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December 7, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 7, 2013

In perhaps the easiest pinpointing of suspects ever, six people in Mexico were arrested for attempting to steal a truck that was carrying nuclear material. Why them? Well, they were all in the hospital for radiation poisoning.

When mass attacks such as Newtown happen, medics have traditionally moved in to help only after a scene has been secured. But that approach is changing, because experts think it could save lives.

In Ukraine, opposition leaders have a lofty goal for tomorrow: They want to build a million-strong protest in Kiev.

Bitcoin was having a good run, but then China had to get all cold feet about crypto-currency.

Number of runners hit by airborne deer this week: One.

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One of the reasons why I have mixed feelings about covering these kind of stories.

I think a lot of people feel this way today. 

(EDIT: More thoughts on the matter here.)

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August 12, 2012
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December 29, 2011

New audio from Dallas-area Christmas day shooting surfaces

"I am shooting people." That’s what Azizolah Yazdanpanah could be heard whispering on a 911 recording — while, dressed as Santa Claus, he shot six of his family members, before turning the trigger on himself. Grapevine, Texas police investigators initially thought the recording was blank, but after enhancing the audio, they were able to pick up new details, painting a fuller picture of the situation as it happened. Also of note: Yazdanpanah’s niece, Sara Fatemeh Zarei, texted a friend prior to the shooting, dismissively noting her uncle’s costume and saying, ”Now he wants to be all fatherly and win father of the year.” Yazdanpanah reportedly suffered from financial hardships prior to the shooting, but investigators say they may never know what caused him to fire upon his own family. source

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11:15 // 2 years ago