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Lightning bolt kills one and injures two in Daytona Beach, Florida

Lightning bolt kills one and injures two in Daytona Beach, Florida

A 33-year-old woman is dead after lightning struck her on the shore of Daytona Beach Shores Friday, officials said.

The unidentified woman was standing in ankle-deep water with a man shortly before 5 p.m. when "a bolt of lightning came out of nowhere," Volusia County Beach Safety Capt. Tamra Marris said.

The woman was taken for medical treatment, but died just before midnight, Marris said. The man's condition has not been released.

A third victim  -  a 55-year-old Daytona Beach woman  -  was also struck by the same bolt. She is OK and "was able to walk away and seek medical attention elsewhere," Marris said

Marris said storms had been brewing near the beach but when the lightning bolt struck, storms were off in the distance.

Officials are not naming or releasing further information about the victims until they can notify all family members.
Source: Lightning bolt kills one and injures two in Daytona Beach, Florida
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Service dog killed protecting her owner from alligator in Port LaBelle, Florida

Service dog killed protecting her owner from alligator in Port LaBelle, Florida

A man is pleading with officials in Glades County for a code inspection after his dog was eaten by an alligator at the marina where he resides.

"Precious" the pit bull kept Robert Lineburger safe by sensing his seizures before they happened, but now she's buried in his front yard.

Lineburger lives on his boat at the Port LaBelle Marina. One April night when he left to use the restroom, his pet followed.

The dog's owner said his pet saved him from the alligator, which tried to bite him on the dock.
Source: Service dog killed protecting her owner from alligator in Port LaBelle, Florida
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Bees dying at an alarming rate in Pennsylvania; could impact food supply

Bees dying at an alarming rate in Pennsylvania; could impact food supply

For many of us, bees are something to avoid; but for the agricultural community, bees are all about success or failure of their crops.

To the farmer or grower, an active bee hive ready to mass pollinate is a thing of beauty.

"Every flower needs it, so every piece of fruit needs a bee to get to it," says Reed Soergel, of Soergel's Orchards. "So, to the crop, it's huge."

But bees in Pennsylvania are dying at an alarming rate.

"About 60 percent of colonies dying off here in our state," says Stephen Riccardi, of Penn Environment.

"It's getting into a situation where we're going to start running out of food," said Kevin Hermman, the executive chef at The Porch at Schenley.
Source: Bees dying at an alarming rate in Pennsylvania; could impact food supply
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Brexit fallout: Scottish government considers 2nd independence referendum

Brexit fallout: Scottish government considers 2nd independence referendum

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the Scottish government will immediately engage in talks with the EU to protect Scotland's position in the bloc. She said steps were being taken regarding a possible second independence referendum.

"A second (Scottish) independence referendum is clearly an option that requires to be on the table, and it is very much on the table," she said, speaking outside Bute House in Edinburgh.

"To ensure that that option is a deliverable one in the required timetable, steps will be taken now to ensure that the necessary legislation is in place," she added.

This follows a meeting with her cabinet meeting on Saturday to discuss the next steps the government should take after the UK voted to leave the UK. Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain.
Source: Brexit fallout: Scottish government considers 2nd independence referendum
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Scotland should ‘never leave EU’ – new independence referendum 'highly likely'

Scotland should ‘never leave EU’ – new independence referendum 'highly likely'

Leading Scottish politicians are calling for another referendum on independence from the UK after Britain voted to exit the EU. The Scottish public backed staying in the bloc and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland should stay in the EU. Sturgeon says: “It is highly likely that Scotland will hold a referendum about independence from […]
Source: Scotland should ‘never leave EU’ – new independence referendum 'highly likely'
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'Firefight of epic proportions': California wildfire kills 2, forcing thousands to flee homes

'Firefight of epic proportions': California wildfire kills 2, forcing thousands to flee homes

A furious wildfire has ripped through an area of California, killing an elderly couple as they tried to flee from the deadly flames. At least 80 houses have been destroyed in southern Sierra Nevada, with strong winds fanning the flames further. Kern County Sheriff, Donny Youngblood, told reporters that at least two people were confirmed […]
Source: 'Firefight of epic proportions': California wildfire kills 2, forcing thousands to flee homes
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Video: SCOTUS Ruling on Race-Conscious College Admissions a Great Victory for Equal Educational Opportunity

Video: SCOTUS Ruling on Race-Conscious College Admissions a Great Victory for Equal Educational Opportunity

http://democracynow.org – On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Fisher v. University of Texas and held that the … Via Youtube
Source: Video: SCOTUS Ruling on Race-Conscious College Admissions a Great Victory for Equal Educational Opportunity
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Video: Debate: After Shocking Vote, Can U.K.’s Radical Left Navigate a “Left Exit” from EU Neoliberalism?

Video: Debate: After Shocking Vote, Can U.K.’s Radical Left Navigate a “Left Exit” from EU Neoliberalism?

http://democracynow.org – Britain has stunned the world by voting to leave the European Union, putting an end to a 43-year relationship. British Prime Minister … Via Youtube
Source: Video: Debate: After Shocking Vote, Can U.K.’s Radical Left Navigate a “Left Exit” from EU Neoliberalism?
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US firms to shift jobs out of UK after Brexit

US firms to shift jobs out of UK after Brexit

US banking and financial sector companies may eventually shift thousands of jobs out of London and elsewhere across the UK as a result of Britain leaving the European Union (EU). JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and other executives of the New York-based multinational banking and financial services company sent out a warning for their 16,000 British employees just […]
Source: US firms to shift jobs out of UK after Brexit
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Video: Greek Austerity Leading to Brain Drain with No Economic Recovery in Sight

Video: Greek Austerity Leading to Brain Drain with No Economic Recovery in Sight

Dimitri Lascaris says the latest unemployment figures in Greece show the indifference of the EU elite to the hardships of austerity and the democratic will of the … Via Youtube
Source: Video: Greek Austerity Leading to Brain Drain with No Economic Recovery in Sight
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Pope Francis calls Armenia’s mass killings a genocide

Pope Francis calls Armenia’s mass killings a genocide

Pope Francis denounced what he called the ideologically twisted and planned “genocide” of Armenians by Ottoman-era Turks a century ago on a visit to Armenia for a deeply symbolic weekend visit to mark the centenary of the massacre. In the most carefully watched speech of his visit, Francis ad-libbed the key word “genocide” to his […]
Source: Pope Francis calls Armenia’s mass killings a genocide
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