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The Daily Word in criminalizing teens, armed white men in Ferguson and a woman strolling across the surface of Mars

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 11 2015 12:10 PM ]
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The EPA is taking full responsibility for the Animas River spill, which will likely have longterm consequences for the environment.

Albuquerque teens are opposing a proposed curfew, saying such a law would criminalize being a teenager.

An armed group called "The Oath Keepers" has arrived in Ferguson, MO.

Investigators in Ukraine think they have found pieces of a missile that brought down Flight MH17.

Google is now owned by a company named "Alphabet".

One of the images captured by the Curiosity Rover appears to show a woman walking across the surface of Mars.

Archeologists think they have solved the mystery of the 16th century colonists who vanished from Roanoke.

The paper lobby is losing yet another fight to keep the US Government using paper rather than digital communications and record keeping.

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The Chirp of the Cicada

Chicharra at Sister

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Aug 10 2015 3:00 PM ]
"Insect glam metal" group Chicharra plays a show at sister, along with Circuit Des Yeux and Marisa Anderson.
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The Daily Word in space lettuce, Sex Ed. and Vegemite moonshine

By Constance Moss [ Mon Aug 10 2015 2:40 PM ]
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Ferguson protests marking the one year anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting resulted in 3 more shootings .

The land down under is dealing with major Vegemite-related issues.

In local news, the EPA spill of yellow mining sludge is far worse than originally thought.

A knife attack at an Ikea in Sweden has left two people dead.

Alaskan neighborhoods are among the most racially diverse in the country.

Lettuce is being grown in space.

The Legionnaire's outbreak has killed a dozen people in New York.

Butterflies in England are facing extinction.

John Oliver gives us a Sex Ed. lesson.

Was Shakespeare a stoner?

The Perseid meteor shower is not to be missed!

Thanks to Desiree Garcia for the links!

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Pleasing the Pecker

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Aug 10 2015 1:00 PM ]
Class covers male sexual response, anatomy, techniques and toys that penises love, and how to give effective penis stimulation.
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The Daily Word in cheese abuse, the resurrection of hitchBOT and the distortion of time

By Constance Moss [ Fri Aug 7 2015 12:36 PM ]
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Shoppers suffered injuries and a Walmart sustained damage in Alabama during a major storm and possible tornado.

The color chartreuse is actually named after the liqueur, made by Carthusian Monks since the mid 1700s. They named the liqueur after their monastery located in the Chartreuse Mountains.

This is what Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson looked like in High School.

John McAfee of antivirus software fame was arrested and charged with a DUI in Tennessee. He was armed and super high. Check out his mug shot!

Russia is committing violet crimes against cheese.

North Korea is creating its own time zone, proving that time is, indeed, non linear.

See where algebra was invented.

Been meaning to do some shopping? Take advantage of a tax-free weekend throughout the state, beginning today!

The robot that successfully hitchhiked across Europe and Canada is being rebuilt after it was "murdered" in Philly.

Oliver Hardy of the comedy duo Laurel & Hardy died on this date back in 1957.

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The Daily Word in nuclear weapons, airplane wreckage and JonBenet Ramsey

By Constance Moss [ Thu Aug 6 2015 2:12 PM ]
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As Japan marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, the Mayor calls to end nuclear weapons globally.

The Netflix Corporation is offering unlimited maternity and paternity leave for its employees.

Seat cushions and windows from Malaysia flight MH370 have begun washing ashore.

The U.S. Coast Guard just discovered a vessel with 6 tons of cocaine, making this one of the largest cocaine busts in history.

Wanna see something gross? Watch these bed bugs bite a researcher's arm.

Jon Stewart leaves the Daily Show this week after 16 years.

An investigative piece by the New Yorker about TMZ is making Harvey Levin uncomfortable.

We're overdue for a list. Here are the top ten metal songs about the apocalypse.

JonBenet Ramsey was born on this date in 1990. She would have turned 25 today.

Elliot Smith was born on this date in 1969. He would have been 46 today.

Thanks to Mark Lopez, Carl Petersen and John Hankinson for the links!

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An Artful Procession

A few art happenings around town

By Mark Lopez [ Wed Aug 5 2015 2:00 PM ]
A minor glimpse at the many artful events happening in the Duke City.
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The Daily Word: The Science of Ghosts

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Aug 5 2015 12:42 PM ]
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Breaking Bell.

Kindersquatting.

South Africa’s own L. Ron Hubbard.

Infinite Jest.

!deas ( a.k.a, The exercise that makes Typography 101 less boring).

Holy Post-Its, Batman!

A new Solar System.

Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Hitchhiking robot.

The Science of Ghosts.

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The Daily Word in the James Boyd case, Royal Trux and Lenny Kravitz's trillion dollar F-35 exposed

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 4 2015 11:59 AM ]
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A new series about being a guard at New Mexico's State Penitentiary airs on Thursday.

It's day two of the preliminary hearing in the James Boyd case.

Recent violence involving teens has spurred New Mexico lawmakers to try and impose a curfew —something that was previously found unconstitutional on the city government-level.

Franklin County Sheriff's department in Kentucky is offering assistance to drug dealers by suggesting dealers "turn in their competition".

Lenny Kravitz suffered a wardrobe malfunction that exposed little Lenny.

Royal Trux is going to reunite for a nod-off (HA, auto-correct!) erm, that is, a one-off concert appearance.

North America's only native caffeinated plant is seeing a rise in popularity.

"The world's most expensive weapons program in human history" is flight-ready.

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The Daily Word in Star Wars, exploding churches and crapping on the green

By Desiree Garcia & Constance Moss [ Mon Aug 3 2015 1:00 PM ]
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Glaciers are melting faster than they ever have before.

Three new super-Earths discovered.

Ever seen a guy surf a wave on a dirt bike? Here you go!

Churches are exploding in Las Cruces.

Drinking too many margaritas in the sun can lead to phytophotodermatitis.

Washington D.C. is sinking into the ocean.

Brighten your day with these Werner Herzog inspirational posters!

For over a decade, a mystery man has been crapping in the holes of a Norway golf club.

Mark Hamill will do more than just sign your Star Wars card.

Thanks to Geoff Plant and Carl Petersen for the links!

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