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Saturday November 10, 2018
Sunday November 11, 2018
BRAIN ON DRUGS:
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According to a statement from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a Canadian man was arrested on the Blue Water Bridge Sunday after officials found more than 280 pounds of cocaine in a berry shipment. Members of the CBP Port Huron Anti-Terrorism and Contraband Enforcement Team were doing routine outbound inspections on the bridge at the time of the seizure. The commercial truck shipping blackberries to Canada was selected for an enforcement exam. During the inspection and interview, four boxes containing plastic wrapped packages of suspected narcotics were found in the truck's tractor, according to the statement. The packages tested positive for the properties of cocaine in a field test. Dario Grujic of Guelph, Ontario was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations and made his initial appearance in federal court Monday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Gregory Abair wrote in a complaint that Grujic's actions were consistent with that of a drug smuggler. (https://goo.gl/6agRbS)
A globetrotting couple from India plunged 3,500 feet to their deaths while trying to take a selfie at Yosemite National Park.
Apple is being accused of using underage laborers to make the Apple Watch at its Chinese factories. (https://goo.gl/AyJBbE)
A former nurse went on trial in Berlin Tuesday for killing 100 patients at his hospital. (https://goo.gl/w5ZeWH)
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LINK TO TODAY'S WORD
-Relating to Sisyphus, king of Corinth.
-Extremely difficult to the point of futility.
Noun form: sisyphism
From Sisyphus, Greek Sisyphos, who was the terrible king of Corinth. Foolishly, he offended Zeus and was consequently condemned to Hades where he was made to roll a stone uphill in perpetuity. The stone was so heavy that when Sisyphos reached the top of the hill, the stone would push him back to the bottom. Sisyphos is damned to perform this task over and over for all of eternity…
Used in a sentence:
“As a third grade substitute teacher, it is a sisyphean chore to keep these kids in their seats and on-task!”
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