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In wake of latest tragedy, no reason for MLB to delay safety measures
USA Today
We've seen enough. We've heard enough. Oh, and how we've mourned enough. Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred may hear resistance from team owners, and objections from valued season ticket-holders, but he no longer has a choice. It's time for a drastic change to ballpark safety.
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What's new with the flu? More vaccine options this season
By Tammy Gibson
It's that time of year again — time to roll up your sleeve for a flu vaccine. Doctors recommend everyone 6 months and older receive an annual flu shot. The flu kills an estimated 23,000 to 36,000 people each year in the United States and costs the nation billions in lost productivity and hospitalizations. Some years, the vaccine works like a charm, but in others — like 2014 — the vaccine is a virtual fail. The reason centers on how the vaccine is created each year.
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10 years after Katrina: Natural disaster or forced removals and mass impoverishment?
Centre for Research on Globalization
National oppression and mass impoverishment continues in the Gulf and around the U.S. It has been a decade since the people of New Orleans and the Gulf coast were dislocated due to the failure of the federal government to both protect their communities and to rebuild them after the hurricane.
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Air shows keep flying despite deadly accidents
CBS News
Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to attend the annual Atlantic City Airshow in New Jersey, but it comes during a summer that has witnessed a series of tragic incidents involving pilots and spectators, reports CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers.
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Kentucky is among 24 states with no state laws governing the use of drones
Emergency Management
In Arkansas, it's illegal to use drones or unmanned aircraft systems to commit voyeurism. In Michigan, it's illegal to use a drone to interfere with or harass someone who is hunting. In Tennessee, drones may not be used over a correctional facility or at certain open-air events, including fireworks displays. In West Virginia, drones may not be used to hunt wildlife. Twenty-six states have enacted laws addressing drones, and six others have adopted resolutions, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
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September marks National Preparedness Month in the United States
WJBF-TV
September marks National Preparedness Month across the United States, and emergency officials here at home want you to be involved.
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US smoking rate falls to 15 percent
HealthDay News via WDAM-TV
The U.S. smoking rate continues to decline, with just over 15 percent of adults reporting they're current smokers, a new government survey reveals. That's down from nearly 17 percent in 2014 and almost 18 percent in 2013. The falloff reflects a continued decline that started in 2010 after a decade of no progress against smoking, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
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DPS: Gangs still a major public safety threat in Texas
TWC News
Gangs continue to present a major public safety threat in Texas because of their involvement in violence. That's according to the Texas Department of Public Safety's Gang Threat Assessment. The report classifies gangs in order to determine which ones pose the biggest threat.
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Where police don't mirror cmmunities and why it matters
Governing
For years, the Irving, Texas, Police Department has worked to become more diverse. Recruiters have traveled to predominately black and Latino colleges across the state, attended cultural events and forged relationships with high schools to pitch students on law enforcement careers. But as the city's demographics have shifted, the police department remains overwhelmingly white. While 70 percent of city residents are minorities, they accounted for only 17 percent of police officers as of 2013.
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15,000 government emails revealed in Ashley Madison leak
The Hill
Thousands of clients using the affair-oriented Ashley Madison website listed email addresses registered to the White House, top federal agencies and military branches, a data dump by hackers revealed.
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5 keys to managing a data breach
Property Casualty 360
Unfortunately, data breaches have become an extremely common occurrence. Not all of them have the high-profile of a Target, Ashley Madison, Home Depot or Anthem breach, but the damage to a company and its reputation is very real.
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6 southern states partner to combat impaired driving
Claims Journal
Law enforcement officials in six states are launching their 24th annual Hands Across the Border campaign aimed at catching motorists driving under the influence. The five-day campaign kicks off involving law enforcement agencies in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida.
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