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Koko the gorilla has died. Here’s how she changed humanity for the better.

Koko was an incredible icon for the animal world. She will be missed. The lowland gorilla who wowed scientists and the public alike with her mastery of sign language passed away on June 21 at age 46. From the time of her birth, Koko was an instant animal celebrity. She was on the cover of National Geographic twice and became a symbol for those working to improve our understanding of animals and how we treat them. In her later years, Koko stayed in the spotlight. As recently as 2016, she…

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Japanese Fans Clean Stadium After Historic World Cup Win vs Colombia

After Japan’s historic 2-1 win against Colombia in their opening round matchup of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Japanese fans were spotted cleaning the stadium afterwards. In fact, the same classy move was also observed after the Senegal vs Poland game. The win for Japan marked a first in several categories: – It was the first time Japan had won a World Cup game on European soil – It was the first time a team from Asia beat a team from South America As for Colombia, it was a…

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Bomb threat closes Charing Cross

Image caption Police said a man had been arrested Police and rail staff are working to reopen the station, which is one of London’s busiest. Image caption Trains travelling through Charing Cross station were temporarily stopped during the incident Related Topics London Charing Cross Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44572863

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Edmonton drafting new bike transportation blueprint – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Edmonton drafting new bike transportation blueprintCBC.caEdmonton is looking to rewrite its bicycle transportation plan. The city has issued a request for proposals to hire a consultant to develop a new bike transportation blueprint. Public consultation is expected to begin this summer, with a first draft of … Read more: www.cbc.ca

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Charles Krauthammer, Prominent Conservative Voice, Has Died

New York (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, died Thursday. He was 68. His death was announced by two organizations that were longtime employers, Fox News Channel and The Washington Post. Krauthammer had said publicly a year ago he was being treated for a cancerous tumor in his abdomen and earlier this month revealed that he likely had just weeks…

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19 Items on the McDonalds Menu That Are Only Available Outside the US

It’s nice to know that no matter where your travels take you, you can count on some consistency. No matter where you go in the world, you’re sure to recognize something. Maybe it’s something as simple as a bright blue sky or the smiling faces of people around you. Advertisement Or maybe it’s McDonald’s. Like the Filet O’Shrimp. via: McDonald’s This sandwich is available in Japanese McDonald’s restaurants. It’s just like the Filet O’Fish you might recognize, except the “filet” is made of shrimp that have been formed into a…

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Watch this orangutan play with a fidget spinner

Koko and Miss Patterson, a Stanford student, practicing sign language.Image: Bettmann Archive/ getty images Koko, the beloved gorilla best known for mastering sign language, died in her sleep at age 46 on Wednesday. The Gorilla Foundation announced Koko’s death via social media on Thursday, saying she “touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy.” SEE ALSO: Animals are becoming nocturnal to avoid humans, and that could mean trouble Koko, the gorilla known for sign language, has passed away at…

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This Artist Keeps the Most Beautiful Sketchbooks I Have Ever Seen

Artist José Naranja is a self-professed notebook maker and his incredible sketchbooks have earned him a passionate following online. A former aeronautic engineer, Naranja’s sketchbook adventures began in 2005 when he purchased his first pocket-sized Moleskine. Since then he’s been using the books to write, sketch, collage and remember his daily experiences while travelling or just living everyday life. These days, José now makes his own sketchbooks, a bookbinding process that he has laid out how to do yourself on his blog. He’s also compiled his favorite works into a…

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Watch hundreds of New Yorkers coming together in support of immigrant children.

Writer and comedian Baratunde Thurston received a text at 10:55 p.m. Minutes later, he was out the door and on his way to New York’s LaGuardia Airport. “Calling our #HeretoStay Network! Youth & children separated from their families are arriving at LGA airport right now! Still being transported by American Airlines!! Meet us at terminal B arrivals right now!” read the text, sent from immigration advocacy organization United We Dream. Thurston threw on a pair of pants, grabbed his external phone charger and passport, and caught a ride share to…

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Yotam Ottolenghis picnic recipes

Embrace the sun with these packable and portable dishes Weve had a record number of picnic-worthy days so far this year, which, in theory, would mean hours of lying about in gardens and parks, were it not for all the thunderstorms that broke our sunny harmony. Im happy to admit that I find picnics a bit of an inconvenience, so welcome any excuse to decamp back to the comfort of my dining table. But whether youre sitting on a blanket or a chair, picnic food can be as versatile as…

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Regina pot shop owner arrested – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Regina pot shop owner arrestedCBC.ca(CBC News). Some dispensaries chose to close their businesses, but the Regina Police Service said it had identified six businesses that it alleged were continuing to operate illegal dispensaries. On March 28, police conducted searches at those six … Read more: www.cbc.ca

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‘Roseanne’ spinoff ‘The Conners’ will bring back everyone but Roseanne

Meet 'The Conners,' the 'Roseanne' spinoff show coming this fall.Image: ABC The Conners are coming back – minus one. After Roseanne Bar’s racist tweet immediately resulted in ABC canceling the wildly popular revival, rumors about a spinoff show circulated.  Now, ABC has finally confirming that The Conners will premiere next fall, taking over the Tuesday 8 p.m. slot left open by Roseanne.  It will feature the entirety of the revival cast, aside from the very character who used to be the show’s namesake. The current order calls for an initial…

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