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A high-pressure pipe burst left about 10,000 gallons of crude oil oozing down Los Angeles streets early Thursday. Crews are now left to sop up the remains of the oil, which spewed 20 feet high over approximately half a mile at about 12:15 a.m. and was knee-high in some parts of the industrial area of Atwater Village before the oil line was remotely shut off. Fortunately, Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said there was no “visible evidence” that the oil entered storm drains, which empty into the Los Angeles River. It is, however, possible that the oil seeped through manhole covers. Read about it here…[AP]

The New York Times’ first female executive editor, Jill Abramson, was fired on Wednesday and replaced with Dean Baquet, who will now be the first black executive editor at the publication. Read about it here…[NYT]

Proving that the state of Florida isn’t alone in bizarre stories, a North Carolina woman called 911 to tell police that her Subway “Flatizza” pizza was prepared wrong. Her complaint? The staff used “marinara” instead of “pizza sauce.” Read about it here…[Gawker]

A Northern Arizona teenager attending prom was arrested after sporting a stolen tuxedo to the affair. The owner of the formal wear store spotted Kyle Laderoot wearing the threads from her Prescott Valley store. He allegedly broke a window and grabbed the $600 tux off of a mannequin. Laderoot now faces felony charges. Read about it here…[Yahoo]

Missouri’s Republican-controlled Legislature approved legislation requiring women to wait three days after first seeing a doctor before having an abortion. Because apparently most Republicans advocating for the measure have ovaries and can make laws rendering women powerless over their reproductive freedom. Obviously. Read about it here…[HuffPost]

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