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V.25 No.48 | 12/01/2016

The Daily Word in Victory at Standing Rock, Fire in Oakland, and the Cost of Protecting Donald Trump

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In a historic decision, the Army Corps of Engineers prevented further construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sunday afternoon. The Corps denied the pipeline a legal easement required to drill under the Missouri River, saying that an environment impact assessment was needed before the Energy Transfer Partners could put an oil pipeline beneath the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's only source of drinking water. Finally, something to celebrate. (Not that Trump couldn't legally reverse this decision once he's in office.)

President-Elect Trump has tapped Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. This despite the fact that Carson said he would not seek a cabinet position, since he has literally no government experience. So, you know. I'm sure that'll pan out well.

Tragedy in Oakland–my old home–on Friday night, when the Ghost Ship warehouse-turned-art-space burned down during a dance party. At least 36 people are confirmed dead.

The murder trial for the police shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man, is still deadlocked. Michael Slager, the police officer on trial, was recorded laughing immediately after he shot the man, who was running away from him.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has asked the federal government for $35 million to cover the cost of protecting Donald Trump and his family until inauguration day.

V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016

The Daily Word in Gabby Douglas, Milwaukee protests, and flooding in Louisiana

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After days of fighting, the Taliban has taken a district in the northern Baghalan province of Afghanistan. The importance of Baghalan province is that the main highway linking nine other districts passes through it. Which means that if the Taliban takes over neighboring districts, they will have complete control over travel into and out of those nine districts.

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas has been the target of severe social media and press attacks the last few days. She's being criticized for not putting her hand over her heart during the national anthem, and for not having straight enough hair. Y'all. We're better than this.

Protests began in Milwaukee on Saturday, just a few hours after police shot and killed Sylville Smith, a 23-year-old Black man, who was apparently armed and running away from police. The protests continued into the early hours of Monday morning, with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker declaring a state of emergency and calling in the National Guard on Sunday. Some protestors claim that Smith was shot in the back while running away, which police deny happened. It would all be a lot clearer if the police would just release the body camera footage...

Days of heavy rain have flooded Southern Louisiana, wreaking homes and submerging roads and highways. Five have died, and 20,000 have had to be rescued. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has called it an "historic, unprecedented flooding event."

Chinese diver He Zi won a silver medal on Sunday, and got another surprise: as she was standing on the medal podium, her boyfriend of six years, fellow diver Qin Kai, pulled out a ring and proposed. The photo pretty much says everything you need to know about this. Love is cool.

V.23 No.11 |

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The Daily Word in one-star reviews, Christopher Walken's spectacular dancing and strange plumes in the New Mexico sky

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It's Wednesday morning,

and a strange plume flashed across radar near the Trinity nuclear test site and nobody knows what it means,

APD will soon elaborate on how their use of "less than lethal force" still managed to kill a man in the Sandia foothills,

Assistant city attorney Greg Wheeler advises that you not pay parking tickets issued by private parking lots, while private parking lot owners advise that you not listen to Greg Wheeler,

Albuquerque's own Supper Truck is getting national attention for responding to a negative review in an adorable way

San Francisco has rounded up a crack troop of firefighting goats,

and Christopher Walken just keeps dancing and dancing.

V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014

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The Daily Word in St. Patrick’s Day, your weird brain and another police shooting.

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Obama has sanctions for Russia.

George Michael gave up sucking on pot pipes.

IOS 7.1 has problems.

Rest in peace, David Brenner.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Let’s turn the river green.

Let’s try to have an ASMR episode today.

Don’t forget to remember to forget.

What puts the fire in the firefly?

Police shot a guy in the foothills.

It’s illegal to sleep in your car and to drive in your bed.

Happy birthday, Kurt Russell.

V.21 No.28 |

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The Daily Word in bubonic plague, human trafficking, deadly shootout, flesh-eating bacteria

What a terrible Monday

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Couple from Santa Fe are writing a book about surviving the bubonic plague after a visit to New York. Apparently though, cases still pop up in New Mexico.

Heavy rains leave at least 28 dead on island in southern Japan.

Let the FBI know if you have any information that could help solve an armored van murder from 1994.

Albuquerque police arrest two people in human trafficking case.

Mom infected with flesh-eating bacteria seems to be on good road to recovery.

Violent police standoff in northern New Mexico leaves one man dead.

This Monday just keeps getting worse and worse: Gemini the two-faced kitten died.

Budget cuts in Oregon prison mean nearly 100 released inmates.

Everybody wants Jeremy Lin, but not everybody can afford him.

One does not simply cut off the power to Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen's microphones just as they are about to start a duet.

10 extremely absurd lawsuits.

Breaking Bad back for 5th (and final) season.

Rocking chair bed.

V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012

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The Daily Word in equestrian milkshakes, copulating crabs, inebriated apes

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Grand jury clears cop who fatally shot a man. Historically, it’s not surprising.

Kentucky Derby winner’s owner has been accused of drugging his horses.

Trash on your sidewalk?

Jon Stewart on the Prez’ gay marriage stance.

The guy who was accused of shooting a speeding-ticket van in Santa Fe got released.

Wi-Fi disabling wallpaper.

Further proof on why Florida sucks.

And why Texas also sucks.

And why Germany doesn’t.

It’s horseshoe crab orgy season!

Pescatarian pink slime.

South African apes like getting hammered and messing with stupid tourists.

This 70-year-old who claims to be a virgin is awesome, and also batshit crazy.

Robutts.

Beastie Boys “Chappelle Show” video you probably haven’t seen.

V.20 No.18 |

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The Daily Word: Enhanced Pat Downs, Neo-Nazis, Burger of the Future

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APS releases next year's budget, plans on cutting more than 400 jobs.

The man killed by APD yesterday was armed with a plastic kitchen spoon.

President Obama still enjoying the post-bin Laden assassination popularity boost.

Eight-month-old gets an enhanced pat-down at Kansas City airport.

Donald Trump doesn't know what the 13 stripes represent on the American flag.

Interesting visualization of the spread of Osama bin Laden death news thru twitter.

Ten-year-old kills his neo-nazi father.

Because sometimes it's better when your favorite TV show gets cancelled.

History of people who use the internet to convince others to commit suicide.

The truth about Groupon.

Let your kids eat some junk food already!

Man found living on roof of a Georgia Waffle House.

Read all about the Old Man of the Lake.

The most hipster state in the US is …

Are you fat enough for the new Triple Double Oreo?

Bristol Palin had surgery that gave her a new chin, but don't worry, it was for medical reasons.

Saddest mugshot ever.

Social networking cigarettes.

Slow motion video of some dudes playing with a six foot water balloon.

Equisetum is the oldest genus of land plant, over 100 million years old.

Soul Caliber 5 is coming next year.

The validity of the legal advice from Jay-Z's 99 Problems.

New retro-cartoon channel to launch 'soon.'

The burger of the future.

Who watches the Watchponies?

Happy Birthday Jeffrey Donovan!!!