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Today The Raw Story published an article titled “Florida student with exploding science experiment won’t face charges.”
The article’s author David Edwards writes:
The Florida State Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot would not face criminal charges over her science experiment, which caused a small explosion Bartow High School in Polk County last month.
Wilmot had faced up to five years in prison after being expelled and arrested for placing chemicals in an eight ounce plastic water bottle as part of an amateur science experiment.
According to her attorney, Larry Hardaway, Wilmot has already served out her 10-day suspension and is now enrolled in a new school.
Today ABC News published a story titled “Six Americans Killed in Kabul Car Bomb Attack.”
The article’s author Muhammad Lila writes:
Six Americans — two soldiers and four civilian contractors — are among at least 14 people killed in a massive car bomb blast in Kabul this morning, according to U.S. and Afghan officials.
More than 30 Afghan civilians, including a number of children, were wounded.
IN OTHER NEWS
Today Think Progress published an article titled “Two GOP Judges Just Voted To Eliminate Union Rights, Here’s How The Senate Can Stop Them.”
The article’s author Ian Millhiser writes:
Two events this morning strike at the heart of whether workers have the right to organize. The first is a brand new decision by two Republican judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit striking down President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The second is a confirmation hearing, coincidentally being held this morning, on five nominees to that same Board. If the Third Circuit’s opinion stands, and the five nominees are not confirmed, the practical result will be a blank check for union-busting employers.
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