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Shoko Asahara: Japan doomsday cult leader executed 23 years after Tokyo sarin attack

Shoko Asahara: Japan doomsday cult leader executed 23 years after Tokyo sarin attack | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
Seven members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, which carried out the deadly 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, have been executed, Japanese officials said Friday.
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How One Las Vegas ED Saved Hundreds of Lives After the Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

How One Las Vegas ED Saved Hundreds of Lives After the Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
The night that Stephen Paddock opened fire on thousands of people at a Las Vegas country music concert, nearby Sunrise Hospital received more than 200 penetrating gunshot wound victims. Dr. Kevin Menes was the attending in charge of the ED that night, and thanks to his experience supporting a local SWAT team, he’d thought aheadRead More
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Henry ‘Enrico’ Quarantelli Proved That Disasters Bring Out the Best in Us

Henry ‘Enrico’ Quarantelli Proved That Disasters Bring Out the Best in Us | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
He proved that disasters bring out the best in us.
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Evidence of First Virus That Infects Both Plants and Humans

Evidence of First Virus That Infects Both Plants and Humans | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
From rabies to bird flu to HIV, diseases passing from animals to humans is a well-known phenomenon. But a virus jumping from plants to humans? Never. At least, that's what doctors thought until Didier Raoult of the University of the Mediterranean in Marseilles, France, discovered that the mild mottle virus found in peppers may be causing fever, aches, and itching in humans. If validated, this would mark the first time a plant virus has been found to cause problems in people.
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The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) from the American Public Health Association (APHA) publications

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) from the American Public Health Association (APHA) publications | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
A Conceptual Framework for the Evaluation of Emergency Risk Communications, an article from American Journal of Public Health, Vol 107 Issue S2
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Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: media reports

Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: media reports | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday.
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Disaster and Counter-Terrorism Medicine

Disaster and Counter-Terrorism Medicine | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
This program is a library of 48 online lectures covering disaster medicine, including mitigation, preparedness, response and specific disaster scenarios.
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London's Police Have a New Weapon for Stopping Suicide Truck Attacks

London's Police Have a New Weapon for Stopping Suicide Truck Attacks | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
London's police have unveiled a spiked net that is designed to halt the rampage of vehicles being used in terrorist attacks. 
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As Irma’s Winds Rise, So Does a Debate Over TV Storm Reporting

As Irma’s Winds Rise, So Does a Debate Over TV Storm Reporting | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
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Why social media apps should be in your disaster kit

Why social media apps should be in your disaster kit | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
Social media apps are becoming as important as water, food and batteries when communities face natural disasters. One key function is helping people connect with neighbors and support each other.
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The federal response to Harvey isn’t bad and here’s who you can thank

The federal response to Harvey isn’t bad and here’s who you can thank | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
The federal government's medical response to Hurricane Harvey has not been bad. Disaster experts say years of preparation under the Obama administration helped.
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NDMS/USPHS gets some credit in the press, and it's about damn time too!
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Wiltshire pair 'poisoned by nerve agent'

Wiltshire pair 'poisoned by nerve agent' | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
The couple were exposed to Novichok, the same substance as ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal, say police.
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Bomb threat at Stratford Festival season opener leads to cancellation | CTV Kitchener News

The opening show of the Stratford Festival's 2018 season was cancelledabruptly due to a bomb threat
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Defense wants Trump voters in jury pool for Kansas bomb case

Defense wants Trump voters in jury pool for Kansas bomb case | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
Attorneys for men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque plot asked a judge to include prospective jurors from rural Kansas because they are likely Trump voters.
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"The defense contends the case will require jurors to weigh whether the alleged conduct [conspiring to detonate a truck bomb in a mosque] constitutes a crime or whether it is constitutionally protected speech and assembly and the right to bear arms."
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Specific Threats | Caring for Children in a Disaster | CDC

Specific Threats | Caring for Children in a Disaster | CDC | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
Information for families about emergencies and preparedness. Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Disaster Victim Identification: Relatives’ Experiences / Disaster Action

Disaster Victim Identification: Relatives’ Experiences / Disaster Action | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
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Texas Tech murder suspect let go by police despite 'terrorist threat' just hours before shooting

Texas Tech murder suspect let go by police despite 'terrorist threat' just hours before shooting | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
Hollis Daniels is reported to have been stopped by police but let go before allegedly going on to shoot Floyd East at Texas Tech Police Headquarters
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More than 20 dead, 100 injured after Las Vegas shooting: police

More than 20 dead, 100 injured after Las Vegas shooting: police | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
More than 20 dead, 100 injured after Las Vegas shooting: police
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Act Now: Hackers Hid Malware in Security App With 2 Billion Downloads

Act Now: Hackers Hid Malware in Security App With 2 Billion Downloads | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
If you use CCleaner, do something about it right now.
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Bomb 'could have left dozens dead if it had detonated properly'

Bomb 'could have left dozens dead if it had detonated properly' | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
Explosives experts have warned that the bomb used in the Parsons Green terror attack could have had the potential to kill dozens of people and cause catastrophic injuries if it had detonated properly. Chemical explosives specialists said the device, which appeared to have been made in a plastic bucket, resembled those used in the attempted terror attacks of July 21 2005.
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Looters caught by Local 10 cameras arrested by Fort Lauderdale police

Looters caught by Local 10 cameras arrested by Fort Lauderdale police | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
Despite dangerous winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Irma, several looting incidents have been reported in Fort Lauderdale.
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Tank failures in Harvey reveal vulnerabilities in storm

Tank failures in Harvey reveal vulnerabilities in storm | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
More than two dozen storage tanks holding crude oil, gasoline and other contaminants ruptured or otherwise failed when Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, spilling at least 145,000 gal
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FBI, ATF Responding To Indiana Post Office After Multiple 'Pipe Bombs' Detonate - Breaking911

FBI, ATF Responding To Indiana Post Office After Multiple 'Pipe Bombs' Detonate - Breaking911 | EM 351 Understanding Terrorism | Scoop.it
EAST CHICAGO, INDIANA — “One, possibly two explosive devices detonated” inside of a post office in East Chicago, Indiana Wednesday, an ATF spokesperson said. At least one person was wounded—the FBI and ATF were responding to investigate. WMAQ reported: The fire department received the call of a possible explosion at the East Chicago Main Passport …
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