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Intel Briefing – November 2013

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Radio problems cited in deaths of 19 firefighters.
The Arizona State Forestry Division released a report detailing the results of an investigation into the June deaths of 19 firefighters killed while fighting a wildfire determined improperly programmed radios, vague updates, and a 30 minute communication blackout contributed to their deaths.

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PA newspaper: VA medical records often breached
A two-month Pittsburgh Tribune-Review investigation found Veterans Administration workers or contractors committed 14,215 privacy violations at 167 facilities from 2010 through May 31, victimizing at least 101,018 veterans and 551 agency employees. Some had photos of their anatomy posted on social media; others had their stolen IDs used to make fraudulent credit cards.

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Autopsy: Drugs killed teen who got ill at concert
An autopsy has determined that a 14-year-old Santa Fe girl who became ill at a concert at the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque died from taking a combination of the illegal drug Ecstasy and an over-the-counter allergy medicine. New Mexico State Police say Hannah Bruch took the drugs before she and friends entered Expo New Mexico the evening of Aug. 10. A security guard found the girl ill and she was taken to a hospital where she died.

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Ohio judge tells man he’s still legally dead
An Ohio judge says a man who stood before him in court is still legally dead. Donald Miller Jr. was declared dead in 1994, eight years after he disappeared from his home in the northwest Ohio town of Arcadia. Miller resurfaced about eight years ago and went to court this week to have the ruling changed. His former wife opposes the move. She says she doesn’t have the money to repay the Social Security benefits that were paid out to her and their two children after Miller was declared dead. A Hancock County judge who denied Miller’s request for a reversal of the death ruling calls it a “strange, strange situation.”

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