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Kshama Sawant Supporters Held Rallies Across the City This Weekend: You can find tons of pictures on her Twitter feed. This is what an enthusiastic volunteer-heavy campaign looks like.
Police Missed Alleged LAX Shooter "By a Matter of Minutes": Around the time alleged airport shooter Paul Anthony Ciancia was dropped off at the airport, LA police officers were visiting his apartment in Sun Valley "in response to concerns from his family after they received text messages indicating that he wanted to harm himself," according to the LA Times.
King County Releases Flood App: You take a picture of your feet, and if they're in the water, there's a flood. Just kidding! It has graphs and charts and tells you about eight local rivers that could flood. Says KPLU's Bellamy Pailthorp, "This information can also be accessed via computer, but many people may have trouble accessing a computer during a flood." Hooray for functional government technology!
What Does "Death to America" Mean These Days?From NPR:
On this 34th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, thousands of Iranians gathered outside that building to once again chant "Death to America."
But New York Times Bureau Chief Thomas Erdbrink told NPR's Steve Inskeep on Monday that though the shouts were the same as they've been since 1979 and the demonstration was larger than in recent years, the people he interviewed there were not virulently anti-American.
"All the people I spoke with," Erbrink said, "didn't really mind Iran talking to the United States ... [and they] admitted they want to see some sort of solution" to three-plus decades of fractured relations.