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The current record for snowfall in New York City, a record that may very well be threatened as a colossal storm makes its way east early this week. As the city braces for the blizzard, area supermarkets basically look like something out of “The Purge” and my roommates are appearing to tire of me yelling “your Tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker!” every time they leave the apartment. [FiveThirtyEight]
Brazil promised to cut the flow of raw sewage, pollutants and garbage into Guanabara Bay, outside Rio de Janeiro, by 80 percent in order to make the water safe for the sailing and wind surfing competitions at the 2016 Olympics. That’s not going to happen. [Associated Press]
Dish Network was found guilty of breaking telemarking rules on 57 million occasions, in many cases calling people on the federal “Do Not Call” registry. Penalties can be up to $16,000 per outbound call, which could hypothetically put the satellite company on the hook for $912 billion. A trial is scheduled for July, but would any jury in America fail to put a telemarketer up against the wall if it had the chance? [CBS News via Slashdot]
A mystery buyer has dropped nearly $100.5 million on a duplex penthouse in Manhattan’s new One57 skyscraper, making the sale the first to break the $100 million barrier in New York City. [The New York Times]
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