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4 Dead, 16 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting
Four people, including the gunman, were killed and 16 others injured in a shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas Wednesday evening.  Fort Hood officials said the gunman was a soldier who had been receiving mental health treatment and that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Incandescent Bulbs Now Banned – Wallets and Earth Rejoice
It seems silly that a law signed by George W. Bush in 2007 is now finally being put into effect. As of the first of the year, all incandescent bulbs are now banned which should finally pave the way for better prices on the more efficient alternatives.
Probation Given to Teen Who Killed 4 in Drunk Driving Crash
16-year-old Ethan Couch caused a crash which took the lives of four people. At the time of the crash, Couch was 3 times over the legal blood alcohol limit for an adult at .24. His sentence - 10 years probation without a single day in jail. My thoughts at the bottom of the post.

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