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    West fertilizer explosion could have been prevented, officials say

West fertilizer explosion could have been prevented, officials say

Officials from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said Texas can learn a thing or two in light of the tragedy in West.

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    Remembering West one year later

Remembering West one year later

The sun set behind West, Texas Thursday evening while citizens gathered at a memorial service At the fairgrounds off Main Street to remember a terrible surprise in their backyard—the fertilizer plant explosion that claimed the lives of 15 people last year.

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College Board releases revised SAT questions

Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.

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    Humane Society helps animals return home

Humane Society helps animals return home

A year ago, citizens of West were faced with the horrific aftermath of the fertilizer explosion that left 15 dead, over 160 wounded and several homes destroyed.

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    One year later: Mayor says West is resilient, hopeful

One year later: Mayor says West is resilient, hopeful

The mayor for the city of West, Tommy Muska, has served as the face of his hometown in ways he never planned this past year. When a fertilizer plant exploded on April 17, 2013, and took the lives of 15 West residents, this small Texas town suddenly had the attention of the nation. Muska, mayor for less than two years, struggled with the devastation of losing his home while trying to rebuild a city covered in ashes.

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PTSD affects veterans physically, socially

Many veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, aren’t receiving the treatment they need, said panelists yesterday at the Mental Health Symposium downtown.

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Television born 75 years ago at World’s Fair

The day was bright and sunny, much like the future the 1939 World’s Fair was promising. The 35,000 guests who watched President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s opening day speech at the Court of Peace in New York City’s Flushing Meadows on April 30, 1939, were dressed in overcoats.

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    Supremacist faces murder charges in shootings

Supremacist faces murder charges in shootings

A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.

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Marijuana alters brain function according to study of smokers

A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.

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    Alum chosen to lead national hunger efforts

Alum chosen to lead national hunger efforts

American dinner tables that sit empty will soon be adorned with meals for the hungry, thanks to a new hunger commission headed by a green and gold alumnus.

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