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Black Lung Disease Rates Skyrocket To Highest Levels Since 1970s

Huffington Post The proportion of coal miners who suffer from an advanced form of black lung disease has skyrocketed in central Appalachia in recent years, according to experts with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In a letter … Continue reading

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Colorado High Schooler Invents Smart Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Tech Crunch – by Sarah Buhr Colorado has a history with gun violence so it’s only appropriate that 17-year-old Kai Kloepfer, a high school student from Boulder, would want to apply biometric user authentication to firearms. Kloepfer just won the … Continue reading

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ISIS has mastered high-end video production in its new propaganda wing

PRI – by Bruce Wallace The terrorist group ISIS is known for its sophisticated social media outreach. Now it seems they are bringing that sophistication to their video propaganda, too. ISIS, which also calls itself the Islamic State, recently created a new … Continue reading

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ISIS Video Claims To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker David Haines

Huffington Post – by Charlotte Alfred Islamic State militants released a video on social media on Saturday they said showed the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. In the video produced by ISIS’ media wing and posted on Twitter, a … Continue reading

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The war on ISIS already has a winner: The defense industry

Fortune – by Tory Newmyer Makers of munitions and unmanned aircraft top the list of private-sector beneficiaries. It’s far too soon to tell how the American escalation in the sprawling, complex mess unfolding in Iraq and Syria will play out. … Continue reading

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How A Nebraska Man Rescued A Dog Shot By The NYPD

Gothamist On August 13th, 2012, a pitbull mix was shot by police in broad daylight in the East Village, as its owner was collapsed on the sidewalk suffering a seizure. That pitbull, Star, nipped at a woman and ran towards … Continue reading

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Venomous Caterpillar Sighting In Florida Prompts Warning

AOL It is currently peak season for the puss caterpillars, and even though they usually live at a safe distance high up on tree branches, reports of people being stung are on the rise. The one-inch puss caterpillar is named … Continue reading

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Shasta County man accused of cooking, serving up estranged girlfriend’s dog

The Sacramento Bee – by Robert D. Davila Redding police have arrested a man accused of killing and cooking his estranged girlfriend’s dog and serving the animal to her in a meal. The suspect, Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh of Palo Cedro, … Continue reading

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Pa. State Police Identify Trooper Killed in Ambush

ABC News – by Michael Rubinkam Pennsylvania State Police have identified the two troopers who were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured. State Police Commissioner Frank … Continue reading

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Have you ever seen a poisonous ‘little apple of death’ tree?

AOL This is one tree you want to avoid — unless there’s something about the nickname “Little Apple of Death” that appeals to you. At first glance, the Manchineel tree is quite beautiful, with lush green leaves and fruit that … Continue reading

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Drunken narcotics agent allegedly shoots pals in Upper West Side after tussle over gun

New York Daily News – by Kerry Burke, Thomas Tracy Cops swatted a .40-caliber Glock out of a drunken state narcotics agent’s hand Friday night after he shot two drinking buddies on the Upper West Side, authorities and witnesses said. … Continue reading

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NYPD teaches cops how to be Twitter comedians

New York Post – by Dana Sauchelli New York’s Finest need to become New York’s funniest. The NYPD’s new Twitter handbook urges top cops to channel their inner comedian in a set of out-of-touch instructions about how to use “humor” … Continue reading

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Vermont bans brownies, turns kids on to kale, gluten-free paleo lemon bars

Vermont Watchdog – by Bruce Parker It’s a best-seller at bake sales, a king of American confections, even a mandatory munchie of marijuana users. But the iconic chocolate brownie, that perfect blend of cake and cookie, is banned in Vermont … Continue reading

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Devil is in details, not Al Sharpton, NYPD’s Bratton says after Eric Garner roundtable comment

New York Daily News – by SARAH RYLEY, TINA MOORE The city’s top cop says he would shake hands with Satan himself if it would help keep New York safe. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton made the fiery comment on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Another ringleader in FDNY, NYPD disability scam pleads guilty

NY Post – by Rebecca Rosenberg and Lia Eustachewich Another ringleader of the widescale, multimillion-dollar Social Security disability scam copped a plea deal Friday that could involve testifying against his co-defendants. Retired NYPD officer John Minvera, 62, pleaded guilty to … Continue reading

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Parts of South Dakota are buried under eight inches of snow

AOL – by Ryan Gorman One of the states that was hit the hardest by last winter’s “Polar Vortex” is already under several inches of snow. Some South Dakota towns have been hit by the earliest winter storm in more … Continue reading

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1.3 Million Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Recalled

Daily Finance – by Mitch Lipka More than 1 million alarms intended to alert people to smoke and carbon monoxide in their homes are being recalled because of a defect that could cause them to fail, the Consumer Product Safety … Continue reading

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Molotov Cocktail Thrown At Emanuel Cleaver’s Missouri Office: Police

Huffington Post – by Arthur Delaney WASHINGTON — Police in Kansas City, Missouri say someone threw a Molotov cocktail at Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s (D-Mo.) office there early Thursday morning, breaking a window but failing to start a fire. Police responded … Continue reading

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Australian Man Wakes Up From Coma Speaking Mandarin

AOL Ben McMahon’s parents were overjoyed when their son woke up after a week in a coma — but they were shocked when they learned he could no longer speak English. “I kind of slowly came out of the coma … Continue reading

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Burglar Caught Sleeping on the Job

Sarasota Patch – by Sherri Lonon A sleepy Nokomis man found himself in hot water Monday when Sarasota County deputies found him inside a home sleeping next to a bagful of stolen jewelry. The sheriff’s office was called out to … Continue reading

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