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The New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals with an overtime goal last night and will advance to the Eastern Conference finals. [ESPN]
106 miles per hour
The Amtrak train that derailed near Philadelphia on Tuesday was traveling more than double the speed limit around a curve when it went off the tracks. [The New York Times]
Azerbaijan’s state-owned oil company funneled three-quarters of a million dollars through nonprofits to pay for a visit from 10 members of U.S. Congress and their staffs. This wasn’t fully disclosed. Most importantly, one member who received a number of rugs said she did not disclose the gift because she “did not think they were particularly valuable,” according to The Washington Post. “She also thought that they were unattractive,” which I think should be a totally legal and legitimate reason to not disclose the value of a gift. [The Washington Post]
Cost to eradicate rats from South Georgia Island over four years. The pests can be catastrophic for fauna on the island, which is located about a thousand miles from Antarctica. The attempt to kill all the rats, which ended in March, is considered the largest such mission in any place ever. [The Verge]
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