Bombing Kills at Least 4 in Beirut, Over 1,000 Cars Torched in France Over New Year's, Republican Activist Wants California Legislature To Grow: P.M. Links


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  • A bombing in a Hezbollah-controlled area of Beirut has killed at least four people.
  • The chaplain for New York City's Department of Sanitation (yes, really) called the Big Apple a "plantation" during Mayor Bill de Blasio's inauguration ceremony.
  • A Republican activist in California is working on a proposal to expand the California legislature to 12,000 members from its current 120.
  • A Saudi man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and 80 lashes for accusing a Kuwaiti singer of adultery on Twitter.
  • According to the French interior minister, 1,067 cars were torched over New Year's.
  • Ford has unveiled a hybrid car that uses solar energy to power its battery pack.

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