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An Amtrak crash in Philadelphia –five people lost their lives— and a whole lot more injured. The train was traveling from Washington D.C. to New York City with 238 passengers and five crew members aboard when the train derailed and tipped over as it passed through Philadelphia on Tuesday. ‘It is an absolute disastrous mess,’ Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said. ‘I’ve never seen anything like this in my life.’
The fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in the hands of the same jurors who found him guilty last month of 30 counts related to the Boston Marathon attacks. Jurors today will decide whether he will be executed or spend his life in prison without the possibility of parole. Throughout its case, the defense team has admitted Tsarnaev’s guilt, but emphasized his youth and impressionability. They are trying to convince the jury that he should be sentenced to life in prison instead of the death.
The Navy plans to make changes — and most affect women--Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is set to unveil a host of far-reaching initiatives and policy changes aimed at improving quality of life and careers for sailors and Marines. Some of the initiatives aimed at retaining women include doubling paid maternity leave to 12 weeks, longer child-care hours, an updated co-location policy for dual military couples and opportunities like the career intermission program, which allows sailors to take time off to pursue educational or other personal goals.
Ordering a pizza is about to get as simple as a tweet–Beginning May 20, Domino’s, the pizza delivery behemoth, will roll out a ‘tweet-to-order’ system that lets U.S. customers tweet for pizza. Domino’s will become the first major player in the restaurant industry to use Twitter, on an ongoing basis, to place and complete an order. Even wackier: Domino’s frequent customers will be able to order by tweeting only the pizza emoji to @Dominos.
Small East Austin house listed for $450,000–A 410-square foot house with one bedroom and one bathroom on East Second Street is being listed at $450,000. Nearby, two other homes are listed above $500,000.
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