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From what’s going on in the Capitol to what’s happening oversees, we have it all.
Today we see the first pictures inside the Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant after the horrific earthquake and tsunami. We also see billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump calling out Obama.
Take It In The Ring
Contenders: Donald Trump vs. Barack Obama
Match: Donald Trump called out President Obama during an appearance on “The View” Wednesday, demanding the nation’s leader put an end to the debate over whether or not he was actually born in the United States. “I want him to show his birth certificate. I want him to show his birth certificate,” Trump shouted to the show’s five co-hosts. “There’s something on that birth certificate that he doesn’t like.” Trump, who was on the show to discuss his own potential presidential run in 2012, said he felt Obama was probably born in the U.S.
Inside the Reactor
What: These first images of inside the stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant reveal the terrifying conditions under which brave men work to save their nation from full nuclear meltdown.
The Fukushima Fifty – an anonymous band of lower and mid-level managers – have battled around the clock to cool overheating reactors and spent fuel rods since the disaster on March 11.
What: Jeremy Morlock, the 22-year-old Alaskan who took horrifying photos of his own war crimes. He’s now pled guilty to three counts of murder and has been sentenced to 24 years in jail.
GlobalGrind’s Global Mind
Where: South Atlantic
What: A major spill of heavy crude oil from a wrecked freighter has coated an estimated 20,000 endangered penguins on a remote South Atlantic island chain, the local authorities and environmental groups said Tuesday. More than 800 tons of fuel oil has leaked from the Maltese-registered ship.
Hero Of The Day
Who: Anaiah Rucker
What: Anaiah Rucker risked her life and lost her leg after saving her younger sister from being hit by a car.
Shame On You:
Who: Jennifer Zuniga
What Happened: Jennifer Zuniga has been arrested for allegedly encouraging her son to fight another boy in a bout that was caught on tape.
Zuniga of Ceres, CA was arrested this week for allegedly telling her son to beat up another boy, even giving him pointers during the fight. The video (below) has circulated on the internet.
Money On My Mind
Whose Wallet: North Carolina transportation officials
Weight: $461 million
How They Hustled: North Carolina transportation officials say they’ve reached an agreement that will allow them to obtain $461 million in federal grants to improve train service. Officials say the new service would cut travel time from Charlotte to Raleigh to less than three hours, even with seven stops along the way. However, the ride will only be 13 minutes faster.
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