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Katie Brown embraces humanitarian role in Nepal

Boston, MA: via northeastern; Katie Brown was in her third-​​floor apart­ment in Kath­mandu when a earth­quake struck Nepal in April, killing more than 9,000 people and causing some $10 bil­lion in damage. Upon seeing her kitchen col­lapse and her win­dows shatter, she dropped to the floor and crawled into her bath­room to…
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10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, 1800+ Dead, Many Still Missing, Recovery Continues

NEW ORLEANS –  The catastrophic flooding of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward now has a commemorative marker at the site where a floodwall protecting the neighborhood collapsed, unleashing a wall of water 10 years ago during Hurricane Katrina. Share More: 
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Big Bully Boston Baseball Fans Beat and Urinate on Helpless Homeless Man

Boston, MA. August 22, 2015: Scott and Steve Leader were arrested early Wednesday on charges they beat a 58-year-old Hispanic man while he slept near a Boston train station. Police and the Suffolk County district attorney's office said the two brothers came across the victim while heading home from a professional Boston baseball game…
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Extreme Storms

Atmospheric scientist tracks climate change’s effects on extreme storms. Several winters back, while shoveling out his driveway after a particularly heavy snowstorm, Paul O’Gorman couldn’t help but wonder: How is climate change affecting the Boston region’s biggest snow events? The question wasn’t an idle one for O’Gorman: For the past…
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Criminal Copyright Infringement

A North Carolina man pleaded guilty today to reproducing and distributing without permission millions of infringing digital copies of copyrighted works, including copies of popular songs and albums before they were commercially available. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Attorney Dana J. Boente of…
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Why you should not love that dirty water

Boston, MA via northeastern: Recent tests indi­cated that the Charles River con­tains high levels of blue-​​green algae, prompting health offi­cials to advise people to exer­cise cau­tion and refrain from coming in con­tact with the water. The blooms—which are common in the summer and recently forced Boston’s Jamaica Pond August 19, 2015…
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Unconstitutional Punishment to Jail Homeless

Washington, DC: The Department of Justice filed a statement of interest today arguing that making it a crime for people who are homeless to sleep in public places, when there is insufficient shelter space in a city, unconstitutionally punishes them for being homeless.  The statement of interest was filed in federal…
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