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What swims in rivers, rhymes with drought, and is dying in California?

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 16 hours 28 minutes ago
California’s ongoing megadrought has taken a lot of prisoners: organic dairy, almonds, and hell — half the country fled to Chipotle clutching their Xanax bottles when rumors circulated that the company could be ditching guac for good. (Avocados still aren’t doing too hot right now,...(more) 



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Teacher allegedly put autistic boy in trash can

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A Cobb County, Ga., special education teacher was charged with cruelty to children after allegedly putting a student with autism in a trash ...         



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Bringing phone reception to a remote mountain town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – in pictures

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 17 hours 28 minutes ago
With roads inaccessible, transporting a specially designed mobile phone mast to the remote town of Numbi, high in the the mountains of South Kivu, was an onerous task. Photojournalist Susan Schulman joined a team from an African communications company as they carried the mast’s heavy component...(more) 



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Nepali teen who saved 55 orphans from earthquake reunited with Australian host mother – video

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Nepali teenager Ishwor Ghimire is reunited with his host mother from Australia in Kathmandu as she arrives with medical supplies and shelter. The supplies are for the orphanage where 19-year-old Ghimire saved all 55 children when an earthquake hit on 25 April. He said: 'I was...(more) 



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11th Chicago cop to be ensnared in FBI tow truck probe gets year in prison

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A former veteran Chicago police officer was sentenced to a year in prison Wednesday in a scheme to extort tow truck drivers in return for steering business their way.  



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Why the Koch brothers’ war against clean energy is still failing

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For the past four years, a set of right-wing advocacy groups, largely funded by the Koch brothers and the fossil fuel industry, has been waging jihad on bipartisan government policies that support renewable energy. At the federal level this means the tax credits that have...(more) 



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World Briefing: Turkey: 5 Arrested Over Search of Syria-Bound Trucks

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 18 hours 28 minutes ago
Turkey arrested four prosecutors and a gendarme officer on Wednesday after they tried to search Syria-bound trucks that they suspected of illegally carrying arms for rebels fighting Syria’s government. 



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Elevated paths give San Francisco cyclists the high ground

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Pretty soon, bikers in San Francisco won’t just have the moral high ground over cars: They’ll literally ride on higher ground. The city plans to install new elevated bike lanes that will not only keep cyclists safe from speeding cars, but also give them a...(more) 



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Russian challenge to MH17 missile theory

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Russian challenge to MH17 air crash theory 



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Hiker's Facebook rant triggers anti-vandalism movement

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Dad, kids carving names in park railing spurs outrage through social media.         



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Autopsies: 2 of 3 N.C. Muslim students shot with gun held to heads

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A judge ruled in April that prosecutors can seek the death penalty against accused killer.          



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Accused bank robber posts video of crime on Instagram

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Dominyk Alfonseca says he didn't rob a bank in Virginia Beach. The teller just gave him money.          



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