The U.S. began radio broadcasts in Afghanistan instructing Afghan civilians on how to differentiate between yellow-packaged food rations and yellow-colored cluster bombs, both being air dropped. The address, in Dari and Pashtu, states that food is being dropped far away from bombing sites, so yellow shaped objects near bombing sites should be avoided or approached with extreme caution. The radio address unleashed more skepticism of the U.S. food drops. Many Afghans do not own radios, which have been banned by the Taliban, and therefore will never hear the U.S. warnings. Also, many Afghans have always been fearful of the food drops as the Soviets used cluster bombs during their war with Afghanistan that were also yellow in color.
4/15/2014 Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women - Using the Medicaid expansion debate as a platform, the Virginia Catholic Conference issued a statement Friday calling for the repeal of a Virginia law that allows state funding of abortion care for Medicaid recipients in situations where the fetus exhibits a "gross and totally incapacitating physical deformity" or a "gross and totally incapacitating mental deficiency."
Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of the Diocese of Richmond and Bishop Paul Loverde of the Diocese of Arlington authored the statement which urges Virginia lawmakers to act to expand Medicaid to cover more of Virginia's poor. . . .