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The Courant reported the “practical annihilation” of San Francisco, following a catastrophic earthquake, the day after the April 18, 1906, disaster struck. “Fleeing inhabitants can see from miles around the pillars of fire towering skyward,” the paper reported. The full-page PDF is here.

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"Google is not the only search engine contending with illicit Internet pharmacies. But as the dominant search company — used in an estimated two-thirds of searches in the United States — it has drawn the most attention."

Google faces new pressure from states to crack down on illegal online drug sales.

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INDONESIA, Sibolangit : In this photograph taken on April 16, 2014, a veterinary staff member of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme center conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Sibolangit district in northern Sumatra island. The orangutan was rescued by Indonesia’s ministry of forestry personnel and Orangutan Information Center on April 15, 2014 in nearby Langkat district in a small patch of forest and agricultural plantation. The center has cared for over 280 orangutans rescued from palm oil plantations, poachers and pet owners and over 200 have been reintroduced in the wilds. The critically-endangered primates population are dwindling rapidly due to poaching and rapid destruction of their forest habital that is being converted into palm oil plantation. AFP PHOTO / SUTANTA ADITYA

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INDONESIA, Sibolangit : In this photograph taken on April 16, 2014, a veterinary staff member of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme center conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Sibolangit district in northern Sumatra island. The orangutan was rescued by Indonesia’s ministry of forestry personnel and Orangutan Information Center on April 15, 2014 in nearby Langkat district in a small patch of forest and agricultural plantation. The center has cared for over 280 orangutans rescued from palm oil plantations, poachers and pet owners and over 200 have been reintroduced in the wilds. The critically-endangered primates population are dwindling rapidly due to poaching and rapid destruction of their forest habital that is being converted into palm oil plantation. AFP PHOTO / SUTANTA ADITYA

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Pedestrians on Main Street in Hartford fought to keep their umbrellas open and over the heads Tuesday. Rick Hartford photo.

Pedestrians on Main Street in Hartford fought to keep their umbrellas open and over the heads Tuesday. Rick Hartford photo.

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Hartford police estimated that 200,000 people cheered the UConn men and women’s basketball teams during a victory parade and rally Sunday for the dual NCAA champions. More Courant photos here.

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A firefighter calls out as flames engulf the third floor of an empty building in Hartford Thursday. Fire Chief Carlos Huertas credited firefighters for spraying neighboring buildings to keep the fire from spreading on a windy afternoon. “This could have been a lot worse,” he said. Rick Hartford photo.

A firefighter calls out as flames engulf the third floor of an empty building in Hartford Thursday. Fire Chief Carlos Huertas credited firefighters for spraying neighboring buildings to keep the fire from spreading on a windy afternoon. “This could have been a lot worse,” he said. Rick Hartford photo.

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Sports Illustrated cover starring UConn’s Shabazz Napier.

Sports Illustrated cover starring UConn’s Shabazz Napier.

(Source: doubleclutch)