San Francisco refuses bioplastic straws

By next year at this time, all straws in SF will be made from paper, bamboo, wood, metal or fiber.
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Slightly disturbing typewriter auction photos on ebay

Here's just a few from my searches—in pursuit of the elusive red Canon Typemate—but there are many like them.
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Why are these butterflies drinking turtle tears? (Video)

The answer is pretty surprising.
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Son repeats agonizing line to mom suffering from memory loss: 'Your house burned down.'

For the last three weeks, Bruce Hirst has relived the sorrow of his mom’s home going up in flames — and watched as she remembers it, too.            [Author: Redding Record Searchlight]
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Paul Manafort trial, U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Madonna turns 60: 5 things to know Thursday

Paul Manafort's trial heads to jury, Madonna turns 60 and more things to start your day.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump pulls Brennan’s clearance, links move to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Later, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump drew a direct connection between the Russia investigation and his decision, citing Brennan as among those […]
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Bodies of missing mom, 2 daughters found in Colorado, authorities say; father arrested

Christopher Watts – who is accused of killing his pregnant wife and two children – appeared in court for the first time Thursday.            [Author: Fort Collins Coloradoan]
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People evacuated from rooftops after India floods kill 164

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescue workers use helicopters and boats to evacuate hundreds of people stranded on their home rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala where more than 160 people have died. With torrential rains stopping on Friday, thousands of rescuers worked quickly to shift the marooned people to 1,200 […]
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U.S. Threatens Further Sanctions Against Turkey Over Detained Pastor

Rising tensions between the two countries have caused Turkey's currency, the lira, to plunge by about a third of its value against the U.S. dollar since January, sparking fears of an economic crisis. (Image credit: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
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Mariners Game Day: Playoff push continues as M’s begin critical homestand vs. Dodgers

The Mariners begin a six-game homestand against the Dodgers and Astros 2.5 games back of the A's and 4.5 back of Houston. Wade LeBlanc gets the ball in the series opener.
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You won't believe this game-winning TD pass from a freshman game

Hendersonville freshman quarterback Luke Manning conjured up veteran magic on a game-winning touchdown pass in his team's season opener           
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Mexico’s AMLO says public should decide fate of new airport

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After vowing on the campaign trail to scrap an ambitious new airport being built for Mexico City, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that the fate of the $15.7 billion project should be decided by the nation’s people. Lopez Obrador, who is to take office Dec. 1, said at a […]
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Documents: Suspects in missing teacher’s death admit slaying

ATLANTA (AP) — New court documents suggest that within weeks of a south Georgia teacher’s 2005 disappearance, two of her ex-students told friends at a party they had killed her and burned her body. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Ryan Alexander Duke and Bo Dukes made the admission a month after Tara Grinstead was reported missing […]
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Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As temperatures topped 110 degrees last week outside a Latin American grocery store in Las Vegas, 19-year-old Diara Hernandez bounded up to customers, greeting them with a smile and a clipboard to ask in Spanish if they’re registered to vote — or can vote. Hernandez, a College of Southern Nevada political […]
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Libertarian icon Gary Johnson to speak on US Senate bid

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is expected to give details about why he’s jumping in a race to unseat New Mexico’s junior U.S. senator. Johnson, who served two terms as governor, is scheduled Thursday to speak to reporters in Albuquerque on his decision to join the race and how he […]
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Logging in Upper Skagit River watershed put on hold as Seattle has ‘grave concern’

Conservationists fear recent logging at the Canadian headwaters of the Skagit River, the premier salmon producer of Puget Sound, will open the door to mining down the road.
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Kurt Vile Parks For Free In 'Loading Zones'

In the video for his first solo song in three years, Kurt Vile avoids payment while running errands by hopping from loading zone to zone.(Image credit: Jo McCaughey/Courtesy of the artist)
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Lynda Barry's 'Writing the Unthinkable' lesson

TIL: the fabulous Lynda Barry teaches at the University of Wisconsin! In this lesson, called "Writing the Unthinkable," she shares a neat method to get started on a new piece. It begins by drawing a tight spiral as a meditation. "Once I start to draw this spiral, I'm starting to get in the mood to write some kind of story." (Wertzeen)
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Laser cutters and 3D printers revive century-old a magic lantern show of Erewhon at the Edinburgh Fringe James Coutts writes, "Indiana University Victorian Studies PhD candidate Mary Borgo Ton assembled an international group of artists/makers, a media archaeologist, laser cutters and 3D printers to create magic lantern slides that have not been made in 100 years for a show running in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe called Erewhon: "An antique magic lantern projector, an iPhone and a live musical score shine a new light on Samuel Butler’...
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Parents of LSU fraternity pledge sue after son’s death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The parents of a Louisiana State University freshman who died of alcohol intoxication after an alleged fraternity hazing ritual have filed a $25 million federal lawsuit against the university board, the fraternity and several fraternity members. Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver’s lawsuit on behalf of, Maxwell Gruver, of Roswell, Georgia, was […]
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Military reinvents the wheel with new shape-shifting combat vehicle

Check out these tech advancements that make US military vehicles look more like Transformers.            [Author: Buzz60]
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Ready For A Linguistic Controversy? Say 'Mhmm'

Mhmm is a small word that's often used unconsciously. But it can actually tell us a lot about language, bias, and the transatlantic slave trade.(Image credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Jury in Manafort trial asks U.S. judge about 'reasonable doubt'

The case is the first to go to trial stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, although the charges largely predate Manafort's five months working on Trump's campaign, including three as chairman. Before wrapping up their work for the day, the jurors asked U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis their first questions, including the definition of "reasonable doubt." In a criminal case the jury must find a defendant guilty "beyond a reasona...
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Colombia Health Official Gives Tips To Get Through A Heat Wave

The health secretary in Santa Marta said stay hydrated, wear loose clothing and no sex. The American Heart Association says sex doesn't strain the heart any more than walking up 2 flights of stairs.
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Stormy Daniels drops out of UK reality show at last minute

LONDON (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress and nemesis of U.S. President Donald Trump, has pulled out of a British reality-TV show at the last minute after a dispute with producers. Daniels was due to take part in “Celebrity Big Brother,” which locks contestants in a house under constant surveillance. But she failed […]
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Trump condemned by 12 former CIA chiefs over revocation of John Brennan's security clearance

Twelve former CIA chiefs have denounced Donald Trump's decision to revoke John Brennan's national security clearance, condemning the move as "an attempt to stifle free speech". The US president on Wednesday removed the ability for Mr Brennan – himself a former CIA director – to access sensitive government information, citing the Russia investigation as the reason behind the move. "We all agree that the president's action regarding John Brennan and the threats of similar action against other fo...
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Report: Massive fire tornado killed California firefighter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a firefighter who died while helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit (1,480 centigrade). The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says in a report that Redding firefighter Jeremy Stoke died […]
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Trump: "Maybe hate is what we need if we're going to get something done"

Here's a montage of Trump's hateful, racist remarks through out the years. "Maybe hate is what we need if we're going to get something done." "I have absolutely no compassion." "A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white." "If I were starting off today, I'd love to be a well educated black because I believe they really do have an actual advantage." And that's just in the first part of the video. Nothing new here, but still shocking that he sits in the White ...
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After 2 days of silence, Vatican condemns priest sex abuse as 'morally reprehensible'

The Vatican on Thursday condemned newly revealed sex abuses in the Catholic Church that raged for decades in six Pennsylvania dioceses as 'criminal and morally reprehensible.'            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Sponsored: Buyers drawn to active lifestyle at resort community

Within the Port Ludlow community are an 18-hole championship golf course, a 300-slip marina, more than 30 miles of maintained hiking and biking trails, and a waterfront restaurant and inn.
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