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Intel Briefing – April 2014

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65-foot-long crack in Washington dam repairs itself.
After the 8,320 foot-long Wanapum dam in Washington was drawn down 26 feet, the reduced pressure on the structure allowed the 65-foot-long crack to settle into place, essentially fixing itself and allowing officials to change the status “from flash flood watch” to “non-failure emergency” March 4. Crews are still working to permanently repair the structure.

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Infections linked to Chinese seafood markets in New York.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene warned consumers and fish market workers to take precautions when handling raw or live fish after an outbreak of a rare skin infection affected at least 30 people who bought fish at markets in Chinese neighborhoods across New York City.

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Feds issue emergency order on oil shipments.
The U.S. Department of Transportation expanded on its February 25 order requiring more stringent testing for oil shipments moving over rail lines by ordering companies to test the flash point and boiling point of crude to determine how likely it is to ignite within reason, and not to re-label crude as some other volatile product.

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Man arrested for robbing banks after taking selfie on Facebook with gun used to rob banks.
A Pontiac, Michigan man was arrested for allegedly robbing three banks in the region and was found after he posted a picture of himself with a gun allegedly used in the robberies to Facebook.

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