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The Pulse: NASCAR Driver Hits, Kills Driver in Dirt-Track Race

The Pulse, August 10, 2014
Number 5:
Happy birthday, Smokey Bear!
The beloved public service icon, known to many as "Smokey the Bear," turns 70 this weekend.
You can bet with his mandate to educate people about preventing forest fires, he was first to blow out his 70 candles!
His first public service poster came out on August 9th, 1944.
His famous slogan, "Remember, only you can prevent forest fires," came later, in 1947.

Number 4:
A 10-year-old girl is recovering from an apparent shark bite in Florida.
She was wading in shallow water in Cocoa Beach Saturday when she was bitten.
Bystanders heard her screaming and helped her to shore.
Local TV news reports the girl has bite marks on her right foot and ankle.
She was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.
Lifeguards briefly closed the beach immediately after the incident.

Number 3:
The fighting between Israel and Hamas got a little too close to a CNN crew Sunday.
An air strike sent CNN correspondent Martin Savidge diving to the floor.
The building targeted was about two hundred meters from the CNN bureau in Gaza City.
Meanwhile Israel and Hamas agreed to another 72-hour cease-fire proposed by Egypt Sunday, according to officials from both sides.
The temporary cease-fire would allow for negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians,

Number 2:
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is under investigation after a deadly accident on a dirt track in upstate New York Saturday night.
Sheriff's deputies say Stewart hit fellow driver, 20 year-old Kevin Ward Jr., who had exited his car during a sprint car race.
According to witnesses, Stewart spun out Ward during the race.
Ward got out of his car and walked on the track, when he was hit.
Ward was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Stewart was questioned and released.
Stewart dropped out of a scheduled race Sunday due to the incident.

Number 1:
President Obama addressed the situation in Iraq over the weekend, as terrorist group ISIS continues to advance and kill innocent people.
U.S. military officials confirmed warplanes and drones pounded ISIS' positions in northern Iraq.
Iraqi officials say U.S. air strikes have killed at least 16 ISIS fighters.
The air strikes against ISIS will continue in Iraq and there is no timetable on when they will end.
Obama says ultimately, it is up to Iraq to fix this situation.

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