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Mr. Bill:

--- Quote from: LVWood on April 21, 2017, 11:57:12 AM ---Massive power outage hits San Francisco.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/wide-area-of-san-francisco-hit-by-power-outage/2017/04/21/f3e65e70-26b5-11e7-928e-3624539060e8_story.html?utm_term=.e9a1c2c9d3b1

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Side-effect: this outage seems to have taken archive.org offline for most of the day.  (It's back now.)  Good reminder of how local problems can have unexpected non-local effects.

Chemsoldier:
Huge high rise apartment block fire in London.  Reports of fatalities and people trapped.



http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-40269625

Wow, not used to seeing fires of this magnitude in places like London.  Sounds like the building is relatively old (1974), I think fire codes got really tight in the 80s.

LVWood:
Can't tell if this is the right thread for this, where I wanted to post this is in the "Active shooter & multiple homicide incidents, United States" however there weren't multiple homicides.

Shooter opens fire on Congressional baseball practice.
He was heard asking if they were Democrats or Republicans
Fired more than 50 shots and injured several injuries including Republican House Whip Steve Scalise, a staffer, and several capital police.

Shooter identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois

Here is his facebook page before it disappears
https://www.facebook.com/jthodgkinson/about?lst=100006615063890%3A1350932325%3A1497452841

Bernie supporter

Headlines on Drudgereport.com

Redman:
Wonder if there will be calls for more restrictions on gun ownership.

Redman:
Pres. says the shooter has been rehabilitated.

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