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Powerful Storm Ravages Washington, Kills Four
High winds of up to 60 mph knocked over trees, causing severe damage

One of the most violent storms in recent years ripped through Washington, D.C. and Maryland counties on the afternoon of July 25th. The high winds and heavy rain were too much for Pepco Regional Utility, and a widespread power outage left over 280,000 homes in the dark...

Bedbug Infestation In New York Shops
Bedbugs have hit the shops, and could potentially  hitch a ride home with you

Bedbugs are popping up in a growing number of stores, with most recently, in a Victoria’s Secret in Lenox Hill. A SoHo Hollister and an Abercrombie & Fitch at the South Street Seaport are just the tip of the iceberg. Local exterminators predict that the worst is yet to come, with a sporting goods store, a doctor’s office and a mattress warehouse already being affected...

Glenn Beck Diagnosed With Eye Disease Macular Dystrophy
Afflicted with Macular Dystrophy, Glenn Beck may only have a year of eyesight left

Outspoken talk show host, Glenn Beck, announced on Saturday that he has been diagnosed with Macular Dystrophy. To a massive crowd in Salt Lake City during a stop on his “American Revival” tour, he got emotional as he struggled to break the news and the consequences of this rare disease. Beck recounts that his doctor made the prognosis that he could potentially go blind within the next year. ...

What are the odds?
A collage of current events.

'What are the odds of ______?' It is often difficult to get a straight answer to this simple question. For quite some time I have been looking to intrade.com to see what an open market predicts. ...

Newt Gingrich getting "serious" about Republican Nomination
Newt Gingrich, source wikimedia

Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, announced Monday that he is seriously considering a run for the presidency. Gingrich is notable for his Contract with America which was a list of promises made by a group of Republicans to get America Back on the right track in 1994. ...

Body Found In Bay May Be Missing Boater Domingo Vilalta
What led to the disappearance of Domingo Vilalta remains a mystery

A body found in Biscayne Bay in Miami is believed to be that of 22 year old Domingo Vilalta, who went missing over the fourth of July weekend. Last seen around 8:20 p.m. on Sunday night partying on a boat off the Broad Causeway, no trace of Domingo has been sighted until a man's body washed up early Tuesday morning in Pelican Harbor...

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