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Injuries Reported In London Train Explosion

Good lord the world has gone crazy.

There was an explosion reported on a London Underground train at Parsons Green station. A white bucket inside a plastic shopping bag was on fire in photos, but no extensive damage was done to the train car. A hazardous response team is on scene as well as police and paramedics were on the scene. 20 people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Mayor Sadiq Khan issued a statement on Facebook saying London condemns individuals who attempt to use terror to destroy our way of life. Khan said we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism, and urged all Londoners to remain calm and vigilant. 

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Hernando County is calling for a voluntary evacuation

Hernando County is calling for a voluntary evacuation

along the Withlacoochee River. It's expected to reach a foot and a half above flood stage at Trilby. Emergency management director Cecilia Patella says they don't want to risk the lives of first responders with last-minute rescues. Authorities expect Talisman (TAL-iz-man) Estates, Lacoochee and other areas to experience flooding.


Air B-N-B says many of its hosts are offering free rooms for Irma victims... as well as first responders who are here to help. Spokesperson Kellie Bentz says they couldn't line up the hosts before Irma hit Florida, because the track kept shifting. She's also urging people to sign up with Air B-N-B to offer a bedroom or condo to help out.


Irma has been a disaster for farmers. Florida Agriculture Commisioner Adam Putnam, who's running for governor, says the citrus crop in Southwest Florida has been devastated... early estimates say 70 to 80 percent of fruit grown in that area has been torn off the trees. Putnam says Irma also tore up sugar cane fields and vegetable farms.

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If You Think Everyone Else Has More Friends, You're Not Alone

Llegó el fin de semana ! Estamos activos para celebrar la buena vida en el agua !!! #nixonsandbar allá nos vemos💪🏼 #Party #friends #live #beach# #life #swimwear #sunglasses #friendly #drinks #weekend #fun

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FOMO (fear of missing out) is a REAL thing, according to a new study and it's particularly acute amongst college students. A study published found that 48 percent of college freshmen believed that their friends had made more friends than they had. Thirty-one percent felt the opposite. "Since social activities, like eating or studying with others, tend to happen in cafes and libraries where they are easily seen, students might overestimate how much their peers are socializing because they don't see them eating and studying alone." The same can be said for the rise of social media. Many are left feeling like others have more interesting lives, more friends, eat better food, travel more etc. 

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Pet Owners Who Abandoned Animals During Irma Will Face Felony Charges

All of those poor animals!

Now, Palm Beach County Animal Care and the State Attorney's Office are hunting down the people who abandoned their pets during the dangerous hurricane, leaving them not even indoors but chained to trees and even cars.  Leaving a dog tied up alone is already illegal in the region, but the added danger of the storm qualifies the act as a felony, officials say.

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Crayola Unveils New Crayon 'Bluetiful'

Just in time for the holidays, Crayola's new blue crayon has a name. The company today announced Bluetiful beat four other finalists in an online contest that began with more than 90-thousand submissions.

Bluetiful replaces a shade of yellow called Dandelion that the company retired earlier this year. Crayola says Oregon State University scientists discovered a pigment YinMn that inspired the new blue hue.

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