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Ignorance alive and well on social media

Ignorance alive and well on social media

By Boswell Hutson

December 1, 2014

This week, social media played one of the most important and illuminating roles in current events thus far. Facebook and Twitter exploded after news that the grand jury of the Ferguson, Missouri case ruled not to indict a police officer after shooting an unarmed 18 year old, Michael Brown. Though it...

2 dead, 18 injured in New York explosion; gas leak cited as cause

Debris covers a van as firefighters battle a blaze at the site of a possible explosion and building collapse on corner of 116th Street and Park Avenue, in the Harlem section of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/MCT)

By Michael Muskal and Tina Susman

March 12, 2014

NEW YORK — An explosion that destroyed two buildings in a busy Manhattan neighborhood and killed at least two people was caused by a gas leak, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said Wednesday, and hours after the explosion, some people remained missing. De Blasio called the blast "a tragedy of the worst kind...