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April 15, 2014

In Other News, April 15

Editor’s note: “In Other News” is a list of state, national and global headlines compiled by The Daily Citizen news staff. To suggest a story, email the appropriate link to inothernews@daltoncitizen.com. The deadline is 3 p.m.

Lobbyists push Congress to curb misleading Photoshopped ads

Lobbyists concerned with the way digitally altered advertisements impact young women and girls took to Capitol Hill recently to rally support for a new bill. Members of the Eating Disorders Coalition met with more than 50 lawmakers about the Truth in Advertising Act of 2014, introduced on March 27, which they say could prompt the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the impact digitally retouched images have on society. — Time

Woman who killed hit man hired by husband has message for survivors

PORTLAND, Ore. — Her own husband paid to have her killed. Instead, the Portland woman killed her attacker with her bare hands. Now, almost eight years later, her ex could walk free again. She hopes sharing her own desperate fight for life will inspire other women to fight back too. “His last words on this Earth were ‘You’re strong,’” Susan Walters said. — KPTV

‘Blood moon’ sets off apocalyptic debate among some Christians

Could a series of “blood moon” events be connected to Jesus’ return? Some Christians think so. In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the moon slid into Earth’s shadow, casting a reddish hue on the moon. There are about two lunar eclipses per year, according to NASA, but what’s unusual this time around is that there will be four blood moons within 18 months — astronomers call that a tetrad — and all of them occur during Jewish holidays. — The Washington Post

After being mauled by raccoon, Michigan girl getting new ear

A surgeon at a Detroit-area hospital plans to perform a procedure that will begin the process of creating a new ear for a western Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby. — Fox News

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