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Yet another rumor of Bill Cosby’s demise spread across the Internet this week, but the 76-year-old comedian is very much alive. The latest rumor started Sunday on Facebook when a user set up an R.I.P. Bill Cosby page. The user said he wanted to make fun of people who get their news from social media. Cosby has been the victim of death hoaxes several times in the past.
Quote of note
"The system that the country invested in is absolutely paying off." - Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, talking about the levees and other protections in New Orleans that were implemented after Hurricane Katrina. The city has weathered Isaac – which was downgraded to a tropical storm Wednesday – well, and there are no reports of levee breaks. Flooding is hitting the area hard, however.
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