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Reality Check Recap: July 14th, 2014

Germany won it all in the World Cup. They beat Argentina 1-0. The last time Germany won the World Cup was back in 1990, where they beat Argentina. In LeBron news: you’ve already heard, he’s going to Cleveland.

Source: cnn.com

We’re hearing that Sargent Bowe Bergdahl may return to active duty very soon. He was released from his 5-year Taliban captivity back in May and went through intensive counseling at an Army hospital in Texas. It was announced this morning that he is done with that counseling.

Source: usatoday.com

A New Jersey police officer who had only been on the job for seven months was shot while still in his police car early Sunday morning. 23-year-old Officer Melvin Santiago was shot by a man who bragged to a Walgreen’s security guard that he was about to become famous. The 27-year-old shooter was killed by police.

Source: cnn.com

Last week I told you about that horrible shooting in Texas, where a man killed a husband and wife and four of their children, ages 4 to 13. He was arrested after a standoff with police. Now, the only survivor has made her first public comments. 15-year-old Cassidy Stay played dead after she was shot and called police once the shooter left. At a memorial for her family this weekend, she quoted Dumbledore, saying, “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.”

Source: cnn.com

Salvage crews are beginning the complicated process of refloating the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia more than two and-a-half years after it overturned off the coast of Italy. Four-thousand passengers were onboard when the ship began sinking – and 32 people died when the vessel ran into rocks and rolled over. Once the difficult refloating operations are completed, the ship will be towed away.

Source: bbc.com

Health officials in Kansas say a young girl is dead after being infected by a "brain-eating amoeba." Nine-year-old Hally Yust is believed to have contracted the infection after swimming in lakes near her home. However, people are being told not to fear the water; the CDC says there have been fewer than 200 reported cases in the U.S. over the past five decades.

Source: foc4kc.com

Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart. Lawyers acting for Morgan and three others claim the Walmart truck driven by an exhausted driver was going 20 miles over the speed limit when it rear ended Morgan's bus. Comedian James McNair was killed in the accident. Walmart didn't immediately respond to the suit, but a statement released at the time of the crash promised "full cooperation.”

Source: gothmist.com

There was a power outage on the Disney World monorail last night, and people were stuck for about 90 minutes. It was stormy with lightening, but officials say the monorail wasn’t actually struck by lightening. Passengers had to be evacuated with a lift. The good news is that they weren’t stuck on the “It’s a Small World” ride, otherwise I think people would have jumped…

Source: cnn.com

And we tend to blame fashion magazines for making women feel pressured to be thin. Now, a new study shows that it actually may be the internet’s fault. The study conducted by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland has found that people with access to the internet tend to find masculine men and thin women more attractive. The testing guinea pigs were asked to choose between pictures of people of higher and lower weights. Those with internet access found muscle-head dudes and skinny women more attractive. People without the internet opted for more feminine men and masculine, heavier women.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

And a Florida woman was arrested last week for stopping her truck in the middle of the road to do some yoga…while stripped to her undies…and high on heroin. Michelle Cernak was on the yellow line with her sweat pants around her ankles. Not surprising, police found smack and hypodermic needles in her car. She was arrested.

Source: hngn.com

And drivers in Feasterville, Pennsylvania were given the scare of a lifetime this weekend when the back of a coroner's van opened and a body fell right out on the road. The Coroner’s Office says it was likely a mechanical problem with the rear door. The body was strapped to a gurney and slid right out, near a shopping center, no less.

Source: buckscountycouriertimes.com

 

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