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Natalie DuBose Photo: Robert Cohen/AP

Ferguson riots victim stunned by $200K donations in 24 hours

A crowdfunding campaign has helped raise thousands of dollars for Natalie DuBose after her shop was looted in the Ferguson riots

By Mark Molloy

4:44PM GMT 27 Nov 2014

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A shop owner whose business was vandalized in riot-hit Ferguson admits she is “overwhelmed” after receiving a flood of donations.

Natalie DuBose was pictured weeping outside her bakery shop as violence erupted in the Missouri city this week.

Kind-hearted strangers have donated more than $215,000 (£135,000) in just 24 hours to help the mother-of-two.

The windows of her business, Natalie’s Cake‘s & More, were smashed and equipment damaged by looters.

Ms DuBose initially hoped to raise $20,000 (13,000) through her #GoFundMe campaign to help pay for repairs to her shop, which only opened in June.

via Ferguson riots victim stunned by $200K donations in 24 hours – Telegraph.

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The Great Blue Norther (1911)

The central US is no stranger to sudden changes in weather, but the temperature fluctuations and weather phenomena that struck on November 11, 1911, were about as unusual as it gets. On that day, many cities experienced record high temperatures before the mercury plummeted to record lows. Springfield, Missouri, for example, was a balmy 80°F (27°C) before the cold front passing through the region brought it down to a frigid 13°F (-11°C). What else did the front bring with it? More…Discuss