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Remembering The Oklahama City Bombing Tragedy 20 Years Later

Sat, Apr 18, 2015 | Filed in: Breaking News

Day of Remembrance video by the Memorial Museum

20 years ago, on April 19th, 1995 one of the largest terrorist attacks took place on American soil. A truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. 168 people, including children were killed and hundreds were injured.

The blast was set off by anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh, who in 2001 was executed for his crimes. His co-conspirator Terry Nichols received life in prison.

On the anniversary of this tragic event, The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum will honor the 168 individuals who were killed, those who survived, and those changed forever by the bombings.

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2015 NBA Playoff Preview; Is San Antonio Or Golden State The Team To Beat?

Sat, Apr 18, 2015 | Filed in: Health/Sports Fitness

The NBA playoffs for the 2014-2015 begin Saturday afternoon. An eventful season featuring LeBron James’ return to Cleveland, the Golden State Warriors rise to prominence, and the unfortunate injury-induced fall of the Oklahoma City Thunder, will come to an end in six short weeks. Sixteen teams will be gunning for the same goal, the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

Eastern Conference

The Atlanta Hawks, to the pleasant surprise of NBA fans alike, claimed the number one seed in the Eastern Conference. They will play the disappointing eight-seeded Brooklyn Nets in round one, which should be a cakewalk for the Hawks’ 60 win squad, the most wins in team history.

In spite of James’ return, the Cleveland Cavaliers got off to a rocky start. At 19-20 talking heads across the country began to call their season a failure. Thanks to James, Kyrie Irving, and a few mid-season acquisitions, they got their season back on the right track, winning 53 games.

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NBA Hall Of Fame Center Kareem Abdul Jabbar Undergoes Successful Quadruple Bypass Surgery

Fri, Apr 17, 2015 | Filed in: Health/Sports Fitness

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery Thursday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the hospital said Friday. The Lakers great was diagnosed with cardiovascular disease earlier in the week. A press release from UCLA said, “At this time, Abdul-Jabbar would like to thank his surgical team and the medical staff at UCLA, his alma mater, for the excellent care he has received. He is looking forward to getting back to his normal activities soon.” Dr. Richard Shemin, who performed the operation, said Abdul-Jabbar was expected to make a full recovery. Lakers’ owner and executive Jeanie Buss...

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Movie Review: "True Story" Is A Dark And Dreary Drama

Thu, Apr 16, 2015 | Filed in: Film / Movie Reviews

"True Story" movie review by Lucas Mirabella - LATF

Based on Michael Finkel’s memoir of the same name, this downbeat drama aspires to be a profound examination of the slippery nature of truth, but falls short of that noble goal.

Jonah Hill plays a disgraced journalist trying to regain his integrity through unusual means in “True Story,” a film directed by English theatre director Rupert Goold and costarring James Franco and Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”). Paling in comparison to films like “Capote” and “Adaptation” that covered similar ground, “True Story” suffers from a dull protagonist in a miscast Jonah Hill, a sluggish second act and an unfulfilling resolution.

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Mailman Who Flew Onto U.S. Capitol Lawn Heads To Court

Thu, Apr 16, 2015 | Filed in: Breaking News

Capitol Building 

Security in our nation's capital is under major questioning after a handful of security breaches. The latest occurred this Wednesday when a mailman from Florida flew a small aircraft through restricted airspace and landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. 

The 61 year-old mailman is Doug Hughes. When he flew his gyrocopter onto one of the most protected airspaces, Hughes was looking to make a statement. He called it Project Kitty Hawk. 

Hughes first announced his plans on the internet and published it in his hometown publication.

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