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Enjoy the Rockets' Red Glare But Holster That Gat

We may associate celebratory gunfire with jubilant Iraqi policemen after a big soccer match, but bullets also fall from the sky in the good ole USA.


Last 4th of July an eleven year old girl was gazing at the fireworks lighting up the night sky in Fresno, California when something hit her in the collarbone. Adults assumed she had been burned by an errant firecracker. Nope, an hour and a half later, emergency room doctors removed a bullet lodged in her chest.

"Celebratory gunfire" may be something we associate with jubilant Iraqi policemen after a big soccer match, but bullets also fall from the sky here in the good ole U.S.A. The city of Miami launched a public safety campaign in 2010 with rapper Pitbull aimed at keeping holiday revelry unarmed. "Bullets that go up have to come down, and they sometimes come down on people," said former Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito.

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Intermission: This Inspiring Lip Dub Video Captures the High School Experience in 11 Minutes

Shot in one continuous take, this awesome video by the Clovis High senior class captures every aspect of high school life.

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Lip dub videos by schools are all the rage these days, but this one by the senior class at Clovis High School located near Fresno, California is probably one of the best—and one of the most inspiring—I've ever seen. Set to Bon Jovi's "Livin on a Prayer" and Katy Perry's "Firework," the almost 11-minute clip captures pretty much every facet of the high school experience, and, impressively, does so in one continuous camera shot.

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It's Official: California's First Stretch of High-speed Rail Selected

The path to California's transportation future will run through Fresno. But it won't have trains.


The path to California's transportation future will run through Fresno.

On Tuesday, we got word that engineers at California's High-Speed Rail Authority recommended that the first stretch of track to be laid should be a 54-mile route through the Central Valley, from Borden to Fresno to Corcoran.

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