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houstonchronicle.com — An evacuation of the 127 residents of the West Rest Haven Nursing Home just 400 yards away was already underway when the ammonium nitrate stored at West Fertilizer Co. exploded April 17, killing 14 people, injuring 200 and causing widespread devastation to the small Central Texas farming community.
houstonchronicle.com — According to an analysis of records kept with the Texas Department of State Health Services, the businesses that stock ammonium nitrate in significant amounts are scattered around the state, with the largest number - four facilities - located in Wise County, northwest of Dallas.
boston.com — The 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur had just pulled his new Mercedes to the curb on Brighton Avenue to answer a text when an old sedan swerved behind him, slamming on the brakes. A man in dark clothes got out and approached the passenger window. He rapped on the glass, speaking quickly.
chron.com — The concert, which starts at 3 p.m. at the Chinese Civic Center, 5905 Sovereign Drive, will feature 10 Chinese singers who are active in the community - five of whom had just won the local version of "The Voice" talent contest - and is sponsored by the Chinese Civic Center and Southern U.S.
shanghaiist.com — By Paul Chung Every year, TIME publishes a list of what it believes are the 100 most influential people across the world. Eight Chinese nationals and overseas Chinese made the final list in the recently published 2013 edition. The list is broken down into five categories: titans, pioneers, leaders, icons, and artists.
houstonchronicle.com — For years before an explosion destroyed the West Fertilizer Co. plant in the Central Texas town of West, neighbors had repeatedly called state authorities with complaints about leaks, the odor of ammonia and concerns about a nearby middle school and nursing home.
blog.chron.com — WACO(AP) - An explosion Wednesday night at a fertilizer plant near Waco sent flames shooting high into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin, causing major damage to nearby buildings and injuring numerous people. The blast at the plant in West, a community north of Waco, happened shortly before 8 p.m.
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