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Chick-fil-A’s anti-LGBTQ controversies, explained

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For Chick-fil-A, boycotts and negative press haven’t been bad for business. By Gaby Del Valle@gabydvjgaby.delvalle@voxmedia.com  May 29, 2019, 2:20pm EDT At Chick-fil-A, controversy is good for business. Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images The Texas state legislature recently passed what’s been dubbed the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill. The bill, introduced in response to the San Antonio City Council’s decision to […]

‘Cyanide bombs’ to kill wild animals authorized

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The poison-filled, spring-loaded traps, called M-44s, are used by Wildlife Services for the benefit of farmers and ranchers Jimmy Tobias  Coyote stands in the frost in the Seedskadee national wildlife refuge in Wyoming. Photograph: Tom Koerner/US Fish and Wildlife Service The Trump administration has reauthorized government officials to use controversial poison devices – dubbed “cyanide bombs” by […]

Vending machines filled with free books come to New York City | abc7ny.com

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    NEW YORK (WABC) — Vending machines filled with free books have arrived in all five boroughs of New York City. JetBlue launched its Soar with Reading literacy initiative on Wednesday. The company placed six free book vending machines in areas with the greatest need. The goal is to place the machines in neighborhoods […]

Investigation Reveals Tyson Foods as #1 Culprit in Largest “Dead Zone” on Earth

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  Nearly 9000 square-miles of ocean along the Gulf Coast is uninhabitable by marine life. Loaded with agricultural toxins and devoid of oxygen, it’s the largest “dead zone” in US history, and last summer it got even bigger. We’ve known the cause of the ecological “dead zone” for decades — fertilizer run-off from Big Agriculture via […]

CTA Fires Operator Of Red Line Train That Struck, Killed Woman – CBS Chicago

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July 26, 2019 at 10:09 pm CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Transit Authority has fired the operator of a Red Line train that struck and killed a woman on the city’s South Side last month. The CTA confirmed to CBS 2 Friday afternoon that the train operator had been terminated. Video obtained by CBS 2 shows […]

Miss Michigan stripped of title over offensive social media posts

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 Andrea Perez Balderrama,USA TODAY  DETROIT, Mich. – A beauty queen was stripped of her title for what she claims is discrimination against her conservative political views. Kathy Zhu, also a University of Michigan student, was dismissed as a Miss World America pageant participant a day after she was crowned when the organization claimed the content of her social media was “offensive, insensitive and inappropriate.” Zhu is […]

911 Operator Tells Victim ‘Stop Yelling At Me,’ Later Hangs Up On Her

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The victim of a dangerous road rage incident in the South Loop says she called 911 during the chaos, only to be told by the operator, “stop yelling at me.” The same operator then hung up on her during a second call. The woman, who asked not to be identified out of fear […]

Chance The Snapper Is Heading For ‘A Life of Luxury’ In Florida

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The wily reptile who captivated Chicago is headed to a Florida gator farm, but expert trapper Frank Robb says he’ll visit. “We will be buddies.”   DOWNTOWN — We’ll start with the bad news: Chance the Snapper, Humboldt Park’s beloved alligator, is leaving Chicago permanently. The gator, who was captured at the lagoon early Tuesday, […]

Netflix Reaches Settlement on Fyre Fest Documentary Lawsuit

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Netflix Streaming company had been sued over usage of footage in Chris Smith’s “Fyre” Jeremy Fuster | July 17, 2019 @ 1:19 PM A copyright lawsuit against Netflix over footage used in its Fyre Festival documentary was dropped on Tuesday after the streaming company reached an undisclosed settlement with the plaintiff, according to court documents obtained […]

R. Kelly Arrested on Fed Child Porn Charges, Indicted in NYC, Illinois – NBC Chicago

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A 13-count indictment was handed down earlier Thursday in federal court for the Northern District of Illinois and includes charges of child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice By Jonathan Dienst Published Jul 11, 2019 at 10:17 PM | Updated 57 minutes ago TRENDING STORIES 1 VIDEORead the Full Indictment Against R. […]