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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Good Morning, News!

Posted by Dirk VanderHart on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 8:46 AM

A fresh new audit finds the Portland Police Bureau has made strides in handling sex crimes, but also points out holes in the system. Mostly, that includes a case where a woman's warning about her abuse at the hands of a Legacy Emanuel nurse went largely unheeded, allowing the man to allegedly victimize other women. The bureau is expected to face a lawsuit in that case.

With the country's president banished and hiding in the eastern part of the country, Ukranian lawmakers are scrambling to fill a power vacuum and avert complete economic collapse. Guess how it's going so far.

And what's the White House doing amid all this dramatic, Cold War-esque upheaval? Not much, though that's by design.

House Republicans are floating a sleek, simplified new tax code! If I asked you to guess how the super-rich shake out, what would you say?

You guys remember former Trail Blazer Raymond Felton, right? He's been arrested on several gun charges. The New York Post says he pointed a "huge, armor-piercing pistol" at his wife, but you'll need to make your own decisions about whether or not to trust the Post.

Uganda continues to whip itself into a somehow-greater anti-gay froth, with a leading newspaper publishing a list of the country's "top 200 homosexuals." But maybe this party is coming to a close? European countries are pulling aid left and right.

Thinking of turning in one of the world's most wanted drug kingpins? Maybe don't do it for the multi-million dollar reward.

We've written some about bitcoin, but I'm still not sure I understand it completely. I know enough, though, not to touch it.

I'm from Michigan, so it would be great to see the Mitten State follow the leads of Oregon and a growing number of others in not defending its same-sex marriage ban in court. No such luck.

Ah, jeez. Former President George W. Bush's paintings will get their own exhibit at his presidential center. By far the worst part? The title: Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy. Everyone just shut up.

We will get through this.

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