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Thursday, June 30, 2016

These jobs have the highest rate of suicide - CBS News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen kill themselves most often. High rates were also seen in carpenters, miners, electricians and people who work in construction. Mechanics were close behind, according to the study, which showed enormous differences of suicide rates across jobs.

Dentists, doctors and other health care professionals had an 80 percent lower suicide rate than the farmers, fishermen and lumberjacks. The lowest rate was in teachers, educators and librarians.

via www.cbsnews.com

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Hopes Dimming But Search Continues for Bear that Killed Cyclist Near Glacier Park - Flathead Beacon

Wildlife officials are going to great lengths but hopes are dimming as they continue to search for a bear that killed a West Glacier man riding his mountain bike on a forested trail south of Glacier National Park.

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Tesla driver killed in crash with Autopilot active, NHTSA investigating | The Verge

Because of the high ride-height of the trailer, as well as its positioning across the road, the Model S passed under the trailer and the first impact was between the windshield and the trailer. Tesla writes that if the car had impacted the front or rear of the trailer, even at high speed, the car’s safety systems "would likely have prevented serious injury as it has in numerous other similar incidents."

via www.theverge.com

But in the event, it must have taken the guy's head clean off. O well. It was bound to happen sometime.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Rationality Pipe Dream | National Review

There isn’t a road to Rationalia. There are billions of them, negotiated by individuals and institutions dozens or hundreds of times a day, every time they make a significant choice. Government programs are, by their nature, centralized, unitary, and static attempts to impose a rational order on complexity beyond the understanding of the people who would claim to manage it. Obamacare is an excellent example of that: No one intended for premium prices to skyrocket and for millions of people to lose their policies or for the majority of the American public to be unhappy with the program and its results, but that is what happened. The architects of Obamacare weren’t stupid, but, being ordinary mortals (albeit reasonably bright ones), their intellectual capacity was insufficient to the problem at hand: Small brains, big problems.

via www.nationalreview.com

What Kevin said.

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FDA: No more raw cookie dough ever — even if it doesn't have eggs

In fact, the administration said in a new blog post, it's not safe to eat raw flour in any form. Not homemade Play Dough, not licking the spoon of brownie batter. Nothing.

via www.indystar.com

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Navy says American sailors blabbed to Iranian captors | New York Post

The 10 crew members, captured at gunpoint in the Persian Gulf on Jan. 12 by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, improperly revealed passwords for laptops and cellphones and even sensitive technical details about their two ships, including their top speed, capabilities and missions, the report said.

via nypost.com

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Ukrainian Opera Singer Killed While Fighting In Eastern Ukraine

A Ukrainian opera singer who left the Paris Opera two years ago to fight Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has reportedly been killed.

via www.rferl.mobi

H/t LGS.

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Top Senate Dems defend Lynch-Clinton meeting | TheHill

"All I can say is Loretta Lynch is one of the most outstanding human beings I've ever known," Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said.

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Grandma arrested for whipping relative with a switch | abc7chicago.com

At least four Hot Springs police officers showed up to the home Monday morning, KARK-TV reports. According to an incident report, Toussaint and the girl both told police it stemmed from the 12-year-old not throwing away food and talking back.

"I said, 'You gonna give me some lip by what you're not going to do?' They do this to you; they think they can do anything with it and get away with it," Toussaint said.

via abc7chicago.com

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Pentagon to allow transgender servicemembers to serve openly - News - Stripes

WASHINGTON — In a historic move, the Pentagon on Thursday lifted its ban on allowing transgender men and women to serve openly in the military.

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