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Jay Nixon Declares State Of Emergency, Curfew In Ferguson

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has signed an order declaring a state of emergency and ordering a curfew in Ferguson, he announced in a press conference on Saturday. The curfew will last from midnight to 5 a.m., according to Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who also spoke at the press conference. “What we’re doing now is not who we are,” Johnson said amid shouts from community…

Severe turbulence sends fliers across cabin, injuring 20

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Twenty people were injured after “severe turbulence” jolted a South African Airways flight headed from Johannesburg to Hong Kong on Wednesday. The turbulence was so serve that video footage showed at least one hole in the jet’s ceiling panels that apparently was caused by a man’s head after he went flying into the air. The Airbus A340-600 operating South African Flight SA286 encountered clear air turbulence over Kuala Lumpur around…

Jon Bon Jovi Helps Low Income Residents Of Philadelphia

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Rock star, Bon Jovi is doing his part in the Francisville neighborhood of Philadelphia. Bon Jovi helped cut the ribbon on a 55-unit housing development for formerly homeless and low-income residents, as reported by Associated Press (AP). The housing development is called JBJ Soul Homes. It took almost 18 months for the completion of the construction of the four-story building which will also include retail and office…

Brett Favre reaches settlement in Dirty Lawsuit

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If you’re looking for scandal, you need look no further than the life of former NFL superstar Brett Favre.  Two women are seeking to compensation from Favre after they claim that his lewd text messages cost them their jobs.  The suit has been settled, and it’s going to cost him a few bucks. Financial details aren’t being disclosed, but Brett’s attorney says that both parties are satisfied with the deal….

Fertilizer Plant Had More Than 1,000 Times The Amount of Explosives It Should Have

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The West, Texas fertilizer plant that exploded on Wednesday, killing dozens, was only supposed to have had less than 400 lbs of explosive ammonium nitrate — instead, it had 270 tons of the substance. 400 lbs is the threshold where the plant would have had to inform the Department of Homeland Security about the amount of explosives it had. Unfortunately, DHS didn’t even know the plant existed. “This facility was…

The Lives of Christopher Dorner’s Victims; A Closer Examination

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By Darron Smith The unfortunate and tragic events surrounding the life of Christopher Dorner’s rampage has captivated the nation. Some Americans are sympathetic to the plight of Dorner’s personal and professional struggles, especially during his time with the LAPD. But what of his innocent victims whose voices are drowned out in the shadows of Dorner’s chaos? This is a brief look into the lives of the four victims to give…