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COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Led to a Huge Spike in Sex Doll Sales

Some sex doll companies have doubled sales since coronavirus lockdowns came into effect—with many dolls going to married couples.

/ August 11, 2020
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California Judge Rules Uber and Lyft to Immediately Classify Drivers as Employees

The court issued a preliminary injunction, using harsh language about the rideshare companies' “prolonged and brazen refusal to comply with California law."

/ August 11, 2020
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Slow to adjust to the pandemic’s ‘new normal’? Don’t worry, your brain’s just learning new skills

Rats, too, struggle to learn how to do new things in new places — but it does get easier over time.

/ August 10, 2020
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Mars’s Weird Glowing Atmosphere Pulses Exactly 3 Times a Night, NASA Discovers

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft observed Mars' ultraviolet glow pulsing exactly three times each night, and only in the Spring and Fall.

/ August 10, 2020
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Narendra Modi’s Home State’s Pride May Be Putting the Last Wild Prides of Asiatic Lions at Risk

India’s Supreme Court ordered the translocation of the lions in 2013, but the country’s environment ministry and state of Gujarat have not yet complied.

/ August 10, 2020
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Afternoon Sex is the Best Thing to Have Come Out of the Lockdown

He liked sunrise shags, I preferred bedtime coitus. Turns out, 2.30 p.m. is actually our thing.

/ August 10, 2020
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Beirut Is a Disaster and Residents Say Their Government Has Disappeared

Citizens in Beirut are removing debris, rescuing trapped victims, and counting the corpses while they wait for a government response.

/ August 10, 2020
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Exploding Stars Created the Calcium in Our Bodies, Says Study

Your teeth and bones have star stuff.

/ August 10, 2020
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Police Raid a Major Hong Kong News Outlet and Arrest Its Billionaire Owner Under the City’s New National Security Law

The popular Hong Kong newspaper, Apple Daily, livestreamed the police raid of its building.

/ August 10, 2020
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How the shady world of the data industry strips away our freedoms

In the past decade, the Australian government has commissioned data analytics projects worth more than A$200 million. We have little information about what they involved.

/ August 10, 2020
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Lebanon explosion is an ecosocialist issue

EnvironmentMiddle EastJohn MolyneuxIssue 1276LebanonshippingdisasterAugust 10, 2020In saying that the terrible explosion in Beirut is an ecosocialist issue, I am not counterposing this claim to the fact that this is also an issue of corruption, of government incompetence, of health and safety...

/ August 10, 2020
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Polls: Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 28, 2020. | Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Trust in Biden to handle the coronavirus crisis seems to be playing a role in his advantage. New CBS...

/ August 9, 2020
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Protesters across Thailand call for new elections following the arrest of pro-democracy activists

Pro-democracy protesters gather in Bangkok on August 8, 2020, to call for the dissolution of Thailand’s military government. | Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images Protests against the post-coup government are continuing through the summer. Pro-democracy activists participated in a new round of...

/ August 9, 2020
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Distressing Footage Reveals the Tragic Lives of Baby Cows | NowThis

Stark footage shows the horrific treatment of mother cows and their babies on a dairy farm (warning: distressing) This video is narrated by lawyer and animal advocate Anna Pippus, a mother of two via We Animals Media » Subscribe to...

/ August 9, 2020
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Melbourne Residents Scream Away COVID Lockdown Frustrations | NowThis

Melbourne residents are screaming out their frustrations as the Australian city enters stricter lockdowns following a new spike in COVID-19 cases. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the...

/ August 9, 2020
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Trump Finally Responds To COVID Crisis By Banning Lip-Syncing App

After months of inaction and obfuscation, Donald Trump has finally taken decisive action to address the coronavirus pandemic gripping his

/ August 9, 2020
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President Trump Can’t Pronounce ‘Yosemite’ | NowThis

President Trump cannot pronounce 'Yosemite.' » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis In US news and current events today, during a...

/ August 9, 2020
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How an Iowa summer resort region became a Covid-19 hot spot

A party on Lake Okoboji in the Great Lakes region of Iowa over July Fourth weekend. A medical anthropologist on why the coronavirus response is so controversial in her hometown. ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — Walking down Broadway Street, flanked with...

/ August 9, 2020
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Trump just signed 4 executive orders providing coronavirus relief. It’s not clear if they’re all legal.

President Donald Trump displays an executive order at his club in Bedminster, New Jersey. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Trump’s authority to circumvent Congress on issues like unemployment insurance is questionable. President Donald Trump signed four executive orders meant to provide...

/ August 8, 2020
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How Much Jeff Bezos’ Fortune Has Grown Amid Pandemic, in Rice | NowThis

Here’s the absurd amount of money that Jeff Bezos has made amid the pandemic — in rice. You can find more @Humphrey Yang videos at: YouTube.com/HumphreyYang » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get...

/ August 8, 2020