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At least 4 die in horrendous hailstorm, Mexico; 2 inches of precipitation in 50 minutes

At least 4 die in horrendous hailstorm, Mexico; 2 inches of precipitation in 50 minutes

Authorities in Mexico state said Monday that at least four victims were killed when an unusually strong hailstorm hit the capital suburb.

A 45-day baby and two homeless people were amongst the victims of Sunday night's storm, state government said in a press release.

Gov. Eruviel Avila said the baby died in a car accident but the parents and another five-year child survived. 

The most affected towns in the region received 53 millimeters (2 inches) of precipitation in 50 minutes  -  an amount three times more than the municipalities' ability to drain.
Source: At least 4 die in horrendous hailstorm, Mexico; 2 inches of precipitation in 50 minutes
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1 dead, 2 injured in shooting in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood - @nbcchicago

1 dead, 2 injured in shooting in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood - @nbcchicago

1 dead, 2 injured in shooting in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood - @nbcchicago
Source: 1 dead, 2 injured in shooting in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood - @nbcchicago
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Salton Sea burps hydrogen sulfide; third time this summer

Salton Sea burps hydrogen sulfide; third time this summer

The Salton Sea is belching hydrogen sulfide  -  again.

The Air Quality Management District issued an odor advisory Monday for the Coachella Valley. It's at least the third one this summer.

Hydrogen sulfide smells like rotten eggs and is associated with natural processes occurring in the Salton Sea.

Concentrations of the gas exceeded state standards in the community of Mecca and another at the north end of the Salton Sea in Riverside County.
Source: Salton Sea burps hydrogen sulfide; third time this summer
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Surprise Military Reunions At NFL Games Reach Peak Bullshit

Surprise Military Reunions At NFL Games Reach Peak Bullshit

During last weekend’s preseason St. Louis Rams game, a familiar ritual played out: With a stadium full of fans and a television audience watching, Rams cheerleader Candace Ruocco Valentine was surprised by the arrival of her husband August Valentine, a Marine Corps first lieutenant, who had just returned home from service abroad.

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Source: Surprise Military Reunions At NFL Games Reach Peak Bullshit
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Lawsuit: Minority police officers sue NYPD over illegal arrest quotas

Lawsuit: Minority police officers sue NYPD over illegal arrest quotas

A dozen black and Latino police officers are suing the New York Police Department and the city claiming that their bosses forced them to carry out illegal arrest quotas “against their own minority community.” The NYPD has denied ever using quotas. The class action lawsuit, filed in the Manhattan federal court on Monday, argued that by forcing police officers to comply with the “illegal quota system,” New York City and the NYPD subjected black and Latino cops to unfair evaluations and discipline, according to the New York Post.
Source: Lawsuit: Minority police officers sue NYPD over illegal arrest quotas
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LIRR Service Is All Fucked Up, As Revelation Foretold 

LIRR Service Is All Fucked Up, As Revelation Foretold 

For 90 minutes this morning, Long Island Rail Road service was suspended coming into and going out of Penn Station due to “signal trouble.” For 90 minutes this morning, LIRR riders inundated the E, 7, and 2/3 subway lines, as the MTA cross-honored their LIRR fares. For 90 minutes this morning, Satan was released from his prison, deceiving the nations in the four corners of the earth—LIRR and MTA—to gather them for battle.

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Source: LIRR Service Is All Fucked Up, As Revelation Foretold 
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More Fukushima Deaths: ”Leukemia-linked Disorder” Killing Baby Seals Along California Coast

More Fukushima Deaths: ”Leukemia-linked Disorder” Killing Baby Seals Along California Coast

By Melissa Dykes While officials continue to tell us everything is fine, and they essentially act like the Pacific Ocean is a Mr. Clean Magic...
Source: More Fukushima Deaths: ”Leukemia-linked Disorder” Killing Baby Seals Along California Coast
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Brooks to return as News Corp UK boss

Brooks to return as News Corp UK boss

Rebekah Brooks to return as chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper operations on Monday.
Source: Brooks to return as News Corp UK boss
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Preparing for a Potential Economic Collapse in October

Preparing for a Potential Economic Collapse in October

There’s no question that the world economy has been shaky at best since the crash of 2008. Yet, politicians, central banks, et al., have, since then, regularly announced that “things are picking up.” One year, we hear an announcement of “green shoots.” The next year, we hear an announcement of “shovel-ready jobs.” And yet, year […]
Source: Preparing for a Potential Economic Collapse in October
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Jordan

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Jordan

Between 26 and 28 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Jordan notified WHO of 4 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 1 death. All these cases are associated with a MERS-CoV outbreak currently occurring in a hospital in Amman city.

Contact tracing of household contacts and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases. The National IHR Focal Point of Jordan informed the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia about the index case to trace contacts in Saudi Arabia.
Source: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Jordan
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NYSE invokes Rule 48 to curb early swings

NYSE invokes Rule 48 to curb early swings

Circuit breakers, a plunge protection team (that either doesn’t exist or is doing a very poor job)… and now Rule 48. One has to wonder how many more tricks are in the bag.   The New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday again invoked measures meant to promote an orderly opening as the US stock market […]
Source: NYSE invokes Rule 48 to curb early swings
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