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- Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles (Tom Krisher, Associated Press, MSN Autos) The government has raised the number of autos which might contain the Takata Corp airbags that can discharge shrapnel when deployed. Originally 4.7 million vehicles were identified; the number is now 7.8 million. Safety advocates say more than 20 million autos may be affected. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website has been malfunctioning Tuesday and Wednesday so car owners should go to their manufacturer’s web site to try to find information.
- Water Crisis Seen Worsening as Sao Paulo Nears ‘Collapse’ (Vanessa Dezem, Bloomberg) Brazil’s largest metropolis and largest state, Sao Paulo, is experiencing the most severe drought in eight decades. The region is home to more than 40 million people and produces about 1/3 of Brazil’s GDP. Spokesmen are now using words like “collapse” when discussing the effects of the drought.
- Canada PM Calls Parliament Shooting a ‘Terrorist’ Act (Jon Williams, Jack Date, Lee Ferran and Meghan Keneally, abc News) Hat tip to Rob Carter. This is being investigated as a suspected ISIS act. Experts are saying it represents the first act of what may be a global ISIS campaign.
- Recent articles about Scotland Independence and Similar Movements
Devo max in Scotland would be disastrous for Northern Ireland and Wales (The Conversation)
Why does Catalonia want independence from Spain? (The Telegraph)
- Articles about conflicts and disease around the world
Doctors: CDC’s New Ebola Tracking Plan Is Political Theater (Foreign Policy)
Isis claims it has US airdrop of weapons intended for Kurds (The Guardian)
Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges (The Intercept) Hat tip to Roger Erickson.
Ukraine rebels dream of New Russia (BBC News)
Mud and Loathing on Russia-Ukraine Border (Bloomberg)
Russia’s borders: old ties pull Bulgaria in two directions (The Conversation)
North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio (Associated Press, MSN News)
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