Grapevine: Man runs from cops into a police academy

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Secret Sources

In Washington, anonymous sources are commonplace, and so is arguing about them.

The White House took issue with a Washington Post report that used such sources claiming the Obama administration was warned about the potential of influx of immigrant children for many months.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: The lead of that story is pinned -- is hooked entirely to anonymous sources.

ANITA KUMAR, MCCLATCHY WHITE HOUSE REPORTER: You criticize anonymous sources, but we have anonymous sources from you all every day. I think we have a call today. I mean, it's just -- how can you criticize that when that’s what you basically give us every day except for the briefing.

EARNEST: Except for the briefing; except for the fact that I've been standing here for an hour, answering all of your questions. Which is an important practice.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

The outrage from the administration lasted about four minutes when the White House sent out an invitation for a background call with members of the administration who could only be identified as Senior White House Officials.

Strange Place

California is a confusing -- and very dry -- place.

In the midst of a drought, the state of California approved mandatory outdoor watering restrictions. Violations could mean a $500 fine.

On that same day, a Southern California couple were threatened by their local government with a $500 fine for not watering their lawn enough.

The letter said -- quote -- "Despite the water conservation efforts, we wish to remind you that limited watering is still required to keep landscaping looking healthy and green."

Governor Jerry Brown has condemned moves that punish water-saving residents.

Wrong Turn

Finally, a police chase in Mississippi ended perfectly -- at least for the police.

After coming to a stop, Roger Beasley jumped out of his car and fled into a nearby building which just happened to be the local police academy.

Training was in session and Beasley was quickly arrested.
 

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