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Nov 15, 201304:24 PM

Cheat Sheet: November 15, 2013

Philippines death toll hits 3,631

More than a week after Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines, some victims are living off the land. In a total absence of food and water, some victims were surviving on coconut juice. The assessment came as crews continued to collect bodies from streets and rubble, raising the national disaster agency’s official death toll to 3,631. The number of injured stood at 12,487; at least 1,179 were missing. Numbers could rise, with an additional 1,000 cadaver bags sent to provinces as search-and-rescue operations continued in Tacloban City. (Source)

“Batkid” saves San Francisco

Miles, a shy kindergartner who is in remission from leukemia, got the chance to dress up as “Batkid” today as San Francisco morphed into Gotham, thanks to the help of 12,000 volunteers who donned superhero capes and Make-A-Wish Foundation in the Bay Area. Complete with mask, cape and puffy fake muscles, Miles exited his Batmobile—a decked-out black Lamborghini, jumped on a trampoline to give him a little extra boost and untied a “damsel in distress” sitting on the cable car tracks on Hyde Street. The 5-year-old was aided by his partner in good deeds, “Batman,” one of the volunteers in today’s event. (Source)

Lockdown lifted at VB Schools

Lynnhaven Elementary and Plaza Middle schools were put on lockdown for about 45 minutes today because of their proximity to a house where officers heard gunshots. Around 11:45 a.m. officers responded to a home in the 200 block of Hospital Drive for a report of a man possibly trying to hurt himself. When officers got there, they heard gunshots in the house. Upon entering the home, a SWAT team found a deceased man who appeared to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The schools were not involved, and the lockdowns have been lifted. (Source)

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