RIP Leonard Nimoy

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The man known for his iconic character Mr. Spock on "Star Trek," has died at age 83. I had the pleasure of meeting him once and it is safe to say that for many of his fans, Leonard Nimoy was Star Trek. Live long and prosper, dear friend.

Nimoy was a singer, a writer, a poet, a photographer, a film director and a great guy.

BBC News - Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83 http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31662024

He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy http://n.pr/1LS5Kmm

Will they, or won't they?

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Will the Congressional funding expire for Homeland Security, or won't it? That is the question many are asking, but approval of a homeland security spending bill looked likely.

Today happens to be the last day Congress can approve this pending legislation before funding runs out at midnight tonight. Is this any way to run a country?

Conservative senators who object to the bill said they do not intend to use procedural moves to delay the Senate vote past the funding deadline. But why must it be this way?

What's Up With Bills?

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We are not referring to bills, which live and die die on Capitol Hill. We're talking about guys named William, Will. or any other variation of Bill.

William H. Bonney , better known as Billy the Kid and also known as William Antrim, was a 19th-century gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West. Born William Henry McCarty, Jr. c.1859-1861 – July 14, 1881, he was better known as Billy the Kid and also known as William Antrim.

CUOMO TO CUBA

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The Chief of the Cuban Interests Section José Ramón Cabañas and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo have announced the first official state trade mission to Cuba since President Obama began the process to normalize diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.

OPEN AND SECURE INTERNET

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Federal Communications Commissioners, following a 3-2 vote have prohibited Internet service providers like Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon Communications and others from discriminating against any web sites, or online service.

This basically signifies that sites like Netflix, or YouTube, Google will not have to pay additional fees, or deal with sluggish connections to their users.

New sites and services like DOSE OF NEWS * www.doseofnews.com will be able to reach everyone on the Internet on the same terms as the biggies.

ABC TV

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American Broadcasting Company means exactly what it says. The TV network is tops in US ratings and this in no duck tale. They are America's Broadcasting Company.

The Disney owned and operated ABC TV is enjoying success on many fronts, including news and information content.

NET NEUTRALITY TIME

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The time is here to make a stand on Net Neutrality. The Obama administration says that more than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here's a big reason we've seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally.

MIGRATION: IN / OUT?

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The movement of foreign born individuals with their intention of settling into The United States of America has become a hot button reform issue between The President a Republican controlled Congress.

Meanwhile, Obama is asking a Texas federal judge to allow him to continue implementing his immigration plan.

Today in #SouthFlorida: Pres. @BarackObama will defend his #immigration strategy at @FIU http://sunsent.nl/17xZjFT pic.twitter.com/fU1IxT2NBJ

ASSORTED INTERESTING EVENTS

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Event: Gorkana Connects with the Financial Times Washington D.C. Bureau
When: February 26, 2015, 6:00pm
Where: Washington D.C.

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