LOCKDOWN: Parliament Hill Attacked, Soldier Shot at National War Memorial in Ottawa

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A man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, and witnesses said there were further shots fired on nearby Parliament Hill.

It was not immediately known if there were further injuries.

Alain Merisier. who works at the cafeteria in the Parliament building, told CBC News that said he saw a man in a car at the Centre Block with a long gun.

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Witnesses said they then heard shots fired, and there was an unconfirmed report of a person injured outside the Library of Parliament.

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Police confirmed the shooting at the War Memorial, and sealed off the area while the injured soldier was given emergency medical aid.  He was later put into an ambulance. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Obama’s distant cousin calls him ‘worst president in our time’

President Obama’s distant second cousin has taken family feuding to a new level in his bid for the Senate.

Dr. Milton Wolf, the radiologist challenging Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), told The Hill on Monday that while Obama’s a “nice guy,” he believes he’s “the worst president in our time, if not our history…”


Not a Joke: California School Holds Toy-Gun Buyback

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By  Ian Tuttle

A Hayward, Calif., elementary school principal is making an afternoon game of cops-and-robbers considerably more difficult:

An elementary school will hold a toy gun exchange Saturday, offering students a book and a chance to win a bicycle if they turn in their play weapons.

Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill maintains that children who play with toy guns may not take real guns seriously.

“Playing with toy guns, saying ‘I’m going to shoot you,’ desensitizes them, so as they get older, it’s easier for them to use a real gun,” Hill said.

If Hill’s implicit conviction that a child cannot learn to distinguish between a real gun and, say, this, is true, then we have a lot bigger problems than some after-school cowboys-versus-Indians.

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