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April 16, 2014

In Other News, April 16

Editor’s note: “In Other News” is a list of state, national and global headlines compiled by The Daily Citizen news staff. To suggest a story, email the appropriate link to The deadline is 3 p.m.

Douglasville high school hit by pepper spray

Police say 75 to 100 students were stunned when pepper spray was unexpectedly set off in a Douglasville high school hallway. It’s unclear who released the pepper spray, officials said, but there were no major injuries reported. — Time

South Dakota girls, missing since 1971, died in car crash

A 42-year-old mystery ended Tuesday when state and local police in South Dakota announced two girls who had been missing since May 1971 had died in a car crash. The girls were reportedly heading to a party to celebrate the end of the school year when they went off the road. — Fox News

Confederate flag gets students suspended

Two students have been suspended at a Long Island high school for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to class. Principal Gary Cregan said the suspension is justified. “I find it just very hard to even imagine why any student in 2014 would even consider or think that a Confederate flag would be anything other than a symbol of hate,” Cregan said. — CBS New York

Google offers spoiler-free social media

Have you ever been on Facebook or Twitter the day after missing your favorite show only to have the entire plot revealed by family and friends? Google is offering a “silencer” to filter out inadvertent spoilers in social media by targeting key words like “Game of Thrones.” — Breitbart

Bloomberg taking aim at NRA

Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, announced a financial assault against the National Rifle Association by planning to invest $50 million to campaign against the big gun organization. — The New York Times

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