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And now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine.
The childhood rhyme finders keepers losers sweepers.
Applies to the government to.
The Transportation Security Administration found more than a half million dollars in spare change left in checkpoints last year.
That's up about 45 grand from the year before.
The agency says it makes every effort to reunite passengers with items left at security checkpoints.
As of 2005.
The TSA legally keeps the change and uses it.
On general expenditures.
Still some lawmakers and passengers would prefer it going to the USO.
Or passengers' rights non profit.
Baltimore facing a gram of financial futures spent 585000.
Dollars on -- consultants.
Telling the city how to save money.
The Baltimore Sun reports the city finance department makes three year projections but had no way of dealing with the projected 750 million dollar.
Ten year budget shortfall.
Officials say the projections and proposals could not be handled in house because they -- staff and or experience.
The city's budget director thinks it was money well spent.
Finally president Lincoln is known for his pivotal role in eliminating slavery.
But now it seems the Oscar nominated movie about Lincoln has led to the correction of an historical oversight.
They Jackson Mississippi newspaper reports after watching the film.
A US citizen originally from India was curious about what happened -- the states voted for ratification.
He learned the thirteenth amendment abolishing slavery was ratified with the required three fourths vote.
Mississippi was -- four states to reject the measure.
In the months and years that followed many more states approve the amendment ceremonies slipped.
Even though those that projected -- first they eventually voted for it except Mississippi which never officially ratified it.
The state actually did pass a measure to ratify the amendment in 1995.
But due to an oversight.
The paperwork was not sent to the federal register.
A century and a half later it is now official thanks to that profession professor from India who watched link in the movie.
Mississippi has officially ratified the thirteenth amendment.
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