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Brandon Jones

Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news for Examiner, starting and writing for several different websites including the diverse blognews site Desk of Brian. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Oregon’s new gas tax: charge by the mile, punish fuel efficiency and track citizens

Oregon is rolling out the first-in-the-nation program aimed to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but rather for the miles they drive. The test is set to begin July 1 as volunteers (up to 5,000) can register More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Rand Paul and Jeb Bush disagree on Patriot Act

Rand Paul may have angered Senate colleagues by seizing the floor for a 10-and-a-half-hour filibuster style speech on Wednesday as he forced attention to the fact that civil liberties remain at stake as Congress More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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ISIS now controls Palmyra in Syria

ISIS shocked the world with the capture of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra threatens a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as having “stood at the crossroads of several civilizations,” with its More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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‘TMNT 2′ adds Gary Anthony Williams as Bebop

Bebop and Rocksteady were rumored to be joining the cast or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and now one-half of the idiot duo has finally been set. Gary Anthony Williams will play Bebop, a mutated warthog who More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Obama administration equates global warming to national security, south pole grows

The Obama administration is doubling down on climate change, the most common phrase used to replace global warming, linking the projections to national security concerns. “…no challenge poses a greater More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Obama orders ‘Blue Alert’ to protect police

The Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 was signed into law by President Obama, requiring nationwide “Blue Alerts” to warn about threats to police officers and help track down More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Barclays, JP Morgan,Chase, Citigroup, others guilty of criminal activity, DOJ agrees to plea deal

Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and the Royal Bank of Scotland will collectively pay several billion dollars and plead guilty to criminal antitrust violations with the Justice Department for rigging the price More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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‘Mad Max Fury Road’ amazes on every level – 5 stars!

Not since George Lucas brought audiences Star Wars has a filmmaker delivered on a universe full of bizarre and crazed characters without being too campy or distracting. George Miller reboots the Mad Max franchise More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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President Obama executive order targets police equipment, adds ‘Police Czar’

President Obama issued a new executive order prohibiting the federal government from providing certain military style equipment to local police departments. The order also adds Federal oversight and a group with More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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‘The Flash’ season 2 spoilers: Rick Cosnett, Tom Cavanagh, Killer Frost, metahumans

In the wake of the exciting and shocking season 1 finale of The Flash, Andrew Kreisberg answered questions, dodged others on the future of stars from season 1: Rick Cosnett, Tom Cavanagh, Danielle Panabaker and More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Hillary Clinton talks emails and judge orders faster release

The State Department confirmed on Tuesday that they are releasing the Hillary Clinton emails to the public from during her time as secretary of state, while a federal judge ordered up a plan for a rolling release More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Lauren Shaw talks ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ ‘Monday at 1101am’ praising John Malkovich, Kathryn Bigelow

Zero Dark Thirty proved to be blockbuster hit and actress Lauren Shaw spoke with Dispatch Radio about her unexpected role in the film, working with Kathryn Bigelow and what that meant to her career. “I got More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Girl Scouts’ transgender stance attacked by critics

A new blog post by the “Chief Girl Expert, GSUSA” has the Girl Scouts transgender policy under attack. Written by Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D, the amibiguous definition of “girl” raises More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Caity Lotz praises ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ – ‘it’s going to be big’

Fans were shocked to see Sara Lance die in the third season of Arrow, but Legends of Tomorrow brings back actress Caity Lotz, who told TVLine at upfronts that the show is amazing. “It’s going to be More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Iraq loses control of Ramadi to ISIS

Islamic State Muslims claim they have taken full control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday in the biggest defeat for the Baghdad government since last summer. In a statement, the group said it had seized More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Gay Bert and Ernie cake court case nears end

The Ashers Bakery case is expected to conclude tomorrow, with the decision to not make a pro-gay cake featuring Bert and Ernie, being a pivot point on gay rights versus the right of individual to exercise their More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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New report: Boko Haram has murdered 5000 Catholics, displaced 100K

Over 5,000 Catholics in one diocese have been killed by Boko Haram militants, with an additional 100,000 Catholics forced out of their homes due to Boko Haram violence in the area, says a new report titled: Situation More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, May 17th, 2015
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‘War of the Planet of the Apes’ will close out trilogy

While details haven’t been released, the sequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has received an official title: War of the Planet of the Apes, coming to theaters in 2017. “First there was a Rise. More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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Christian Kane previews ‘The Librarians’ season 2, ‘Leverage’ movie, music tour

Christian Kane is very busy, headed into production for a second season of the popular TNT show The Librarians, and returned from a short music tour in London, heading to Missouri for shows later this month. Kane More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 15th, 2015
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‘Star Wars The Force Awakens': Simon Pegg confirms Daniel Craig cameo, new pics

Simon Pegg may have dropped a fun little nugget for Star Wars fans, confirming that James Bond actor Daniel Craig has a small cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one audiences may not even see. Also, fans get More...

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