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Firewire from THE BLAZE April 13, 2013
FL School District: A Review And Investigation Is Coming
A school district in Jacksonville, Fla., said Friday it will review and investigate what happened after a father charged that his fourth-grade son was instructed to write that he was “willing to give up some of [his] constitutional rights” as part of a classroom activity. Get the latest update on the story that's dominating HERE.
Linked To Common Core - Students Asked To 'Argue Jews Are Evil' 
Students in some Albany High School English classes were asked to participate in the unthinkable this week as part of a persuasive writing assignment. The objective? Prove why Jews are evil and convince the teacher of their loyalty to the Third Reich in five paragraphs or less. See the actual lesson HERE.

On Friday, the White House released President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s tax returns. See the five very interesting things we noticed in the tax returns of the two most powerful people in America HERE.

Ten Congressmen took to the floor of the U.S. House on Thursday to shed some light on the trial of Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor who stands accused of murdering seven newborn infants (allegedly cutting their spines with scissors) and one grown woman. Watch Rep. Chris Smith's powerful speech HERE.

Editor’s Note: This article deals with extremely-disturbing themes and subjects. Please be advised. The details emerging from Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s murder trial are so gruesome that, based on the descriptions, one would assume they are fictional scenes from a horror movie. However, the reality is that the court case, which continues to expose the details of the alleged murders of at least seven babies, is, according to witness testimony, anything but a concocted tale. Learn more HERE.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) may be new to Congress, but he’s making a splash with a new bumper sticker sure to get the left all riled up. Stockman, who apparently refers to himself as the “most conservative member of Congress,” is not afraid to wear his conservatism on his sleeve or the bumper of his car. See the sticker HERE.

Newtown Mom Replaces Obama In Weekly Address
The mother of a first-grade boy shot dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary School sat in for President Barack Obama in his weekly address, choking back tears as she begged Americans to act on gun violence. Watch Francine Wheeler's emotional request for the Senate to act on the proposed new gun legislation HERE.
Why Did This NY Town Remove A Veteran's Gadsden Flag? 
The United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association is fighting a New York town for the right to fly the Gadsden flag bearing the phrase, “Don’t Tread On Me.” The veterans group had flown the flag, used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps since 1775, at the New Rochelle Armory, but the city council claimed it was an offensive Tea Party symbol and voted to have the flag removed. HERE.

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It seems like a lopsided match-up, goose versus gorilla, but things aren’t always as they appear. In a YouTube video which has already been viewed more than 40,000 times, a goose and a gorilla go head-to-head. Watch the surprising end to this bird vs. beast match up HERE. 

One NFL Team Hired An Untested YouTube Kicking Sensation
Just last week we brought you a story about how YouTube and viral videos are helping people start careers in the entertainment industry through non-traditional methods. Now, the Norwegian Internet sensation seems to have made it into the NFL for his “kickalicious” skills. Meet Harvard Rugland HERE.
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