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San Diego Hospital Locked Down (Again), Serb Leader Convicted of Genocide, Chicago Teachers to Strike: P.M. Links
  • "Freddy Got Fingered"A San Diego Naval hospital went on lockdown over reports of a person with a gun. A similar report (that turned out to be untrue) shut down the same hospital in January.
  • Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been convicted by the United Nations of the massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslims in the 1990s.
  • Chicago’s teachers’ union has voted to have a one-day strike on April 1. Not exactly the best way to convince folks you aren’t a joke.
  • President Barack Obama is sticking to his travel itinerary, even dancing the tango in Argentina, despite criticism that he hasn’t dropped everything after the Brussels attack.
  • A North Carolina man has been arrested for not returning a copy of Freddy Got Fingered he rented in 2002. That is utterly outrageous. He should have been arrested for renting the movie in the first place.
  • Indiana is poised to ban abortions based on the fetus’s diagnosis of a disability like Down syndrome.
  • Today the Cato Institute launched an interactive timeline showing the history of politically motivated government surveillance in America.
  • TMZ is reporting that comedic actor Garry Shandling has died at age 66.

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Why Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Team Baffles the GOP Establishment: New at Reason

Until recently, Donald Trump was seeking foreign policy counsel from two sources. The first was “the shows” where “you have the generals and you have certain people,” and the second was himself, because, in his own words, “I have a very good brain.”

It doesn’t exactly smack of Henry Kissinger, or even Barack Obama’s ballyhooed “team of rivals.” Perhaps recognizing this deficiency, Trump came to a meeting with the Washington Post editorial board on Monday holding a list of five foreign policy gurus who had signed onto his campaign: Walid Phares, Keith Kellogg, Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, and Joseph E. Schmitz. “That’s a pretty representative group,” Trump proclaimed.

It’s also a pretty unknown group, at least for those who keep up with foreign policy bigwigs in Washington, writes Matt Purple. 

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The Plan to Create a Giant, Privately Funded Nature Reserve by Selling Beef: New at Reason

Many Americans trace the modern conservation movement back to President Theodore Roosevelt, known for his love of the outdoors and for creating the U.S. Forest Service and the national parks system.

But what if government isn’t the only, or the best, entity to protect America’s natural wonders?

The American Prairie Reserve is a nonprofit group that wants to establish the largest nature reserve in the lower 48 states and it aims to do so with private funding. So far, American Prairie Reserve owns or leases more than 300,000 acres with a goal of stitching together 3.5 million acres of private and federal land across to create a reserve 1.5 times the size of Yellowstone National Park. And they believe that their unique approach will reduce the tension with local ranchers and farmers that national parks often experience.

“Currently, wildlife has no economic value to ranchers and, as such, the ranchers don’t want them around,” says Pete Geddes, managing director of American Prairie Reserve.

But American Prairie Reserve aims to fix that problem with its Wild Sky Beef program. Wild Sky is a brand associated with a for-profit company, and the proceeds from its profits go towards funding incentives for ranchers to engage in wildlife-friendly practices such as creating gaps in their fences for herd animals to pass through, planting native grasses, and allowing prairie dogs to establish colonies on their property. The more benchmarks the ranchers meet, the bigger the payout. 

“As we’re successful and we gain more attention over time, you’ll see other groups trying to put this together at a much larger scale,” says Geddes.

Watch the video above to learn more about American Prairie Reserve and Wild Sky Beef. Click the link below for downloadable versions. Subscribe to Reason TV’s YouTube channel for daily content like this.

Approximately 5 minutes. Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Field produced by Alex Manning and Paul Detrick. Camera by Manning. Prairie and wildlife footage by Gib Myers. Music by Adam Selzer, Michael Howard, Waylon Thornton, and Kitaygorod.

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