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Former CBS, NBC Newscaster Roger Mudd Dies at 93

Longtime CBS and NBC correspondent and television anchor Roger Mudd has died at the age of 93. CBS News says Mudd died Tuesday of complications of kidney failure at his home in McLean, Virginia. The journalist famously once stumped Sen. Edward Kennedy by simply asking why he wanted to be president. During more than 30 years on network television, Mudd…

Boy Scouts May File for Bankruptcy

Multiple lawsuits cited.

“The Boy Scouts has hired law firm Sidley Austin to explore a potential chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, according to The Wall Street Journal. Seeking protection from its debts would stop multiple lawsuits over alleged sexual abuse by Boy Scout workers and volunteers going back decades, while giving the organization space to negotiate with those who sued, according to the newspaper.”…

Alabama AG Attends Lavish Retreat in South Carolina

Inside a lavish retreat where lobbyists donate for access to state attorneys general

A CBS News investigation reveals several Republican attorneys general attended a lavish retreat in South Carolina.  Among those seen attending the retreat was Alabama Attorney General Steven Marshall.  The report cites that several lobbyists shelled out $125,000 to also attend the four day event.  Many of these lobbyists represent companies with cases before some of the attorneys general. For a…

Not-So-Ancient “Egyptian” Head Found…on old Movie Set

Was used in "Ten Commandments" silent movie 94 years ago!

    From CBS: Archaeologists this week unearthed part of one of the 21 sphinxes Cecil B. DeMille left behind from his first commandments movie—a silent film. They discovered a 300-pound head, still intact after nearly a century in the sand.   See the full story HERE. Categories: Statewide Tags: CBS News, Cecil B. Demille, The 10 Commandments

“Mensa” Offers to IQ-Test Trump & Tillerson

Trump brags he has a higher IQ than the Sec. of State

The Mensa organization administers IQ tests to people, and admits only the smartest into their group. CBS reports their invitation to the men was not accepted.      Only about 2% of the population gets a high enough score to belong to Mensa. “When we were asked earlier about President Trump’s IQ and IQ testing … we just thought it…

CDC: Heart Disease on Decline-except in Alabama

Other SE States also show an increase.

Deaths from heart disease have declined in the U.S. overall in recent years, but certain areas have seen less progress than others. That’s according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Prior research from the AHA found that deaths due to cardiovascular diseasedeclined by almost 29 percent from 2003 to 2013. Still, about 610,000 people…