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February 2016

[caption id="attachment_14648" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Opponents of tourism helicopters--like the one pictured--in New York City claim the helicopter noise triggers veterans with PTSD, but are those claims true? (David Roza)[/caption] Last year, more than 59,000 tourism helicopter flights took off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.  New York City residents have plenty to say about those flights; the noise distracts park-goers and disturbs veterans, the emissions from helicopters are bad for the environment, the minimal screening for passengers poses a security risk to the city. On January 31st, those complaints drove the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Helicopter Tourism & Jobs Council

[caption id="attachment_14619" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] (Stephen Masker)[/caption] Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, known as a firebrand conservative with a penchant for unique phrasing in his opinions, died of apparent natural causes at the age of 79, Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed Saturday night. Scalia was attending a private party on a ranch near Marfa, Texas on Friday. His body was discovered in his room when he did not appear at breakfast on Saturday. “I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away," Justice Roberts said in a statement. "He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by