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TAMPA WARNING! Bayshore Blvd right now!! Pic from my buddy Officer Randy of @tampapd cc: @abcactionnews @TheNowTampaBay pic.twitter.com/1hpzAbbmEU — Laura A. Harris (@LauraHarrisWFTS) June 10, 2015 Tampa roads closed, drivers stuck because of flooding http://t.co/rDNC1lEqAm pic.twitter.com/hb0AzyheWS — WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) June 10, 2015 LOUISIANA This is the highest the #RedRiver has been since the 1940’s […]

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Seems like a lot of those “freak storms” going around lately: CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A freak thunderstorm dumped up to 6 inches of rain and inundated a tiny Wyoming town, collapsing a bridge, damaging homes and businesses, and sending about a dozen people to higher ground. Another brief thunderstorm dumped more rain on the […]

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I have to admit, I didn’t know any of these stunning details when I confronted Pat Toomey last week (although I knew enough of his Club for Growth ways to assume) — but now that I’ve read it, I’m really, really glad I got in his face. As I told him: These are real votes […]

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BANGKOK, Thailand — Scientologists profess a range of supernatural powers. They claim the ability to turn drunk people sober in minutes. A Scientologist can heal the traumatized, so they say, simply by reconnecting a victim’s body with a “thetan,” or immortal spirit. None of this is backed by medical science. But that hasn’t stopped Scientologists […]

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Republicans want to pay for an assistance program for workers whose jobs are lost through TPP by… taking the money out of Medicare! Nice! Michael Hiltzik of the L.A. Times explains: Medicare means many things to many people. To seniors, it’s a program providing good, low-cost healthcare at a stage in life when it’s most […]

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I guess by now you’ve heard all the Republicans refusing to discuss Amtrak funding, it had “nothing to do” with the recent disaster. Probably nothing to do with this, either. Just another coincidence! MILWAUKEE —An Amtrak locomotive caught fire near Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood Thursday afternoon. “At around 12:06 this afternoon, we received a call […]

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Well, there you go! Fortunately, we would never inconvenience American food manufacturers with any socialist restrictions: Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is likely leading to an increased risk of serious health problems costing at least $175 billion (U.S.) per year in Europe alone, according to a study published Thursday. Chemicals that can mimic or block estrogen […]

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Long night

Inquirer story on Amtrak crash, updated throughout the day to reflect the latest. http://t.co/JWgkmqCyFW pic.twitter.com/yy6xhdJYTt — Philly Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) May 13, 2015 The train crash happened maybe a mile from my house. Fire and police sirens were wailing and the helicopters hovered all night. Sometimes it’s a little like living in a war zone, because I […]

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This is a horrifying story. If you’re lucky, there’s no asbestos in your powder — but it might kill you anyway. Fortunately for me, since we grew up poor, we’d put cornstarch in a sock, tie it up and dab ourselves with it when we were hot and sweaty. Hopefully, that won’t kill us! Suspicions […]

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