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Cheat Sheet: July 25, 2012

Actor Sherman Hemsley dies at 74

Another iconic TV star has died this month. Sherman Hemsley, who starred as George Jefferson on the TV show “The Jeffersons,” died in his El Paso home on Tuesday. The comic’s death has not yet been attributed to a cause. (Source)

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for recent violence in Iraq

Violent attacks have escalated in Iraq this week, leaving more than 100 dead and hundreds more wounded. On Tuesday, an Al Qaeda affiliate in Iraq claimed responsibility for the attacks, stating that it marks the beginning of a new wave of violence. Monday’s aggression is reported to have killed 116 people and wounded 300, making it the bloodiest day since U.S. troops withdrew from that area in December. (Source)

EVMS to become a medical school under W&M?

Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk may be partnering with another higher institution of learning, but it probably isn’t with the school you would think. William & Mary College in Williamsburg and EVMS are exploring the idea of EVMS becoming part of the William & Mary School of Medicine. Because of the proximity and collaborations with Old Dominion University, this partnership comes as quite a shock. However, both colleges state they are simply researching the possibility of the collaboration, and no agreements have been finalized. (Source)

Gun sales surging in Colorado, elsewhere in U.S.

In light of last week’s movie theater tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, where a gunman killed 12 people and injured dozens more, firearm sales are being processed left and right. Sales from Friday to Sunday in Colorado were up 25%. The suggested reasons for the influx of sales are twofold: personal protection and the procurement of weapons in case of restrictive firearm legislation.  Georgia and Washington are among states that have reported record amounts of gun sales over the weekend. (Source)

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