In Other News

June 4, 2014

In Other News, June 4

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Opelika ministry rents, removes billboard with Hitler quote

A billboard at the Village Mall in Auburn, Ala., features five smiling kids beneath a quote from Adolf Hitler: “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” According to Lamar Advertising’s Montgomery office, the billboard was rented out by Life Savers Ministries. “We are pulling the billboard and certainly never intended to cause confusion,” said founder James Anderegg. — The Ledger-Enquirer

Pope Francis: Don’t substitute pets for children

Pope Francis warned married couples against substituting cats and dogs for children — a move he said leads to the “bitterness of loneliness” in old age. The pope criticized married couples who choose not to have children, saying they have been influenced by a culture of “well-being” that says life is better without children. — Religion News

Republicans have a mandate for their Benghazi probe

Democrats in recent weeks weighed whether to abstain from involvement in House Republicans’ new Benghazi investigative committee, labeling it an unnecessary probe into questions that have already been answered. The American people disagree. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows a majority of Americans — 51 percent — approve of the new panel, while 42 percent disapprove. Those supporting the new investigation include 72 percent of Republicans (not surprisingly), but they also include 31 percent of Democrats and a majority — 52 percent — of political independents. — The Washington Post

Florida bear chills out in backyard hammock

A Florida man captured video and photos of a black bear lounging on a hammock in his neighbor’s Daytona Beach backyard. The animal initially struggled to get situated, but once it got comfortable it chilled out in the hammock for about 20 minutes. The bear had earlier been spotted knocking over trash cans and wandering through the Pebble Creek neighborhood. — The Orlando Sentinel

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