source: INSTAPUNDIT.COM (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
PulteGroup Inc. said its second-quarter earnings improved as the home builder reported slightly higher revenue boosted by higher average selling prices. Read More

Source: The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
Raytheon reported a 12% rise in second-quarter profit, though left its full-year guidance unchanged, and a closely watched measure of new business fell short of analysts' expectations. Read More

Source: The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
Boeing has agreed to the conditions by which it could sell aircraft spare parts to state-owned Iran Air, a move that could lead to the first sale of products by a U.S. aerospace company to the Islamic republic since 1979. Read More

Source: The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
A few months ago, 24-year-old Anas Hamra made a "Happy" video about Gaza. If the rest of the world was playing off Pharrell Williams' song, he figured Gaza ought to step up, too. Plus, even with salty tap water and travel restrictions, life in Gaza was not all misery. On Wednesday, Hamra spent 24 hours with his video camera in Shifa Hospital in Gaza and emerged unable to find a word to describe how he feels. The first song that came to mind is "Wake Me Up When It's Over." Read More

Source: NPR World News (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide Inc. said its second-quarter earnings rose 12% on growth in its fees business, while the company raised its outlook for the year. Read More

Source: The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
Driven by the largest increase in home prices in Dublin since records began, Irish residential prices surged in June, fueling concerns that severe shortages of properties following the country's real-estate crash are leading to a new and dangerous price boom. Read More

Source: The Wall Street Journal - World News (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
WHAT COULD GO WRONG? Nationalize The Ivy League! Read More

Source: INSTAPUNDIT.COM (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules for railroad oil tank cars, after a series of fiery derailments. The rules would phase out thousands of older cars in two years. Read More

Source: NPR News Headlines (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
French luxury-goods house Hermès International named Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski as its new women's fashion designer, betting on an unknown name who will be dedicated to the house full-time. Read More

Source: The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
In Hollywood it seems nobody stays the same size for long.  Read More

Source: FOX News - Entertainment (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
The Brazilian government condemned the "disproportionate use of force" by Israel in its offensive in Gaza and decided to recall its ambassador from Tel Aviv. Read More

Source: The Wall Street Journal - World News (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
ELIZABETH WARREN’S STREET TEAM IS MORE CREATIVE THAN I EXPECTED: Mystery: Posters in NYC, D.C. call Clintons ‘America’s Lannisters.’ Read More

Source: INSTAPUNDIT.COM (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
Ariana Grande is reportedly keeping a major secret from her older brother, Frankie. Read More

Source: FOX News - Entertainment (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
When New Girl returns for its fourth season this fall, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) will be facing some competition from... Jess? Read More

Source: FOX News - Entertainment (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
Syrians have flooded into neighboring countries and now they are having babies. But the children are not receiving citizenship from either Syria or the country where they are born. Read More

Source: NPR News Headlines (2014-07-24 08:10:02)
The governor of Iowa says he's empathetic but doesn't want to host any of the unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America. But advocacy groups and other officials in the state are urging Iowans to welcome them. Read More

Source: NPR News Headlines (2014-07-24 08:10:02)