James J. Andrews’ audacious plan to cut off Confederate supply lines went off the rails just 18 miles from Chattanooga, their final destination, when the train they stole quite literally ran out of steam. After a failed attempt to burn a bridge to throw off their attackers, they ran out of wood and water to power the train’s boiler, causing him and his accompanying Union soldiers to try to escape on foot.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here