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Some of the 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each about 7 feet high and 10 feet wide, reflect sunlight to boilers that sit on 459-foot towers. The sun's power is used to heat water in the boilers' tubes and make steam, which in turn drives turbines to create electricity Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 in Primm, Nev. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal land near the California-Nevada border, will be opened formally Thursday after years of regulatory and legal tangles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) **FILE**

The fiction of global warming

NextGen Climate, a lobbying organization selling the theory of global warming, recently sent an email out to the masses trumpeting how they had offered to meet with 2016 GOP presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. Though 501(c)4 organizations are supposed to be non-partisan, their email specifically attacked the Republican party, Mr. Rubio and anyone who hasn't bought into the "sky is falling" approach of global warming alarmists.

2015 Mercedes Benz E400 Cabriolet (Photo by Rita Cook)

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E series fits the needs of any driver anytime

In my ongoing quest for the ultimate luxury driving experience this week, it's the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class that takes center stage. I had the 2015 Mercedes Benz E400 Cabriolet to play with for a week. This one definitely exemplifies what an elegant piece of metal should look like and feel like. It's of the midsize luxury distinction and there is so much to choose from in the E series it's hard to know where to begin.

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen Richard Durbin, D-Ill. questions Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, during the committee's hearing on oversight of the Homeland Security Department.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) **FILE**

The new axis of evil

There is a new axis of evil in the lives of real Americans. In 2002, then President George W. Bush coined the phrase in his State of the Union speech. That axis of evil was Iraq, Iran and North Korea. The new axis of evil is not in Asia nor is it in the Middle East. It is here in America.

Herve Ladsous of France, chief of UN Peacekeeping Operations, is seen before a meeting in Paris, Thursday, Dec.6, 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

U.N. proves major threat to press freedom

Sunday marks World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations' celebration of the media's vital role in an open society and an attempt to promote a free press in countries where that right is not yet appropriately valued.

Emery and Charles Popoloski with their children. Charles, who served in Iraq, is a wounded hero, and Emery is his caregiver.

Wounded warrior caregivers need care, too

Welcome to the new Hidden Heroes blog. My goal for this blog is to continue to raise awareness of military caregivers, highlight various organizations, address issues and continue to keep the conversation open on how we can help the Hidden Heroes.

Palestinians chant slogans during a protest organized by the Palestinian Youth Organization, calling for an end to political division, reopening of the Rafah crossing border and the reconstruction of destroyed houses that were damaged in last summer's Israel-Hamas war, in Gaza City , in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Iran reconnects with Hamas

Despite the fact that the Iranian government is the champion for radical Shia Islam and Hamas being the armed Palestinian front for the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood, the two organizations have had a long history of cooperating in order to confound Israeli interests.

The remarkable multi-terraced Myatheindan Pagoda, known as the Taj Mahal of Myanmar, was built to honor a monarch's late wife and is believed to contain a buried emerald.

Travel upriver in Myanmar, 'land that time forgot'

Years of isolation have preserved a veritably untouched culture in this devoutly Buddhist country. Wondrous pagodas, gilded Buddhas and saffron-robed monks are everywhere. And the sweet, gentle people, to whom foreigners are still a novelty are warm and welcoming.

FILE - In this March 10, 2015 file photo, The Inspire 1, a drone manufactured by DJI, is flown in Davenport, Calif. Mexico published rules governing the use of drones on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, allowing people to operate the smallest drones in daylight without a permit but with safety rules. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The case against predator drones

Something is rotten in President Barack Obama's classified, programmatic use of predator drones to target suspected international terrorists for death anywhere on the planet.

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Rusty Humphries on Louie Louie and filmmaker Joel Gilbert

Malik Obama speaks with filmmaker Joel Gilbert and doesn't have many good things to say about his little brother. Jack Ely the lead singer of the band The Kingsmen and the hit song Louie Louie, just passed away. What’s the history of the song and what are the lyrics? Rusty tells you the fascinating story.