Devils’ 4-game winning streak snapped in 2-1 loss to Blue Jackets | Rapid reaction

Chris Ryan may be reached at The Blue Jackets beat the Devils, 2-1. Watch video Another Taylor Hall goal wasn’t enough for the Devils to extend their winning streak Hall’s 25th of the season was the lone Devils score, but despite holding the Columbus Blue Jackets to 19 shots, the two that found the back of the net were enough to hand the Devils a 2-1 loss on Tuesday at the Prudential Center in Newark. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Devils, and they closed the season series between the teams with a 1-3-0 record after winning the first matchup on Dec. 5. The Devils pulled even… Read More

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The CDC Says A Salmonella Outbreak Might Be Linked To Kratom

Watch Video The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says products made from the kratom plant may have caused an outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states. The kratom plant’s leaves can be made into a tea, chewed, smoked or ingested in pill form. People often consume kratom not only for its stimulant effects, but also as a substitute for heroin or other drugs to treat opioid addiction. Earlier this month the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration warned the public about using what it classifies as an herbal supplement, saying “there is no evidence to indicate that kratom is safe or effective for any medical use.” In… Read More

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A Veteran on the Need to Control Civilian Arms

For recent items about gun massacres, and the public response, please see (starting with most recent): “Show Us the Carnage, Continued” “Only in America” “Show Us the Carnage” “The Empty Rituals of an American Massacre” and before that: “Why the AR-15 Is So Lethal” “The Nature of the AR-15” “Why the AR-15 Was Never Meant to be in Civilian Hands” “More on the Military and Civilian History of the AR-15” and “The Certainty of More Shootings,” from back after the Aurora massacre “Two Dark American Truths from Las Vegas,” with included video. An ongoing theme in many of these items is the responsibility—practical, political, moral—of the responsible gun-owning community in… Read More

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Hitler’s abandoned Olympic Village is now a decaying concrete wasteland — take a look

The 1936 Berlin Olympics are shrouded in myth and tragedy. Just as Hitler was rising to power, the International Olympic Committee in 1931 granted the German capital the right to host. Banners bearing the swastika hung beside the Olympic flag. Today, the Olympic Village located in Elstal, Wustermark, on the edge of Berlin, sits in ruins. In 2008, photographer Sylvain Margaine visited the decaying concrete wasteland for his website and book, “Forbidden Places: Exploring our abandoned heritage.” Take a look inside. SEE ALSO: What it’s like in Pyeongchang, South Korea — the host city of the 2018 Olympics In 1931, Berlin won the right to host the 1936 Summer Games.… Read More

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