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Why the False Tsunami Alarm Caused Such Panic in Hawaii

September 23, 2019

A police training exercise set off false tsunami alarms on Oahu and Maui, NPR reported Thursday. Much like last year’s false ballistic missile alert, Hawaii suffered major public panic last week. Here’s why tsunamis are so terrifying. […]

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Couple Spends $120K Bank Error and Faces Felony Charges, Moral Crisis

September 20, 2019

A Pennsylvania couple received and spent a $120,000 bank error in their favor, CNN reported. The couple found themselves far richer after a teller in Georgia typed in the wrong account number for a customer’s deposit. They face felony charges, and the situation raises questions of morality. […]

Civil war cannon ball washed ashore in South Carolina due to Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian Returns Cannonballs to South Carolina

September 19, 2019

Civil War-era cannonballs washed up on South Carolina’s beach after Hurricane Dorian, Fox News reported. They had been lost at sea for over 150 years, making landfall in the aftermath of the tropical storm. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union. […]

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As Sports Betting Moves Online, Re-Examining Games of Chance

September 15, 2019

Legal sports betting is shifting increasingly onto the internet, “The Westerly Sun” reported. Eighty percent of sports bets in New Jersey in 2018 were made via computers or smartphones. Before grabbing your credit card, consider another look at the odds and risks of gambling. […]

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Six-Year-Old Donates Disney Funds to Dorian Evacuees, Showing Altruism

September 9, 2019

A young South Carolinian spent his Disney World money on Hurricane Dorian evacuees, ABC affiliate WJBF reported Tuesday. Six-year-old Jermaine Bell had been saving for a trip to the famous amusement park, but spent it on food for survivors fleeing Dorian instead. Charity happens in surprising ways. […]

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Anniversary of Emmett Till Murder Still Stings in Mississippi

September 6, 2019

The race-based murder of black teen Emmett Till still divides Mississippi after six decades, NPR reported. The 14-year-old was found in the Tallahatchie River on August 31, 1955, after he was beaten and shot to death for allegedly violating Jim Crow norms. His death helped to spark the Civil Rights movement. […]

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Understanding Hurricanes as Dorian Threatens East Coast

September 2, 2019

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for parts of Florida as forecasters said Hurricane Dorian would head just off the U.S. coast, CBS News reported early Monday morning. The impact and strength of the storm will play out throughout the week. In the meantime, brush up on hurricanes. […]

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