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Snowy Owl Invasion Puzzles Scientists, Dazzles Enthusiasts

Snowy Owl Invasion Puzzles Scientists, Dazzles Enthusiasts | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Scientists aren't sure why snowy owls, who spent much of their lives around the Arctic Circle, have arrived in such large numbers in the Northeast U.S.
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Only time I ever saw one was in Rye, NH, almost 30 years ago.

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The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Jia Tolentino on how the gig economy, exemplified by startups like Lyft and Fiverr, has further normalized very low pay with no insurance or benefits.
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Brave New World.
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Report: Trump's lead lawyer, John Dowd, for federal Russia probe resigns

Report: Trump's lead lawyer, John Dowd, for federal Russia probe resigns | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
John Dowd stepped down after concluding Trump was increasingly ignoring his advice, one of the people said, according to the Times.
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Roy Cohn tactics win out, but for how long?
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Donald Trump Jr.'s wife, Vanessa Trump, has filed for divorce

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife, Vanessa Trump, has filed for divorce | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Friends told the Post that the pair, who married in 2005 and have five children together, have been living largely separate lives. 
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Just like Dad...
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Denali National Park plans to adjust poop haul-out rules

Denali National Park plans to adjust poop haul-out rules | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Alaska's Denali National Park plans to toughen poop hauling requirements for climbers on the popular West Buttress route up North America’s tallest peak. The rules are based on research that
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The poo crevasse is not behaving!
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Angry Vegan Calls Out Radio Show Host For Eating A Ham Sandwich During Interview

Angry Vegan Calls Out Radio Show Host For Eating A Ham Sandwich During Interview | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The radio show host had animal right's activist and vegan Joey Carbstrong on as a guest, and he instantly noticed Vine's ham and cheese sandwich sitting on the table. It didn't go over well. Listen the audio of the spat here.
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What's it all come to? Just today I was watching This Old House and at the end of a job, the plumber guy gives the husband a handshake but leans in for the wife and takes the initiative of a hug and kiss. Couldn't help but thinking it was such a primal and symbolic custom...far older than Veganism, for example.
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Border agents accused of routinely sabotaging water left for migrants

Border agents accused of routinely sabotaging water left for migrants | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Border Patrol agents reportedly vandalized water jugs hidden for migrants trying to cross over from Mexico into the U.S.
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Damn...
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Why we fell for clean eating

Why we fell for clean eating | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The long read: The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it
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Variety is the spice of life.
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How Mediocre Bands Get Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

How Mediocre Bands Get Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The omissions, biases, and distortions of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are more predictable than tears at a pet’s grave.
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It had me at "turgid, imagination-less Glen Frey-felching"
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Yarmouth woman denies feeding rats, causing neighborhood’s rat problem

Yarmouth woman denies feeding rats, causing neighborhood’s rat problem | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
YARMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) — A Yarmouth woman said she has nothing to do with her neighborhood’s rat problem after her neighbors accused her o
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Great name for a hard rock album: Ratfeeder!
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Doctors find brain abnormalities in Cuba embassy attack victims

Doctors find brain abnormalities in Cuba embassy attack victims | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
U.S. embassy workers in Havana who were subject to mysterious, loud noises and vibrations last year were found to have developed brain abnormalities.
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Why am I reminded of Mars Attacks?
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Here Are the White House Visitor Records the Trump Administration Didn’t Want You to See

Here Are the White House Visitor Records the Trump Administration Didn’t Want You to See | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The White House did not want to disclose who visited and met in the executive offices. A public interest group sued. And here they are.
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I'm seeing a lot of redacted names in the US Trade section...
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Trump says he trusts Putin over his own intelligence agencies on 2016 election interference

Trump says he trusts Putin over his own intelligence agencies on 2016 election interference | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
"Every time he sees me he says I didn’t do that and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it. But he says I didn’t do that," Trump said.
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Wonderful.
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Anti-Vampire Mob in Malawi Turns Deadly

Anti-Vampire Mob in Malawi Turns Deadly | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Malawian mobs are murdering people accused of being vampires as the United Nations and other aid agencies pull back their resources.
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One of those stories you wish was made-up...
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Pfizer, pocketing a big tax cut from Trump, will end investment in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research

Pfizer, pocketing a big tax cut from Trump, will end investment in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Despite promises that the big GOP corporate tax cut would lead to more corporate investment, Pfizer is steering $10 billion to its shareholders and ending its investment in Alzheimer's research.
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Bend over for your tax cut results.
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Cambridge Analytica and the Secret Agenda of a Facebook Quiz

Cambridge Analytica and the Secret Agenda of a Facebook Quiz | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
What you do online can help elect a president.
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Now you know.
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Coast Guard: Containership Loses About 70 Containers Overboard Off U.S. East Coast –

Coast Guard: Containership Loses About 70 Containers Overboard Off U.S. East Coast – | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A 10,000 TEU containership lost about 70 containers overboard on Saturday night while about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. The U.S. Coast Guard is warning mariners of navigation hazards. The 324-meter Maersk Shanghai contacted USCG watchstanders at Sector North Carolina’s command center via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16 on Saturday evening notifying them …
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Wonder what's in there.
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Cape Town faces Day Zero: what happens when the city turns off the taps?

Cape Town faces Day Zero: what happens when the city turns off the taps? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
In 10 weeks engineers will turn off water for a million homes as this South African city reacts to a one-in-384-year drought. The rich are digging boreholes, more are panic-buying bottled water, and the army is on standby
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A good but troubling read.
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Trump reportedly ordered aides to smear possible FBI witnesses

Trump reportedly ordered aides to smear possible FBI witnesses | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
President Trump not only sought to have special counsel Robert Mueller fired, he also reportedly sought to discredit top FBI officials.
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Is it surprising anymore?
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US state's Senate passes bill to legalize marijuana use

US state's Senate passes bill to legalize marijuana use | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Vermont's Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use, making it the first state to do so through a legislative process.
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I've long known there's something beautiful about Vermont. Congrats!
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The winners and losers in US tax bill - BBC News

Which Americans will be most affected by the new US tax bill - for better and worse? Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog World In Picture
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What did you expect folks?
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Rep. Dan Johnson's widow announces she'll run for his seat less than 24 hours after his suicide

Rep. Dan Johnson's widow announces she'll run for his seat less than 24 hours after his suicide | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The widow of Kentucky state lawmaker Dan Johnson, who killed himself Wednesday amid sexual assault allegations, plans to run for her husband’s seat.
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Campaign slogan: Scroo qualifications!
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Stephen Dillane Slams Own 'Game of Thrones' Performance: 'I Didn't Know What I Was Doing'

Stephen Dillane Slams Own 'Game of Thrones' Performance: 'I Didn't Know What I Was Doing' | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
It's weird how many 'Game of Thrones' stars don't seem to *get* 'Game of Thrones.'
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Poor guy.
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Bodies Of Dead Climbers On Everest Are Serving As Guideposts

Bodies Of Dead Climbers On Everest Are Serving As Guideposts | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Okay, so I've known for a while that a good number of the people who attempt to climb Mount Everest never return. But knowing that fact and actually hearin
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What goes up does not always come down.
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30+ Times People Had No Idea What They Were Looking At, But The Internet Knew What It Was Right Away

30+ Times People Had No Idea What They Were Looking At, But The Internet Knew What It Was Right Away | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The world is a big place, and sometimes you don't have all the answers. The internet does, though. There's even a subreddit called "What Is This Thing?" where
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These were fascinating, a kinda gross.
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Rogue Twitter Employee Briefly Shuts Down Trump’s Account

Rogue Twitter Employee Briefly Shuts Down Trump’s Account | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Amid a presidency that has seemed, at times, to be conducted primarily in 140-character pieces, it was a seismic event when a Twitter worker deactivated the account.
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11 minutes...
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