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     Issue No. 2(24)                                                                                             JULY 11, 2013
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San Francisco's Boeing 777 must be one of the most miraculous accidents in aviation history. Considering several factors like the extremely low altitude and the level of damage that the plane experienced, the deadly accident came out with a 99.3% survival rate. Therefore, it is now credited to the emergency-response crew that did a tremendous job to secure escape paths for victims. However, many questions that shroud this accident have been left unanswered. Was it safe for all three expert pilots on-board to allow a trainee to land in SF airport? Dan Rose, an aviation expert, explains that the water surrounding the airport makes it a challenge to any pilot and that the airport itself is closely watched for any safety mishaps that may occur. Furthermore, it is still a mystery as to why the aircraft was approaching at such low speeds? Was the decision to abort impulsive? Or was there some confusion as to what the 'right' thing to do is that lead to a late response? At the moment it isn't even clear if his last-second decision is the cause of the accident or an explanation for the low casualty rate. I wish they can give us a responsible answer instead of spinning the story into a mere survival story.

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crew Tried To Abort Landing Seconds Before Impact: NTSB. Airport spokesman Doug Yakel said 182 of the 307 passengers and crew were taken to hospitals, with 49 in critical or serious condition.(WP)
The 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War is to be marked with a parade and thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey later. Korean prisoner of war Major David Sharp: 'I was placed in front of a firing squad and they threatened to shoot me' (BBC)
Michelle Rhee
Rhee's group StudentsFirst raised $28.5 million between August 2011 and July 2012. The group spent more than $3.6 million on political activities during the same time period. (Politico)
New Yorkers
"It's amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime," said Jack Hunter, the artist behind next week's cover, "Moment of Joy." Hunter, who originally submitted his image, unsolicited, to a Tumblr, continued, "This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate." (The New Yorker)
The image appears to show the scene of where the 19 firefighters die.  It drew a claim from at least one family member that the image was intended to stay private, though it was unclear who would have made that commitment. (USA Today)

Every corner of the country's energy infrastructure - oil wells, hydroelectric dams, nuclear power plants - will be stressed in coming years by more intense storms, rising seas, higher temperatures and more frequent droughts. (NYT)
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