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  1. Explosion and massive fire rip through New York's East Village - Washington Post


    The Seattle Times

    Explosion and massive fire rip through New York's East Village
    Washington Post
    It was one of the first truly spring-like days in the city, damp but warm, and the intersection of Second Avenue and Seventh Street in New York's East Village was typically busy just after 3 p.m. on Thursday. Late lunchers lingered over their meals at Sushi Park ...
    19 Injured in New York City as Apparent Gas Explosion Results in Multiple ...TIME
    Fire levels NYC apartment buildingPhilly.com
    Utility: Inspectors found faulty work before NYC blastChicago Daily Herald
    Gazette Inquirer -New York Times
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  2. San Francisco jail guards forced inmates to fight: public defender - Reuters


    Huffington Post

    San Francisco jail guards forced inmates to fight: public defender
    Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Several guards at San Francisco's main county jail orchestrated "gladiator-style" fights between inmates, placed bets on the outcomes and threatened those who disobeyed, the city's public defender said on Thursday. The report ...
    San Francisco Jail Deputies Forced Inmates Into 'Gladiator-Style' Fights: Public ...International Business Times
    San Francisco Jail Inmates Forced Into 'Gladiator-Style' Fights, Public Defender ...Huffington Post
    Deputies Said to Taunt PrisonersNew York Times
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  3. Sea otter rescued in California oil spill dies of shark bite - Greenwich Time


    Sea otter rescued in California oil spill dies of shark bite
    Greenwich Time
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A sea otter that became an ambassador for her species after a remarkable recovery from an oil tar soaking off the coast of Northern California has been killed by a shark. "Olive the Oiled Otter" made headlines in 2009 when she ...

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  4. Fresno deputy police chief arrested on federal drug charges - New York Daily News


    New York Daily News

    Fresno deputy police chief arrested on federal drug charges
    New York Daily News
    Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster, 51, was arrested for conspiracy to distribute and/or possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone, heroin and marijuana, the FBI said in a statement. FRESNO, Calif. — Fresno's deputy police chief was among four people ...
    Fresno Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster Arrested on Federal Drug Chargesyourcentralvalley.com
    Fresno deputy police chief arrested on drug chargesSan Jose Mercury News
    Fresno Deputy Chief Arrested On Federal Drug ChargesKMPH Fox 26
    Fox News -WLS-TV -Fresno Bee
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  5. Common Core merits discussion, minus the scorn - Las Vegas Review-Journal


    San Francisco Chronicle

    Common Core merits discussion, minus the scorn
    Las Vegas Review-Journal
    The Common Core State Standards, now generally known as Common Core or the Nevada Academic Content Standards, have generated about as much controversy as any educational initiative ever has. Stirred by a relentless stream of anecdotal horror ...
    I've grown to appreciate the Common CorePittsburgh Post-Gazette

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