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Cheat Sheet: February 12, 2013

Coast Guard holds hearings over sunken ship

Hearings will be held in Portsmouth today over the sinking of the HMS Bounty, which occurred off the coast of Cape Hatteras in October. The Bounty sank after taking on water. Crew member Claudene Christian died in the incident, and Captain Robin Walbridge is still missing, though presumed dead. The Coast Guard is holding the hearing, and so far the ship’s first mate has testified, and the owner of the ship has pled the fifth. (Source)

Gas station argument ends in shooting

A dispute at a Virginia Beach Exxon station turned into a shooting last night around 5:40 p.m. The suspect, 54-year-old John Wade McCrory, was arrested for shooting the victim in the neck. He has been charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime. The victim was transported to a hospital and is in critical condition. (Source)

North Korean nuclear test draws worldwide condemnation

This morning, North Korea detonated a nuclear device they claim is smaller and lighter than what they have previously achieved, putting the United States and allies in a difficult spot as the communist nation is now one step closer to building a weapon small enough to mount on a long-range missile. The test this morning was conducted despite strong opposition from the United Nations and the U.S. Even China, North Korea’s biggest supporter, condemned the launch. The UN has promised to start immediate negotiations to impose further sanctions against North Korea, and President Obama spoke with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak this morning about impeding the North’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. (Source)

Wrestling dropped from 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee made a landmark decision today to drop wrestling from the Olympics beginning in 2020. Wrestling has been a part of the Olympics since the inaugural modern Olympics in 1896 in Athens. The IOC has dropped it from the program in order to decide on a new sport to be added later this year. Baseball and softball were the last sports to be dropped from the Olympics, in 2005, and golf and rugby are being added to the upcoming 2016 games. In May, the IOC will hear presentations about eight sports and choose one to be added to the 2020 Olympic Games. (Source)

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