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Merriam-Webster to Change Definition of 'Racism' After Request by Missouri Woman

Kennedy Mitchum says internet trolls were copy-and-pasting the definition of racism to try and prove she didn’t understand the word. But soon that definition will change.
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Starbucks Reverses Course, Will Let Employees Wear Black Lives Matter Apparel

Starbucks on Friday said it would allow baristas to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts and accessories, amid growing backlash over an internal bulletin that said letting employees do so would violate company policy.
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Amazon Announces One-Year Ban on Police Using Its Facial Recognition Software

Amazon announced that it is banning police from using its facial recognition software for a year as pressure on companies mounts following the murder of George Floyd in police custody. Read more now.
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‘Thrill of the Chase’: Treasure Worth Over $1 Million Discovered in Rocky Mountains After 10-Year Search

An anonymous treasure hunter, a decade-long search, and a chest full of gold. What may sound like a 19th-century adventure story is actually a modern tale of two eccentric hobbyists: one, a treasure hunter, and the other, a treasure hider.
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Man Breaks Into Bank, Tells Police He Was Just Trying to Heat Up His Hot Pockets

Police in San Diego responded to a call Wednesday morning about a man breaking into a nearby Chollas View bank, where they found the man microwaving a Hot Pocket.
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Woman in Viral Central Park Video Fired by Employer: 'We Do Not Tolerate Racism of Any Kind'

A video of a white woman went viral after she threatened to call the police and accused a black man of threatening her and her dog in Central Park.
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Researchers Detect Mysterious 'Radio Bursts' in Space That Repeat Every 16 Days

A mysterious radio signal that occurs at fixed intervals has been detected in outer space. Researchers discovered a series of "fast radio bursts," brief pulses of radio waves, that occurred in a fixed pattern every 16.35 days, reports CNN . During each interval, the burst would be detected about...
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Siba the Poodle Fetches Top Prize at Westminster Dog Show

This is paws-itively adorable. The 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show named its newest Best in Show. Siba, a standard poodle, took home the prize. While Daniel the golden retriever was a clear fan favorite at the Madison Square Garden, Siba managed to fetch the top honor at the Tuesday night...
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Taco Bell Apologizes for Controversial Storefront Sign

Taco Bell is issuing an apology after a controversial sign. Yahoo ! reported that a customer saw a sign calling out employees who were late for work. The message was discovered at a restaurant located in Fairlawn, Ohio. A picture of the controversial sign was posted on Facebook by Paula Duhon Boss...
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The Reason So Many Young People Are Putting Off Marriage

Why are so many young Americans putting off marriage? According to research, 37% of young adults are postponing the milestone because they’re in debt. The poll, conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Laurel Road, sought to gain insight into the relationship dynamics and financial habits of 1,000...
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