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Australia’s wildfires choke Sydney

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Holiday tech gifts: See what's new, imaginative and affordable

Tech devices and accessories that you get or give this gifting season can be practical as well as cool. Some even manage to mix education and fun, such as Hot Wheels TechMods from Mattel ($30). Users build a working toy car by making choices abo...

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FBI digging into background of Pensacola shooter


FBI agents are scouring the scene of a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola and digging evidence into the background of the alleged shooter, who killed three people and wounded 10 others before he was killed. He was a Saudi pilot, and one of sever...

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This week's word in the news: TENET

DEFINITION:

A principle or belief honored by a person or, more often, a group of people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Bloomberg’s plan focuses on five basic tenets: requiring more effective background checks, keeping guns out of the wrong hands, banning assault weapons, spending more on enforcement of gun laws and violence intervention programs, and repealing the 2005 law that granted broad legal immunity to gun manufacturers whose products are used in a shooting.
The Denver Post -- 12/09/2019

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Are we fiddling as the planet burns?

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