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Apr 22, 201304:55 PM

Cheat Sheet: April 22, 2013

Boston marathon bombing: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged

While healing from wounds to the throat, legs, hand and head, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was allegedly charged with one count of using a weapon of mass destruction and one count of malicious destruction of property resulting in death on Monday. Tsarnaev was charged in Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after being captured in the suburban area of Watertown in Boston. Tsarnaev will not be prosecuted as a terrorist but instead through the civilian system of justice since he was an American citizen. (Source)

Two wanted in credit card fraud case

Two unknown suspects of credit card fraud were captured on surveillance footage on April 11, and authorities are now asking the general public to help identify the man and woman. According to the Virginia Beach Police Department, a victim’s purse was stolen on April 11, and since a few of the credit cards were used at the Oceanfront. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. (Source)

Don’t take the cinnamon challenge: Doctors warn teens after surge in calls to poison centers

Made popular by dozens of YouTube videos, the cinnamon challenge makes itself officially deadly with a warning from the U.S. Poison Center and various doctors. The challenge, which dares competitors to eat a spoonful of cinnamon in 60 seconds without help from a liquid could cause choking, throat irritation and could even collapse the lungs. In a recent report, nearly 30 teens in the past year needed medical attention after attempting the challenge. (Source)

U.S. Warming Rates Significant Since First Earth Day

Monday commemorated Earth Day, which sprouted a few investigations into the current state of the environment. In honor of the recognition, Climate Central released informational graphics that showed the various temperature changes in each of the 50 states in the U.S. According to the information, the U.S. temperatures have increased since the first Earth Day in 1970, with an average increase of about .7° F per decade for the fastest-warming states which include Arizona, Michigan, New Jersey and Minnesota. (Source)

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