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Another Explosion In Texas Deepens Bombing Mystery 

The FBI is leading the Texas bombing investigation (Image: CNN video)

A package exploded just after midnight at a FedEx building near San Antonio, TX and officials are assuming it is linked to four bombings that killed two and injured four in Austin this month, setting the capital on edge at a time when thousands of visitors were in the city for the South by Southwest festival.

FBI special agent Michelle Lee told the Associated Press “it would be silly for us not to admit that we suspect it’s related” to the other bombings. The four homemade devices that exploded in the capital were not sent through the postal service or delivery companies like FedEx or UPS.

Investigators believe the bombings are the work of a person or persons with sophisticated knowledge of explosives.

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Uber pulls self-driving cars after fatal crash in Arizona

Uber removed all its self-driving cars off the road yesterday following the first fatality caused by one of their vehicles.

CNN reports, “A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg as she walked her bicycle across a street in Tempe, Arizona, Sunday night, according to the Tempe police. The department is investigating the crash.”

Rafael Vasques, 44, was the test driver behind the wheel at the time of the accident. The car was going 40 in a 35 mile an hour zone, and there are no signs yet that the vehicle tried to slow down before it hit Herzberg.

Today in a Tweet 

D.C. Councilman Faces Backlash for Suggesting Jews Control the Weather

Early Friday morning, Trayon White Sr., a member of the Washington D.C. City Council, posted a video to his Facebook page which suggested that the Rothschild family was to blame for the bad weather.

According to Newsweek, White stated that the snow in D.C. was caused by “the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful.”

Carla Loebenstein has the full story in her report for CMN. 

Last But Not Least: ‘With This Embedded Ring…’

You might need to consult a physician before partaking in this new engagement trend.

Wedding trends have changed drastically over the past few decades, and along with these changes came different engagement ring trends. The newest fad, however, promises a flare with much more permanence: embedding a diamond into the ring finger, skipping the band altogether. 

Get the details in Natalie Riopelle’s CMN report. 


Tuesday’s Morning Scoop was compiled by Natalia KolenkoNatalie RiopelleCarla Loebenstein, and the CMN Staff. If it’s the first day of spring, graduation day must be just around the corner, right? 

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