Threat Assessment

The Good, The Bad and The Scary

Suspended Sentence

Governor Jay Inslee declares death-penalty moratorium in Washington State.

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Cheap Pipes, Less Crime

Vancouver introduces crack-pipe vending machines to combat crime, improve public health.

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GOP Cave-In

Speaker John Boehner allows debt-ceiling vote, no strings attached.

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Psst, It's Working

3.3 million Americans enroll in Obamacare; number of uninsured drops to five-year low.

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Star Power

Breakthrough: A giant laser in California has created fusion power in the lab.

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Bird Strike

The creator of the Flappy Bird app pulls his game off the market, calling it "too addictive."

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Hey Kids, Watch This

Danish zoo kills "surplus" giraffe, butchers animal in front of small children.

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Slurry in a Hurry

Another coal disaster in West Virginia, as slurry spoils mountain stream.

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Fuck Cancer

Mammograms useless in preventing cancer deaths.

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Big Chill

America drops to 46th in global ranking of press freedom.

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Jungle Killer

Death toll mounts to 10 as man-eating Bengal tiger(s) rampage in India.

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