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Brussels attacks [24 Mar 2016|02:41pm]

The terrorist attack in Brussels that killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens in Brussels' airport and public transit system Monday morning is the second major attack in Western Europe in less than five months, after the deadly attacks in Paris in November.

And to mourn with Belgium, which borders France, the French newspaper Le Monde published an illustration this morning from the cartoonist Plantu that seems likely to become iconic. The dates below the image, November 13 and March 22, are the dates of the terrorist attacks in Paris and Belgium. People worldwide were tweeting the image, along with the hashtag #JeSuisBruxelles, or "I am Brussels," which echoes the tribute to yet another recent terrorist attack: the killings at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and at a kosher supermarket in January 2015.

Source: Vox
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I now have another reason to apologize to my daughter for giving birth to her in NC [24 Mar 2016|05:05pm]

North Carolina passes a really stupid law.
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