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Intel Briefing – May 2013

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Automakers recall 3.3 million vehicles over air bags.
Several automakers recalled about 3.3 million vehicles fitted with defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation that may eject metal fragments upon deploying. In the U.S., the recall affects around 1.4 million Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, and Pontiac vehicles.

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Alert to Congress: Nuclear evacuation may bog down.
A report by the Government Accountability Office found that current plans for evacuating residents near a nuclear power plant in the event of a serious accident
may be complicated due to lack of study of residents who might leave the area from outside the 10 mile evacuation zone and clog evacuation routes.

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Hackers hit Iowa college database with 125,000 students.
Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids notified 125,000 students after they discovered a breach March 13 of their student application database on their Web site. Hackers gained access to personal information of students who applied for courses from February 2005 through March 2013.

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Man charged after students get sick from drug-tainted brownies.
Police arrested a man April 11 for causing 9 students at Coral Park High School to fall ill from eating brownies suspected to have been tainted with drugs. The students were rushed to the hospital, some with serious symptoms.

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Water main break swamps Ohio neighborhood.
A 36-inch water main break in an Akron neighborhood April 11 flooded basements, submerged cars, caused a school to close, and threatened a commercial building, leaving stranded residents to be rescued by local firefighters.

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