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Intel Briefing – August 2013

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16 wildfires blamed on exploding shooting targets.
The use of exploding shooting targets, often made up of canisters containing two chemicals that blend and explode when struck by a bullet, were banned in 5 States by the U.S. Forest Service August 5 after authorities blamed the devices for sparking 16 wildfires since 2012.

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Walmart agrees to improve safety conditions at more than 2,800 stores.
Walmart agreed to improve worker training programs for operating hazardous equipment and use of cleaning chemicals in a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor announced August 7. The agreement covers changes in 28 States or 2,857 Walmart stores that follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards as well as a $190,000 fine to fix the hazards discovered during an inspection of a Rochester, New York store.

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Crash spills hogs onto the highway.
A collision in which a truck crashed into a tractor-trailer carrying dozens of pigs resulted in the animals being scattered across the roadway and prompted authorities to close the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 in Cameron, Missouri, for several hours August 7.

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Report: Fake officer stopped by real police agents for speeding, gets arrested.
Police in New Mexico arrested a man August 7 during a traffic stop when they discovered he was impersonating a police officer. The suspect told the agents he was a trained officer after he was caught speeding with police lights on top of his truck and a pistol on his hip.

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Student arrested for hacking into Denton High School’s system.
Authorities arrested a student of Denton High School in Texas after he hacked into the school’s Wi-Fi system in March and April and used school printers to print out stolen security codes and test results. The student was retaliating against the school after a teacher refused to grade a report he wrote.

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