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LOCAL

*The St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach is reporting that the city cut all of their funding for TNR (Trap, Neuter, return) making it impossible for them to continue to operate because they can't afford to do it on their own.  80% of kittens are born in America to feral moms and the only way to stop the influx of cat colonies multiplying is TNR. So the St Louis Feral Cat Outreach is in dire need of donations, head to www.STLFCO.org  TO DONATE, CLICK HERE

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NATIONAL

GIRL SCOUTS TRAGEDY: Three Killed by Drunk Driver

A Wisconsin community is mourning the tragic loss of three Girl Scouts and an adult troop leader who were struck and killed by a drunk driver on Saturday.

The troop was cleaning up garbage along the highway when a pickup truck veered off the road and landed in a ditch where the girls were working. Four scouts and an adult were struck. Three of the scouts were killed and one more is in critical condition. The adult who was supervising the community service also died.

The driver, 21-year-old Colten Treu, fled the scene of the crash, but later turned himself in to police. He's scheduled to appear in court today and is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and vehicular homicide. The names of the victims, all fourth-graders, will be released today. (ABC News


Militia Groups Are Helping Beef Up The Southern Border -

 Some militia groups will be helping to stop the migrant caravan from crossing into the United States from Mexico.

The Texas Minutemen plan to send at least a hundred members to help the military stop migrant caravans heading toward the United States. A member of the Minutemen say militias from Oregon, Indiana, and two groups in Canada are also on they way. They plan on offering support to troops.

President Trump has called the migrants invaders and says there are bad people hiding among the legitimate asylum seekers. The U.S. military has given Army commanders the heads up about unregulated militia members self-deploying to the border. 

Source: The Hill


Oregon Goes To Old School Paper Ballots To Fight Meddling -

 Oregon goes back to the basics for elections.

While states across the country are worried about hackers and election meddling, Oregon is sitting pretty. That’s because they have gone old school. Gone are voting machines. Instead residents are mailed paper ballots that they fill out and mail back. That’s they way they have done things in the state for 20 years and it produces some consistently high voter turnout numbers.

Says Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, “you can’t hack paper.” The voting system is so popular that the majority of both parties back it. 

Source: NBC News


Pittsburgh Rabbi To Trump: Hate Speech Leads To Hateful Actions - 

The Rabbi of the Pittsburgh synagogue were eleven people were murdered last month says hateful rhetoric fueled by politicians led to the mass shooting.

In his sermon during shabbat [[ shuh-BAHT ]] services on Saturday, Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said he shared his opinion with President Trump when Trump visited Pittsburgh last week. Myers said he told Trump, "Mr. President, hate speech leads to hateful actions. Hate speech leads to what happened in my sanctuary."

Myers also made it clear that he does not "foist blame" on the President or "any one person" for the attack.

The self-admitted attacker, reportedly shouted, "All Jews must die!" before he started shooting as services began on October 27th. 

Source: CNN


ALSO....

*A new study says the scent of lavender can help decrease stress and anxiety. (The Ladders)


TODAY IS:

  • National Doughnut Day: Doughnuts are so great they get two National days a year – today, November 5th, and the first Friday in June. 
  • National Love Your Red Hair Day


SPORTS

*The Blues lost to the Minnesota Wild 5-1 on Saturday they take on Carolina on Tuesday

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