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Gunman fired rifle wildly into school buildings, children dove for cover, officials say

16-Nov-2017

School had not started and students at Rancho Tehama Elementary were still in the playground when staffers first heard gunshots in the neighborhood Tuesday morning, said Richard Fitzpatrick, superintendent of the Corning Union Elementary School District.

Staffers immediately began to lock down the campus, rushing students into classrooms and under desks when the gunman came around the corner toward the school, Fitzpatrick said at a press conference Tuesday.

Source: Common Domain

As gunman sprayed school with bullets, quick action prevented mass bloodshed

16-Nov-2017

Get down!’ Witnesses recount gunfire, horror at school during mass shooting. Gunman's rampage exposes dark 'underbelly' of small Northern California community

“I really want to say that the quick action of those school officials, there is no doubt in my mind based on the video that I saw, saved countless lives and children.” No children died at the school, although two suffered gunshot wounds and were airlifted to hospitals, witnesses said.

Source: Washington Post

His brother died mysteriously when they were toddlers. Years later, a Facebook photo changed everything.

16-Nov-2017

The picture, snapped in the working-class neighborhood of Haverton Hill in northeast England’s Stockton-on-Tees in 1968, was taken just weeks before the 19-month-old died violently in his home.

Nearly five decades later, when the same image floated up on Peter Booth’s Facebook feed in 2015, it kicked loose of rush of anger and memory tied to what the older Booth boy had seen when he was only 3-years-old but never put into words.

Source: CBS News

New emojis aren't hatched overnight, not at all

16-Nov-2017

"Look, the reason they're popular and the reason they work is because they're on every keyboard ... and they work on every app," Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge recently told Axios, "and if Unicode's not involved in that, it doesn't work."

The Unicode Standard had 2,666 emojis as of May 2017, according to Emojipedia (yes, that's an encyclopedia dedicated to emojis). Adding SABA, HAMACHI, SAKE, AMAEBI and others would be overly specific," the website says.

Source: NBC News

Trump says he loves miners. Critics say he's putting their lives in danger.

16-Nov-2017

Worker-safety advocates say there are early signs that the Trump administration isn't responding effectively to the spike in deaths, putting miners at greater risk by going soft on potential bad actors.

While coal miners are the public face of the industry, most American miners work for operators who extract iron ore, stone, gravel, copper and other substances. Just days before leaving office in January, President Barack Obama finalized a new regulation that requires these mines — commonly referred to as "metal and nonmetal" operations — to inspect the workplace for hazards before miners begin their shifts; promptly notify miners about any adverse conditions; and provide detailed documentation of the conditions and the actions taken to correct them.

Source: BBC

Why are children’s authors eccentric?

16-Nov-2017

Contrary to the notion that children’s authors don’t grow up, so many of the best of them seem never to have had the chance to be children in the first place.

A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Culture, Capital and Travel, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

Source: New York Times

The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech

16-Nov-2017

These days, big data, artificial intelligence and the tech platforms that put them to work have huge influence and power.

Every weekday, get thought-provoking commentary from Op-Ed columnists, The Times editorial board and contributing writers from around the world.

Source: Common Domain

Denver hopes hyperloop-inspired startup can eliminate traffic with 200-mph transport tubes

16-Nov-2017

It’s not quite a hyperloop, but Denver may one day get a next-generation transportation system that will move passengers and vehicles at speeds up to 200 mph if an ambitious new plan works out.

If the technology is successfully implemented, the system could alleviate traffic in the booming Denver area, and dramatically shorten travel times. Arrivo said the hour-long commute from Denver to Boulder could be whittled down to eight minutes, and travelers could get from downtown Denver to the airport — also about an hour away by car — in nine minutes.

Source: Fox News

Utah man says high school mascot’s name sounds like male genitalia

16-Nov-2017

One man in Utah started a petition Friday to change the mascot of a new high school, arguing that the name will likely become the butt of a dirty joke.

Chris Williams, a rep for the school district told Fox 13 Now, "We don’t see anything about the plural version of phoenix having anything to do what’s going to be happening at the school or on the football field."

Source: Washington Post

What is pumpkin pie without its crust A one-pan, stress-free dessert.

Sunday 20:01 GMT
Source: DW

Pioneer to pensioner: Calvin Klein turns 75

Sunday 20:02 GMT
Source: Fox News

Florida church warns at every door 'we are heavily armed'

Sunday 20:01 GMT
Source: CBS News

San Francisco's leaning tower of lawsuits

Tuesday 00:37 GMT
Source: CBS News

The 12-year-old prodigy whose "first language" is Mozart

Tuesday 00:37 GMT
Source: CBS News

Whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun

Sunday 17:17 GMT
Source: Fox News

Woman with body-length birthmark uses ‘sexy’ selfie to promote awareness

Sunday 17:17 GMT
Source: Global News

The average Canadian could save $360 more a month without noticing: CIBC

Wednesday 05:11 GMT
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Nine-Figure Listing in Los Angeles Gets $10 Million Price Cut

Wednesday 10:54 GMT
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Apple Wipes Skype From China App Store

Wednesday 23:46 GMT
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Hong Kong Apartment Breaks Price Records

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
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Stock market could tumble 15% if 10-year Treasury yield crosses this line

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: CBS News

CBS says it remains "far apart" on deal with Dish

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
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How Charitable Donors Can Minimize Taxes This Year

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

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