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Hong Kong police crack down on protesters yesterday as officers dragged away dozens of pro-democracy activists, tore down barricades and removed concrete slabs protesters have been using for over two weeks to call for free elections.
Southwest fares drop below $100 round trip in 72-hour sale–Southwest rolled out a fare sale yesterday in which the price of its flights appear to be based on distance. The sale covers flights in early December and from Jan. 6 through mid-February. NOTE: This is not the same airline that had to make an emergency landing because it was coming apart at the seams earlier this week—That was American Airlines.
Texas Dept. of State Health Services says a second health care worker in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola. This second person was involved in the care of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan —The health-care worker, who wasn’t identified, reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. (Hospital folks have upgraded Nina Pham’s condition, saying that the nurse, diagnosed with Ebola, is now in good condition.)
There is a concern that the tiny black rubber crumbs on artificial sports fields may cause cancer. The crumb rubber is made up of ground tires that is used as infill in the fake grass on the field. It helps to absorb shock, but can also end up in odd places. ‘Every once in a while you’ll get a rogue little bead in your eye or something,’ the first high school in the state that has opted to swap out crumb rubber for the Nike Grind material.