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Estimated 70 Deaths Linked To Canada’s Heat Wave : NPR

An estimated 70 deaths have been connected to the scorching temperatures and humidity that rolled over Canada’s Quebec province last week, and officials say the number may rise as hospital and nursing home records are reviewed. Most of the people who died as the region reached temperatures up to 95 …

Travelers lose 25,000 items in Florida airport rampage

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Dan and Janice Kovacs and their two children were passing through airport security when the gunfire erupted. They were shoeless — with wallets, passports and carry-on items chugging along a conveyer belt — when they sprang into the mass of people running to safety. Now …

LGBTQ festival canceled in Haiti amid threats, gov’t order

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Organizers of a cultural festival in Haiti celebrating the Afro-Caribbean LGBTQ community said Tuesday that it has been called off due to numerous threats of violence and a subsequent prohibition by a government commissioner. The four-day Massimadi film, art and performance event was supposed to start …

Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss. Officials in the Netherlands, where the majority of Flight 17 victims lived, say that Malaysia Airlines has been making $50,000 payments to …

Double Take ‘Toons: Bindage? : NPR

Will Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” remark during the second presidential debate hurt his campaign? Aislin is one of many who think the statement certainly won’t help, while Joe Heller puts it in historical context. Aislin/The Montreal Gazettepoliticalcartoons.com Joe Heller/Green Bay Press-Gazettepoliticalcartoons.com Double Take ‘Toons: Bindage? : NPR.

The Tannenbaum Chronicles – NYTimes.com

This year, my favorite Christmas story involves Rachel Maddow’s mother. “A friend gave her a remote control for the Christmas tree,” said Maddow. It was the best present ever, liberation from a lifetime of crawling under the tree every morning and night to put in or pull out the plug. …