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V.25 No.45 | 11/10/2016

The Daily Word in I still can't believe Donald Trump is going to be our next president

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Almost a week later and I'm still reeling from the election. Trying to find glimmers of hope wherever I can, like the fact that Trump has said he doesn't oppose same-sex marriage, and that he won't appoint Supreme Court judges with the goal of reversing that ruling. Of course, in the same breath he said that he opposes abortion rights. We've got a lot of work to do in the next four years, y'all.

As the election results rolled in, I felt particularly betrayed by one section of the population: the 52% of voting white women who voted for Trump. Why, despite the at times blatantly misogynistic rhetoric and the fervor to take away women's reproductive rights, do so many white women continue to support the GOP?

We know a lot about Trump's disrespect for women, but one thing we still don't know much about is his foreign policy. And that's really terrifying.

John Oliver dedicated the entire season finale of Last Week Tonight to the election. His overall message "Don't normalize Donald Trump."

For those of us who still believe in facts and still see global climate change as a real issue, be terrified by the fact that 2016 is set to be the warmest year on record.

Here's your only semi-positive story of the day. Tonight, hopeful stargazers will get to see the biggest and brightest supermoon since 1948.

V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016

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The Daily Word in child slavery, doping and voting

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Child slavery is still a major problem in the chocolate industry.

DO NOT attempt to make your dog or cat vegan or vegetarian.

The age to buy tobacco in Chicago will now be 21.

The world doesn't believe Trump can do it.

Read new secrets!

A nearly 100-million-year old bird wing has been found encased in amber.

President Obama is showing five things that are more difficult than registering to vote.

John Oliver tackled doping in his most recent episode.

Crime scene blood can now tell the age range of a person.

V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015

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The Daily Word in France responds to terrorist attacks, Holly Holm celebrates and Pastafarianism is a recognized religion

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French President Francois Hollande seeks to extend state of emergency to three months, claiming “France is at war” during an address to joint session of parliament.

France bombs Islamic State's capital in Syria in wake of Paris attacks on Friday.

John Oliver tells it like it is.

NM Islamic community leader speaks out against terrorist attacks.

If you've been living under a rock, New Mexico darling Holly Holm beat Ronda Rousey for the UFC Bantamweight title Saturday night.

SNL dares to tell the adventures of young Ben Carson.

Pastafarian woman allowed to wear pasta strainer on her head in her driver's license photo.

Tatooine irl.

V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015

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The Daily Word in dick pics, deadly ice cream, modern day Frankenstein and the Pillsbury Dough Boy

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89 year old Rudy Perez, the creator of the Pillsbury Doughboy, has died.

After much criticism over inaccuracies and lack of fact checking, Rolling Stone has retracted its story on the UVA rape case.

At the risk of stating the obvious, buying breast milk online is a bad idea.

In other creepy dairy news, Blue Bell may taste " just like the good old days," but the old fashioned ice-cream brand has been linked to three deaths in Kansas, and has been pulled from shelves.

John Oliver traveled to Russia for an in-person interview with Edward Snowden. During the interview, Snowden explains how the NSA monitors "sexting," and has probably seen pics of your genitals.

A statue of Snowden has been covertly and illegally erected in a war memorial in Brooklyn.

Here’s how to make a secret phone call.

An Italian neurosurgeon plans to successfully execute a human head transplant in the next two years, and already has a volunteer.

Your Roku box will now let you know when you can stream movies on the cheap.

Happy birthday, Merle Haggard! He turns 78 today.

Thanks to Carl Petersen for the links!

V.24 No.1 | 1/1/2015

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The Daily Word in baby names, ants, Cozy Powell, & werewolfism.

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Another plane is missing.

Lizard Squad claims an assist in the Sony hack.

Viewers are weary of Reality TV.

Three lefts make a right for ants.

Cosby hired detectives to dig up dirt on his accusers.

How do hand warmers heat up?

What are Albuquerque’s busiest intersections?

Downtown’s ice skating rink is open and tiny.

Liam and Mia were the most popular baby names in NM this year.

The Year In Review Facebook App wasn't such a good idea.

John Oliver tells us why New Year’s Eve sucks.

A cyclist is sueing the city over a pothole.

In Northern Ireland, a man was beaten to death with his own guitar on Christmas Eve.

A woman in California was recently reunited with her hotrod: a Mustang that was stolen 28 years ago.

Caution: these quotes may inspire spontaneous creativity.

The Seattle Times has accidentally gone back in time.

Meanwhile, it’s time to think about the future... the far future.

Late rock drummer Colin Flooks, aka Cozy Powell, was born on this day in 1947. He played with the likes of Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Jeff Beck. He would have been 67.

The President of Argentina is trying to curb werewolfism by adopting a seventh son and making him her Godson.

Iron Maiden's seventh album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, touches heavily on the theme of the paranormal, and features the song “The Clairvoyant."