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Mexican drug lord Carrillo Fuentes’ villa auctioned for $2m | BBC News

The late drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes’ home has been auctioned off by the Mexican government in Mexico City. The home sold for over $2 million and has been sitting vacant for over 23 years. Fuentes, known as “Lord of the Skies”, died in 1997 following a botched plastic surgery and got his nickname from smuggling drugs on his private ... Read More »

COVID-19 trends: Looking past first-order effects | Trends

Steph Smith delves into how society and life all across the globe has been affected by the coronavirus. The largest pandemic of our lifetime has seen numerous methods of response. This sideshow examines how our country responded to the virus and how our lives are taking a toll. Source: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oyUyITDvl2Pt1iFpy-bf-DENOuwLbnxvH0HM_4jdg6E/preview?slide=id.g487dd85cdb_1_108 Read More »

10 Reasons Why Veterans Miss Out On VA Benefits | Veterans Guardian

In recent years, the United States military veteran population has surpassed 18 million. In an effort to support this growing population, there has been a large expansion of health, home loan, education and other veteran benefits. But statistics show that many veterans aren’t taking advantage of the wide array of benefits available to them. Many veterans miss out on VA ... Read More »

This is why everyone is hoarding toilet paper | ARS Technica

Once the coronavirus scare picked up and workplaces began to shut down, the toilet paper isle was suddenly empty. Consumer behavior researcher Kit Yarrow has discussed the possible reason behind why people are hoarding toilet paper, something that doesn’t seem to match up with the current issues. First, it is important to remember that panic buying is nothing new, people will ... Read More »

Air Force suspends most Space-A travel | Air Force Times

Air Mobility Command has announced that they are suspending almost all Space-A travel due to the coronavirus. In order to help slow the spread of the virus, only those who are Category I, IV, and VI travelers are eligible for exemption. This includes Wounded Warriors and those on emergency leave. Currently the minimum date for the suspension is May 11th, ... Read More »

Soldiers can apply for hardship, isolation allowance if impacted by stop-move policy | Army Times

Soldiers and their families who are being affected by the halt on all permanent change of duty station moves can now apply for hardship pay. Currently soldiers who were going to be moving to a new installation are stalled for an unforeseen amount of time. “The Army proactively stopped movement to protect our soldiers, preserve our capability and protect our ... Read More »

It’s now OK to ward off grizzly bears with a paintball gun | For The Win

Landowners in the U.S. are now permitted by the Fish and Wildlife Service to shoot menacing grizzly bears with a paintball gun. This was previously prohibited and considered harassment. Previously allowed measures included banging pots and pans, and shooting marbles at the bears with slingshots to ward them off livestock. The new guidelines do require those to clean up any ... Read More »

101+ ideas to keep your kids busy during coronavirus closures | Forbes

Most parents are trying to figure out what to do now that the coronavirus has shut down schools across the countries. Many kids are already stir crazy, and spring break vacations have been cancelled. Forbes has compiled a list of activities and ideas to help everyone stay busy over the next few weeks. First, create a calendar that everyone participates ... Read More »

A Better Way | Azeem Azhar

I think this may be one of the most important reads we have ever pointed you towards on SOFX. Please read it. -Sam Havelock, CEO, SOFX “Was there a better approach to tackling the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19 disease) across Western countries, especially the UK and US?” Read Article: https://www.exponentialview.co/p/-a-better-way Read More »

As Army wastes millions in food allowances, campus-style dining gains traction | Army Times

An enlisted soldier in the barracks only uses about half of their allotted meal entitlements each month as more go off base or cook their meals. With CAC cards being used to purchase the food in the dining facilities, law makers are wanting to know where the unspent money goes. Money not spent at these facilities does not go back ... Read More »