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U.S. to end restriction against grandmas & grandpas from nations in Trump‘s dumb Muslim ban

United States citizens‘ grandparents from six Muslim-majority countries will once again be eligible to receive U.S. visas, according to a State Department memo Reuters got a hold of that reflects the latest court smackdown of President Donald Trump‘s utterly stupid and racist Muslim travel ban. (more)

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Amazon files for meal-kit trademarks, and Blue Apron shares shrivel in fearful anticipation

Everyone‘s favorite Internet monopoly Amazon looks like it‘s about to eat Blue Apron‘s lunch. Amazon just announced plans to boy high-end grocery chain Whole Foods last month in June, and has also recently filed for trademarks around prepped meal kit services-- that‘s Blue Apron‘s sole business. (more)

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After travel industry outcry, TSA will end Trump-era ban on laptops for flights to U.S. from Middle East

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration today said it was lifting a ban on carry-on electronics such as laptops for passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines flights headed to the U.S.. This is the last carrier under the restrictions to have been permitted to now ignore those new restrictions. Somehow this is apparently all making America Great Again and So Safe. (more)

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Conference Call Bingo

This wonderful ‘conference call bingo‘ chart was created by E. Gilliam. It went viral.

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What is the third biggest cause of death in the US?

The US government could save lives if it applied 1% of the money it spends on terrorism ("foreign-born terrorists have killed roughly one American per year") towards preventing death by medical error, which kills 250,000 Americans a year and is the third leading cause of death. It probably won‘t happen though.

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This cannabis cigar contains 12 grams of weed and costs 420

A weed store in Seattle called Leira makes pricey cannabis cigars. From The Potlander: Seattle-based Leira rolls cannabis cigars, the smallest of which is a petite three-and-one-quarter-inch cigarillo size that retails for 110 in Washington shops, like Freedom Market of Longview, where I snagged mine. They sell out "within hours or the weekend they are dropped," the company told us, as cannabis users splurge on a product that "represents succes

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