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COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS HEADLINES for Monday August 4, 2014 – Former White House Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, The Honorable James Brady, has died.

Mr. Brady was born in Centralia, Illinois, August 29, 1940. He was graduated from the University of Illinois in 1962, where he earned a B.S. degree in Communications and Political Science. Mr. Brady is survived by his wife, the former Sarah Kemp, his son Scott and daughter Melissa.  The condolences of everyone at Communities Digital News to the family and friends of Mr. Brady.

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The Honorable James Brady: 15th White House Press Secretary, the first face of gun control, dies at 73


Mr. Brady was born in Centralia, Illinois, August 29, 1940 and is survived by his wife, the former Sarah Kemp, his son Scott and daughter Melissa.

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The spotlight shines on Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach


Broadway by Amar Santana is a culinary star in the heavens of Laguna Beach whose name deserves to be up in lights

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Impeachment and lawsuits: Party tools of emotional extortion


RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., August 4, 2014 – In a Nation that favors sound bites over solutions, it should not come as a surprise that the term “political integrity” has become little more than an oxymoron. Ethics be damned: If the Parties can use something to “stimulate the base,” you may rest assured they will

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Kerry’s foot in mouth disease may be more dangerous than ebola


CHARLOTTE, NC, August 4, 2014 – If a story in the French weekly publication Le Canard Enchaine is true, then Secretary of State John Kerry has put his foot in his mouth again. According to Le Canard, Kerry insulted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to several foreign ministers last week during the cease-fire negotiations between Israel

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Gaza and Jewish values: The thoughtful Jewish voice most Americans never hear


WASHINGTON, August 4, 2014 — The current conflict between Israel and Hamas is taking a terrible toll in  human lives, mostly Palestinian civilians, many of them women and children. In one instance, artillery shells slammed into a U.N. school, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens as they slept. The building was the sixth

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Illegal alien amnesty is a threat to national security


Very few are talking about how amnesty will impact ordinary Americans.

NFL star Mario Williams

NFL 2014 Hall of Fame Game: Bills vs. Giants from Canton


Football preseason kicks off in Canton, Ohio with the Hall of Fame Game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants.

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Pelosi walks across the aisle calls Tom Marino insignificant


“Rep. Pelosi called me an ‘insignificant person’ on the Floor of the House. I’ll ponder that for a while driving to Williamsport tonight. Of course I’ll be driving myself, with no staff or security.” – Tom Marino

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Can spirituality play a role in treating HIV?


There are any number of factors that impact our immune system, not the least of which is prayer.


Democrats say no to immigration bill, think Americans are too stupid to notice


Democrats stonewall immigration bill in favor of cheap labor pool and new voters for 2014 mid-terms and think you are too stupid to notice


Eric Cantor, Dave Brat, Ted Cruz and too big to fail politics


Should Eric Cantor end up working for a private equity firm, it will prove “too big to fail” now applies to American politics.

Budget carrier PEOPLExpress has 'returned' to the skies (Screen grab of B-roll courtesy Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

Budget carrier PEOPLExpress ‘returns’ to the skies


The airline, which for now is operated by Vision Airlines, plans to add service to New Orleans and Tampa, Fla., according to its website.

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For democracy’s sake, Afghanistan should leave Abdullah Abdullah behind


What Afghanistan needs right now are a few steps forward.


Ray Rice: What makes him tick is the same thing that ticked him off


CHARLOTTE, NC, August 3, 2014 – Football is a violent game, at any level. The NFL however, is the ultimate expression of that violence, and that is why fans love it. The National Football League is Sunday afternoon at the colosseum where gladiators bash, clash, smash and dash to the delight of millions of fans. Pro

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What is PK Subban worth?


Montreal was unable to reach an agreement on a contract with defenseman PK Subban.