Every Day Life Things

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Almost 1,000 cars torched around France on New Year's Eve but government insists it 'went particularly well'

Vandals in France torched 945 parked cars on New Year's Eve in an arson rampage that has become a sinister annual "tradition" amid a row over whether the government sought to play down the figures. According to the French interior ministry,…
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McDonald's sues Florence for 18m euros for blocking restaurant

McDonald's is suing Florence for €18m after it was blocked from opening a restaurant on one of the Italian city's most historic plazas. The fast-food giant had its plans for an outlet on the Piazza del Duomo rejected by Florence's mayor…
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Dead Oceanside man elected to office

An Oceanside man who died of natural causes in September was elected to office in the coastal San Diego County city more than a month later, officials confirmed Wednesday. Gary Ernst was elected to Oceanside City Treasurer by a six percent…
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Pittsburgh man faces penalty if he can’t catch loud rooster

PITTSBURGH, PA (AP/CNN) — A Pittsburgh man has 30 days to figure out how to catch a noisy rooster or the city will penalize him. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the rooster’s piercing calls have plagued residents for years. Because…
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Chris Hughes fights the power in Pennsylvania

Chris Hughes is famous among vaping advocates. The former president of the Pennsylvania SFATA chapter has been a whirlwind of activity defending the vape vendors in his state — meeting legislators, recruiting members, raising money,…
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Barack Obama Just Nominated A Muslim To Be A Federal Judge. That’s A First.

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama made history on Tuesday by nominating the first Muslim person to the federal judiciary, Abid Qureshi. “I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,”…
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Ferguson activist Darren Seals dies at 29

A locally known Ferguson activist who protested in the streets seeking justice for Michael Brown Jr.’s death was killed early Tuesday, September 6 in North St. Louis County. Darren Seals, 29, was a factory line worker and hip-hop…
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Norway’s biggest church loses more than 25,000 members after new online system makes it easier to leave

Norway's state church has lost more than 25,000 members in a month after it launched an online registration system allowing people to sign up or opt out. The Lutheran Church is the official religion in Norway and nearly three-quarters…
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Pennsylvania Reinstates Uber's Record $11.4M Fine for 'Lawless Conduct'

A Pennsylvania regulator on Thursday reinstated a record $11.4 million fine against the popular ride-sharing service Uber for operating illegally in the state in 2014. By a 4-1 vote, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission rejected…
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Kim Jong-un throws dance party to celebrate North Korea missile launch

North Korea celebrated its “Military First” holiday and the recent success of its ballistic missile testing with mass dances and a series of outdoor concerts in Pyongyang. State television broadcasts and newspaper front pages hailed…
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Man still serving time for violating probation by being arrested for robbery of which he was acquitted

A Floyd County jury found him not guilty, but he’s facing nearly six years in prison because of the law — or, rather, what a former Georgia chief justice characterizes as a failing in the legal system. Twenty-four-year-old Ramad Ahshad…
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Great news everyone: it appears that NO ONE was responsible for killing Freddie Gray. He apparently just ended up dead in the back of a police van with a broken neck completely by magic

Prosecutors in Baltimore have dropped all remaining charges against police officers related to the death of Freddie Gray in 2015, reports NPR's Jennifer Ludden. A total of six officers had been charged in connection to the death. Four…
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Julian Assange likely has no idea who hacked the DNC. Says not the Russians

While Democrats took the stage in Philadelphia on Monday and attempted to reconcile differences between Bernie Sanders andHillary Clinton supporters, the internet remained largely focused on the content of more than 20,000 Democratic National…
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Suitcase bomb' explodes next to migration office in German town of Zirndorf (4th attack in germany)

An explosion has been reported near a migration office in the town Zirndorf, near Nuremberg, in Germany. The explosion was caused by a suitcase full of aerosols. It was not confirmed if there were any casualties. Zirndorf has previously…