Five Things You Need to Know (4/18/2013)

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Here are the top news headlines that may interest you for Thursday, April 18th, 2013. Read, be informed, discuss, and prosper.

Elvis Sent Ricin Letters to President? “Kevin Curtis, the man just arrested in Mississippi on suspicion of sending letters filled with ricin to Senator Roger Wicker, President Obama, and a local judge, is an Elvis impersonator on the side.”

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CEO of Eden Foods

Woman Who Cut Husband’s Junk Off Faces Trial “According to police, Catherine Kieu, then 48, now 50, drugged her husband (with tofu, no less), tied him up, cut off his penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife, and then, to top it all off, threw the severed penis into the garbage disposal and turned it on. She was arrested and charged with “aggravated mayhem.”

Eden Foods Beef with Obama Administration “The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Michigan in Detroit, alleges that the government violates Eden Foods’ and CEO Michael Potter’s first amendment rights by mandating that the company provide contraception as part of its health care coverage for employees.”

Public Enemy in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “No nation could ever hold Public Enemy back. Proving its reign supreme, the rap legends will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, one of only four hip-hop acts ever to make the cut.”

Gun Bill Background Checks Shot Down “The Senate had just rejected a bipartisan deal to expand gun-sale background checks, a measure some 90% of the American people support.”

ADDITIONAL: Texas Explosion(video included) “Factory in Texas exploded in a massive fireball, killing between five and 15 people and injuring at least 160, police say, amid fears those figures could still rise.”

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