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2019 Performance Car of the Year - 2019 Corvette ZR1 Named Road & Track's PCOTY
There was no escaping the rain. It had followed us across Kentucky and Tennessee, three days and nights in a row, alternating between indifferent sprinkles and fervent cloudbursts, hiding treacherous pools of water around every corner, blowing leaves and branches across our path. via Pocket
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18 hours ago by cthorpe
Inside the Flat Earth Conference, Where the World’s Oldest Conspiracy Theory Is Hot Again
DENVER—“In five years, everyone will know the Earth is flat,” Scott Simons tells me as we wait in line for the second annual Flat Earth Conference. via Pocket
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This Man Will Eat Anything on Ice Cream Reddit Tells Him to - MUNCHIES
Eric is a man with iron tastebuds and a Ron Swanson-esque vibe, both of which he has successfully combined to great effect thanks to the peculiar fascinations and machinations of the internet. via Pocket
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2 days ago by cthorpe
Will Stanich's Ever Reopen? Why America's Best Burger Spot Closed Down - Thrillist
I n my office, I have a coffee mug from Stanich’s in Portland, Oregon. Under the restaurant name, it says “Great hamburgers since 1949. via Pocket
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3 days ago by cthorpe
Stan Lee's Legacy of Controversy, Lawsuits and Sexual Harassment Allegations Explained
Growing up, comics were my life. Once every couple of months we would take the bus for over an hour into the center of London where we'd enter the hallowed halls of the famous comic-book shop Forbidden Planet. via Pocket
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4 days ago by cthorpe
A Day in the Life of a Mountain-Bike Trail Builder | Outside Online
Clayton Woodruff, vice president of Progressive Trail Designs (PTD) in Bentonville, Arkansas, misses digging in the dirt. via Pocket
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5 days ago by cthorpe
Baraboo High Schoolers Photographed Doing Nazi Salute
A photo of a group of boys at their junior prom went viral on Monday, when it was posted to social media, and reposted by journalist Jules Suzdaltsev. via Pocket
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6 days ago by cthorpe
My Father's SOS—From the Middle of the Sea | Outside Online
My father’s e-mail didn’t make much sense, but he seemed to be saying that pirates had boarded his boat. “Being kidnappedby filmcompany Deep south blackcult took over steering,” it read. “Ship disabled.” He sent this to my mother, Martha Carr, at 4:30 a.m. via Pocket
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7 days ago by cthorpe
Eric Ripert and Sandra Zweig Remember Anthony Bourdain and Parts Unknown
The first time Eric Ripert met Anthony Bourdain, he had no idea he'd be on camera. This was back in 2000, when Bourdain's breakthrough memoir Kitchen Confidential was rattling the culinary world and beyond. via Pocket
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8 days ago by cthorpe
This Close-Up Shot Of Jupiter's Storms Is Simply Breathtaking - Digg
This stunning image of enormous, swirling clouds on Jupiter was taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its 16th close flyby of our galaxy's largest planet. via Pocket
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10 days ago by cthorpe
Where Your Wool Comes From | Outside Online
There’s a decent chance that the wool in your outdoor gear came from these animals: the sheep from S. Martinez Livestock, near Mabton, Washington. It’s the last large-scale sheep-herding operation on the state’s public forestland. via Pocket
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11 days ago by cthorpe
Florida Amendment 4 results: ex-felon voting rights restored via ballot initiative - Vox
Florida voters during Tuesday’s midterm elections approved Amendment 4, automatically restoring voting rights in the state for people previously convicted of felonies. via Pocket
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12 days ago by cthorpe
The Stranger in the Shelter | Outside Online
Three people met in the Georgia woods. They were two young men and a girl not yet 18. They were a drifter and a pair who barely knew each other. They were, all three, green to the outdoors, new to the dragon-backed highlands near the southern end of the Appalachian Trail. via Pocket
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13 days ago by cthorpe
Merch by Amazon, Teespring Are Fueling Passive Income | Money
Nearly every night after dinner for eight straight months, Glen Zubia brewed a cup of coffee, turned on heavy metal music, and made T-shirts. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays he designed in Adobe Illustrator. via Pocket
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14 days ago by cthorpe
Fox News Is Poisoning America. Shun Murdoch and His Heirs.
In the early 1990s, some of the smartest people resisting Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic worked out of a chaotic office in the center of Belgrade. via Pocket
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15 days ago by cthorpe
Kehinde Wiley on Painting Obama and Making It As an Artist - The Atlantic
By age 12, Kehinde Wiley had a reputation in his Los Angeles neighborhood for being a talented artist. via Pocket
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15 days ago by cthorpe
Murder on the Prairies: Fire, lies and a missing deer head - The Globe and Mail
Off Range Road 132 in central Alberta, a broad driveway leads past an edge of trees into a yard, where once there stood a modest white house and a tidy farm. On the morning of Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, the house off the highway was quiet and dark. via Pocket
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16 days ago by cthorpe
The Problem with Sexual Education in the United States - America's Sex Ed Crisis
News flash: Pretty much everyone has sex before marriage (95 percent of Americans, to be exact). Yet lots of high school teens are being taught to wait (they won’t) without being told how to use birth control or lower their risk of getting STIs. via Pocket
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17 days ago by cthorpe
Down caret
Being petty can feel good. While we often shoot for grandeur, we frequently land at petty—an offshoot of the French word petit, to be specific. Petty has been a belittling word; calling someone petty would historically have been a derogatory statement. via Pocket
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18 days ago by cthorpe
Guy Sleds Down A 400-Sand Dune And Goes... So Fast, Holy Crap - Digg
​These sand dunes make for a great natural slide. via Pocket
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22 days ago by cthorpe
Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: 11 killed and suspect taken into custody | US news | The Guardian
Local media reported that at least four people were dead after a man opened fire at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The CBS affiliate KDKA reported that police had exchanged shots with a gunman and people barricaded inside had made calls out. via Pocket
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23 days ago by cthorpe
Here's A Perfect, 8-Second Internet Video - Digg
​We hope to find something we're as excited about as Stella the dog is about this pile of leaves:[H/T Twitter] via Pocket
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24 days ago by cthorpe
Hurricanes destroy beachside homes, but not this one | Popular Science
On October 10, Hurricane Michael spun Category 4 winds around the upper reaches of the Sunshine State. With sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, the tempest was the strongest to ever hit the Florida Panhandle—and the fourth worst to make landfall in the lower United States. via Pocket
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25 days ago by cthorpe
The One Place in the US Google Earth Stopped Mapping - Motherboard
On Thursday, Brendan Byrne and Dhruv Mehrotra are hosting INTERNAL USE ONLY in Brooklyn, where they will be displaying the satellite image they bought, as well as artwork by Sebastrian Gladstone. via Pocket
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26 days ago by cthorpe
iPhones are hard to use ¶ Personal Weblog of Joe Clark, Toronto
On two occasions on the same bus route, I couldn’t stand to watch late-middle-aged persons (eyeglasses perched on forehead in one case) struggle to read their iPhones. I took hold of their phones for a moment each (I got permission) and brought up the well-hidden screen for text-size selection. via Pocket
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27 days ago by cthorpe
CFL Cornerback Taunts Receiver, Promptly Gets Destroyed - Digg
​And we're not talking the metaphorical "the receiver burned him and made the catch" kind of "destroyed. via Pocket
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28 days ago by cthorpe
Mount Athos, a Male-Only Holy Retreat, Is Ruffled by Tourists and Russia - The New York Times
MOUNT ATHOS, Greece — The skulls, lined up five deep on wooden shelves, date back hundreds of years, with the names of the more recently deceased scratched onto their foreheads — Monk Theolothelis, 91, 26-6-1986, or Monk Kyprianos, 100, 14-8-87. via Pocket
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29 days ago by cthorpe
The 2018 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Awards Are Here, And They're Stunning - Digg
The world's most esteemed animal photo contest, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, is back for its 53rd installment, and wow, the entries are something special. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by cthorpe
Why the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics Has Many Problems | Quanta Magazine
It is the most extraordinary, alluring and thought-provoking of all the ways in which quantum mechanics has been interpreted. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by cthorpe
The New American Songbook: The oldies of the future.
What makes a song last? The history of popular music tells us that many masterpieces of songcraft—and even the most world-conquering smashes—are quickly forgotten. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by cthorpe
Here's Fresh Evidence Student Loans Are a Massive, Generational Scam - VICE
Over the centuries, America has bestowed generous, state-sponsored privileges upon select classes of its citizens. Veterans and old people get free socialized healthcare—and, for the most part, they love it. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by cthorpe
The NBA Is Fake Woke
It was a small imposition of authority by the NBA in the grand scheme of things, but a revealing one. Over the summer, J.R. Smith, the oft-shirtless Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard, added a brand new tattoo to some of the few square inches of canvas available on his person. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by cthorpe
How Manhattan Became a Rich Ghost Town - CityLab
New York’s empty storefronts are a dark omen for the future of cities. These days, walking through parts of Manhattan feels like occupying two worlds at the same time. In a theoretical universe, you are standing in the nation’s capital of business, commerce, and culture. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
This Lacrosse Team Pulled Off A Trick Move To Score A Really Cool Goal - Digg
​The opposing team is led to believe the ball is passed, when it isn't. In the meantime, the player who orchestrated the play launches it straight into the goal. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
Members Of A Far-Right Men’s Group Violently Beat Up Protesters And Weren’t Arrested. New York Police Won’t Say Why.
The New York Police Department ignored multiple emails from BuzzFeed News asking why Proud Boys members were not arrested for the violent assault, while protesters were arrested for assaulting an attendee. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
Construction Worker Decides To Knock Down Concrete Railing With A Forklift, Things Go As Badly As You'd Think - Digg
We're trying to figure out how exactly they thought this would work, and we're coming up empty, because what ends up happening was obviously always going to happen:[Via Reddit] ​ via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
How a Salvador Dalí Painting Was Stolen From Rikers Island Prison
On February 26, 1965, Salvador Dalí woke up with a temperature of 101 and realized his day wasn’t going to go as planned. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
How to talk to boys about sexual assault, teaching respect for women.
As a woman and a mother, I’ve experienced the past few weeks on a handful of levels. I’ve been reminded of the dark experiences of my youth—even those of us who were never raped or assaulted still remember close calls or unpleasant encounters. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
This Is The Best Penalty Kick — Ever - Digg
​Everything about this penalty, scored by a player for Rubin Khazan in Russia's National Student League, is perfect. The power, the placement and holy moly, the backflip:It will never be topped. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say - The Washington Post
The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take “unprecedented” actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the top scientific body studying climate change. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov devolved into chaos after their UFC 229 fight - SBNation.com
Khabib Nurmagomedov viciously choked out Conor McGregor in the third round to cap off UFC 229 on Saturday night, and his third-round submission of the trash-talking Irishman leaped over the octagon and spilled wine into the crowd well after the fight was over. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
Brett Kavanaugh Narrowly Confirmed in Historic, Controversial Vote – Rolling Stone
WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday by a vote of 50 to 48, bringing to a close one of the ugliest and most polarizing Supreme Court nomination battles in modern American history, one that might galvanize women and Democratic voters in November. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
“He Actually Believes He Is Khalid”: The Amazing 30-Year Odyssey of a Counterfeit Saudi Prince | Vanity Fair
“My name is Khalid,” he tells me, and I want to believe him. After all, he has traveled the world as royalty—the son of the king of Saudi Arabia, no less. Leading international investors know him as His Royal Highness Khalid bin al-Saud. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
Neanderthals and Other Early Humans: A New Way to Find Bones - The Atlantic
In 2014, two archaeologists, Katerina Douka and Tom Higham, paid a visit to Denisova Cave—a site high up in Siberia’s Altai Mountains that has become something of a magnet for scientists interested in humanity’s past. A decade ago, researchers found a pinky bone in the cave. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
This Air Traffic Controller Died After Guiding A Plane To Safety During The Earthquake In Indonesia
"During the last phase of my takeoff, he was still on that tower waiting for me to go up," the pilot of the plane told BuzzFeed News. "That's why I call him my guardian angel. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
She Paid A Lawyer Thousands Of Dollars To Apply For A Green Card. She Got A Deportation Order Instead.
Edith Duran had always wanted to come to the US. At 17, she got a tourist visa and traveled from her hometown, Zacapa, Guatemala, to New York City. She was excited to see the things she’d only known through movies, like the World Trade Center and snowflakes. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by cthorpe
Elon Musk forced to step down as chairman of Tesla, remains CEO - The Verge
Elon Musk has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the charges filed earlier this week over his abandoned attempt to take Tesla private. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by cthorpe
Someone Mashed Up Brett Kavanaugh's Testimony With The Hamburger Scene From 'Pulp Fiction' And It's Perfect - Digg
​Did you wish you could make Brett Kavanaugh shut up and show some respect during Thursday's Senate hearing? Let Samuel L. Jackson do it for you. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by cthorpe
Japan Lands The First-Ever Rover On An Asteroid, Captures Footage From The Surface - Digg
After a three-and-a-half year journey through space, Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft released its MINERVA-II1 rovers, Rover-1A and Rover-1B. The twin robots successfully descended onto the Rgyugu asteroid, making them the world's first rovers to land on the surface of an asteroid. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by cthorpe
The Next Level of Commitment: Revealing our Money Secrets
“Should we tell each other how much we make?” I asked Peter, trying to sound casual while in bed enjoying post-coital ice cream. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by cthorpe
This Ultimate Frisbee Highlight Is Unbelievable - Digg
​We don't normally bring you ultimate frisbee highlights, so you know when we post one that it's going to be something special. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by cthorpe
7-Year-Old Sings National Anthem At MLS Game, And Holy Moly This Is Something Else - Digg
​The LA Galaxy beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Sunday night, but the real highlight came before the game started, when 7-year-old Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja demolished the national anthem:Dang. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
Alyssa Milano: Why I didn’t report - Vox
The courage of survivors will always be stronger than Donald Trump’s hate. The lives of survivors will always be more important than Brett Kavanaugh’s career. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
Pickup Artists Are Still A Thing. And They Want You To Know They’ve Evolved.
In 2005, Neil Strauss’s The Game changed how we date. Now Mystery, the pickup artist featured in the book, is trying to disassociate from the toxic effects of the industry he helped launch. For more on the “manosphere,” watch the new BuzzFeed News series Follow This on Netflix. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
The Strange Tale of the Most Obscure Joke a 90s Cartoon Ever Made – VRV Blog
Every generation is defined in a large part by the cartoons on the air when they were young. For many of us in our 20s and 30s, that consisted of Kids’ WB fare—specifically Animaniacs and its skit-turned-spinoff, Pinky and the Brain. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
A Good Man, and Thorough: The Genius of ‘The Big Lebowski’ - The Ringer
In the published screenplay for The Big Lebowski, a character named “The Dude” is introduced in the stage directions as “a man in whom casualness runs deep.” Of all the Coens’ movies, The Big Lebowski is, at least on the surface, the most ambling and aimless. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post
From the 16th century to the 19th, scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
Henry – Rob Delaney – Medium
Note: I wrote all of this except the last paragraph in April or May of 2017. I changed names as well, except for Henry’s. I’m on the bus to go see my son Henry at the hospital. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
Soon-Yi Previn on Mia Farrow and Woody Allen
Once, she was seen as a victim, her youth and relative innocence taken advantage of by a powerful, much older man who sucked her into his vortex. Or, alternately, she was a Lolita, a seductress who wittingly betrayed the Mother Teresa–like figure who’d saved her from life in an orphanage. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by cthorpe
100% renewable energy: the public wants it, and quick - Vox
Renewable energy is hot. It has incredible momentum, not only in terms of deployment and costs but in terms of public opinion and cultural cachet. To put it simply: Everyone loves renewable energy. It’s cleaner, it’s high-tech, it’s new jobs, it’s the future. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by cthorpe
Peter Donat Dead: ‘X-Files’ Actor Was 90 – Variety
Peter Donat, who played Agent Fox Mulder’s father on “The X-Files” and acted in two Francis Ford Coppola films, died Monday at his home in Point Reyes, Calif. He was 90. His wife, Maria, told the New York Times the cause was complications of diabetes. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by cthorpe
Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Pleaded Guilty And Will Cooperate With Mueller's Office
Manafort's second trial was scheduled to start Sept. 17. Last month, a federal jury in Virginia found him guilty of eight criminal counts and hung on the rest of the charges. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by cthorpe
Disaster in the Alps | Outside Online
At 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018, a group of ten skiers set out from a secluded mountain hut more than 9,000 feet up in the Swiss Alps. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by cthorpe
This Is One Of The Smartest High School Football Plays We've Seen In A While - Digg
And yes, people might say that the quarterback was just past the line of scrimmage and therefore the touchdown should have been called back. But you know what? We deserve this good thing. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by cthorpe
Donald Trump Is So Pumped For 9/11 - Digg
Today is the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, an occasion of sadness for most Americans — but not for President Donald Trump. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by cthorpe
US Open 2018: Serena Williams' claims of sexism backed by WTA - BBC Sport
Serena Williams' claims of sexism in the US Open final have been backed by the governing body of women's tennis. WTA chief executive Steve Simon said the umpire showed Williams a different level of tolerance over Saturday's outbursts than if she had been a man. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by cthorpe
Serena Williams Penalized for Showing Rage at U.S. Open
I don’t care much about the rules of tennis that Serena Williams was accused of violating at Saturday night’s U.S. Open final. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by cthorpe
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If you’ve ever had a thirst and set out to quench it at a fine (or less than fine) drinking establishment, you’ve likely had a thing for a bartender, or at least found yourself in the company of some drunk idiot sweating over the person behind the stick. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by cthorpe
India: gay sex decriminalized by top court in landmark ruling - CNN
New Delhi (CNN)India's Supreme Court is expected to rule on a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual gay sex Thursday, potentially overturning more than 150-years of anti-LGBT legislation. CNN's Swati Gupta contributed to this report. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by cthorpe
Nike Released An Ad Campaign With Colin Kaepernick, So Of Course People On The Internet Are Destroying Their Nike Gear - Digg
Given the intense debate surrounding Kaepernick's protests and his exclusion from the league, it should come as no surprise that many people are not pleased with Nike. However, many of those same people find themselves in a bind: they own Nike products, and that cannot stand. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by cthorpe
Brazil's national museum hit by huge fire - BBC News
Most of the 20 million items it contained, including the oldest human remains discovered in the Americas, are believed to have been destroyed. Firefighters are working to put out the blaze. No injuries have been reported. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by cthorpe
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