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California Bars Restaurants From Just Handing Out Straws

September 20, 2018 |

People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under a new law, the AP reports. The law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. It takes effect next…
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Netflix Just Picked Up a Huge New Series

September 20, 2018 |

Bodyguard premiered on BBC One recently to the highest launch numbers for any new drama on any UK channel in a decade—and Netflix just picked it up. The “terror thriller,” as Deadline describes it, is about a war veteran assigned to protect the home secretary in his role as…
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Dow Just Reached an All-Time High

September 20, 2018 |

The stock markets opened with a bang on Thursday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 reaching all-time highs. CNBC chalks up part of it to investor sentiment that the trade war between the US and China won’t be as bad as feared, despite the rhetoric between the two…
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Brad Pitt Just Got Sued Over His Effort to Help New Orleans

September 8, 2018 |

Brad Pitt earned a lot of admiration in New Orleans when his Make It Right Foundation began building affordable homes for residents in the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina. The goodwill might be gone. Two residents sued the foundation Friday, and the proposed class-action suit makes a simple claim:…
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Amazon Just Made a Big Move Against Project Runway

September 7, 2018 |

Project Runway may never look the same. Mainstays Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are leaving the show after 16 seasons to start a new fashion series for Amazon, reports USA Today . The format of the new series is still unclear, but viewers will apparently be able to buy clothes featured…
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Every Catholic Diocese in New York Just Got a Subpoena

September 7, 2018 |

Could the bombshell report about sexual abuse among Catholic priests in Pennsylvania lead to similar allegations in New York state? We’ll know soon enough. State Attorney General Barbara Underwood has issued subpoenas to all eight dioceses in the state for information on how they handled reports of sexual abuse over…
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Your credit score may have just gone up, but that doesn’t mean you can rest easy

September 4, 2018 |

First the good news: Your credit score may have just gone up. That’s because the big credit agencies have cleaned house a bit, removing outdated info that may have been weighing on your creditworthiness.

The bad news: You can’t rest easy. There’s still a better than fair chance you’ve got obsolete…


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Manafort Daughter Just Made a Move to Be Her ‘Own Person’

September 3, 2018 |

Bond. Jessica Bond. That will be the new official name for one of Paul Manafort’s adult daughters, who has decided to dump her father’s last name and default to her mother Kathleen’s maiden name instead. “I would like my new name to be Jessica Anne Bond, in place of my…
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Florida Gov’s Race Just Hit New Racist Low

September 2, 2018 |

Ron DeSantis swears he meant nothing racist by his “monkey this up” comment, but a new robocall in the Florida gubernatorial race definitely did: Set to the background of jungle music and screeching monkeys, the New York Times reports that the minute-long audio clip begins with a man saying, “I…
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