President Obama will name Ron Klain as the official “Ebola czar” of the U.S.
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An ISIS plan to find and slaughter military families has prompted the Army to release a bulletin, cautioning military personnel of these terrorist acts.
The warning was issued by the Army Threat Integration Center, which is responsible for warning of criminal and terrorist threats. The bulletin details more than a dozen precautions that should be taken in order to avoid ISIS attacks. Read
Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, resigned on Wednesday.
Julia Pierson resigned as the director of the Secret Service due to a series of security issues. Several lawmakers called for her to step down from the director position despite President Barack Obama stating that he had full confidence in her abilities on Tuesday, reports The Washington Post.
However, the President changed his mind when he learned that Julia Pierson had allowed an armed guard with a criminal history in an elevator with him. The man hadn’t been screened for his background before being brought in as a guard. Following this revelation, the President decided that the Secret Service needed new leadership, The Washington Post notes. Read
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering banning the use of the word “Redskins” on TV and radio.
Banzhaf has called the word racist, derogatory and hateful. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the FCC has received the petition and it’s considering accepting Banzhaf’s request. Read
California has passed a law that bans the use of plastic bags from grocery stores.
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The service has filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission for approval of a two-year test of a delivery system consisting of “groceries and other prepackaged goods.”
USPS said that the move could help it rake in between $10 million and $50 million a year. The grocery delivery service is currently being tested in partnership with Amazon (AMZN) in San Francisco. Read