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911 calls on nursing home dying: ‘Oh my God, this is crazy’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasing agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives. The six calls made from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills between 3 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 13, the day the first eight patients died, show … Read the referenced story here:…

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Put your dusty, old CD player to use with this $8 Mpow phone mount

Stop listening over and over to that same CD you made for a road trip in the 90s. Is this deal for me? This Mpow CD player phone mount is down to $7.99 with code 2ILMROQV through seller Patozon on Amazon. That’s $2 off its average price and as much as $4 better than the other colors like Tiffany Blue. Chances are if you do still have CDs in your car, it’s probably just because you forgot you put them under your seat. This phone mount will sit in that…

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Android 

This 20000mAh power bank has 6 ports on it and is just $32

With six different ports, there’s a whole lot of versatility here! Is this deal for me? Portable power banks are extremely popular these days, and there are so many different options available. From tiny pocket-sized ones to large ones that can recharge your phone like 10 times, they all offer something a little different to make them stand out. This 20000mAh option from Aukey may be one of the most versatile ones that we’ve seen so far, and right now you can pick one up for $31.99 at Amazon when…

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This 4-port USB wall charger for $19 is just one of the great Anker items on sale right now

At some point you have to assume Anker is just losing money. Is this deal for me? The Anker PowerPort 4 4-port USB wall charger is down to $18.99 with code BEST2242 on Amazon. That price is $6 off its usual street price and matches previous low prices we’ve seen through other coupon codes. Turns out, there are quite a few Anker things on sale right now. If you need to equip your wall charger with some charging cables, this 10-foot lightning cable is down to $14.99, which is its…

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Kickstart your IT career with this 11-course bundle, now 98 percent off

When it comes to IT success stories — who doesn’t want a lucrative career doing something they love? — CompTIA A+ certification is usually right in the middle. However, training for a complete career doesn’t stop there. If you’re serious about completing training and passing a multitude of the top IT certifications, Android Central Digital Offers has a bundle for you. Instead of $3,289, we’re offering this bundle for 98 percent off. That brings the final price down to just $49 — but that’s not all! Use code BUNDLE50 at…

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This one-day sale brings new low prices to SanDisk microSD cards and more

You can never have too much storage. Is this deal for me? SanDisk is one of the most popular brands when it comes to storage accessories like microSD cards and flash drives, and today you can pick up a bunch of these at huge discounts. Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day includes tons of SanDisk options at pretty large discounts. Whether you need a new memory card for your phone, tablet, or action camera, or want to be able to carry around more files and media with you on…

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Become a certified AWS solution architect with this $49 bundle!

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s leading cloud computing platform, used by many of your favorite online services, including Netflix, Spotify, and Shazam. AWS pros are in high demand, but special training is required to master the tools. If you’re new to AWS, you need a course that covers the fundamentals of cloud computing. Unfortunately, this type of training — with certification included — is usually quite expensive. Right now, however, Android Central Digital Offers has a deal on an AWS Solution Architect certification training bundle. Instead of the…

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Android 

Chill out in this Sunday’s comments thread

A friendly atmosphere in the middle of an internet at war. This is your spot to kick back and talk with your friends. We see the same regular faces here in our little corner every week, and it’s interesting watching everyone get to know each other a little better. It’s also great to see the new faces, even if it’s just for a single visit. And let’s be honest — it’s nice to find something besides phones to talk about online once in a while. I sit here with Rex,…

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Grab this 6ft LED light strip for just $6 to improve any home media display

Reduce eyestrain and class up your home media display. Is this deal for me? JackyLED’s 6.6-foot backlight strip is available for just $6 on Amazon when you enter promo code S7VUUUSU at checkout. That saves you $9 off this item’s regular price. This 6.6-foot light strip features 60 multicolored LEDs, 20 different modes and 20 static colors to keep your display looking fresh. Having one of these strips behind your tv can seriously reduce strain on your eyesight because it improves the stark contrast ratio between your tv and the…

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This Week’s Air Quality Is Worst On Record For San Francisco Bay Area

Enlarge this image The sky over Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9. Lesley McClurg/KQED hide caption toggle caption Lesley McClurg/KQED Air pollution in counties of the San Francisco Bay Area this week has been the worst since 1999 when officials began collecting data. “The pollution is so high it’s comparable to high pollution days in China,” says Lisa Fasano at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The worst hour so far was measured on Tuesday in Napa, Calif., with an air quality index of 404 for small particulate…

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