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Navy brat-->University fac brat. All over-->Wisconsin-->TN-->VA. RN (ret), married, grandmother of 11. Progressive since birth. My mouth may be foul but my heart is wide open.

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Crime: You cannot make this stuff up! (2 parts)

This is a two-parter. For context, you need to read both artlcles. The most recent one is posted first, but the one describing the crime is second and longer. This would make a great miniseries.

Appeal denied for kidnapping fugitives, will be extradited to U.S. for trial

An appeals court in Scotland has ruled three people allegedly involved in an attempted violent kidnapping to be extradited to the US to stand trial.

In early August 2018, Valerie Perfect Hayes, 41, Gary Blake Reburn, 58, and Jennifer Lynn Amnott, 36, fled to the United Kingdom after the attempted kidnapping of five children, all under the age of eight, in a Mennonite Community within Dayton, Virginia.

The court said the three have repeatedly sought to block their extradition back to the United States based on the severity of the mandatory life sentence each would receive if convicted.


Here's the background info. For context, it's important to read all of it. It's nearly unbelievable.

Knoxville comic book store raises more than $83k to give students free copies of Maus

A Knoxville comic book store announced Monday it has raised more than $83,000 after starting an initiative last week to give away free copies of Maus for students who want to learn more about the Holocaust.

The book made headlines nationally for being banned from McMinn County Schools after leaders said it contained too much strong language and graphic depictions of the Holocaust. Around 6 million Jewish people died between the 1930s and the early 1940s as the Nazi regime systematically arrested and cruelly killed them.

Nirvana Comics said it would give away copies of the book because it "[believes] it is a must-read for everyone." It said all students need to do is ask for a copy by calling the store or reaching out on social media. However, it said it had a limited supply of books so there could be a waitlist for anyone interested in reading it.

"We are going to be able to buy a copy of Maus for every student who has requested one so far. We got a huge waiting list from people all over the country," said Rich Davis, who works at the store. "We are going to prioritize the Tennessee area. Then we will start shipping out. We are gonna be able to do that and maybe make donations to as many of the public school libraries in Tennessee as we can."

And here's a fork in the eye for you, McMinn County BOE!
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