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August 12, 2015
However Twitter has changed the rules for direct messages or DMs, the company announced today that it has removed the 140 character limit from DMs.
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‘La Santa’ club in Puerto Vallarta was sanctioned for removing two gay clients that had kissed and embraced in the club on July 19, 2014. A bouncer at the bar allegedly asked the couple to leave the bar because displays of affection were only allowed by heterosexual couples. The couple refused to leave the bar...
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The offense was led by Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler, who each drove in two runs.
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Investor demand to help fund a planned $13 billion airport for Mexico’s capital means the private sector could finance as much as 70 percent of the project, up from an initial government estimate of 42 percent, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday. Last September, Mexico’s government unveiled the winning design by...
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Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a 2013 law in the southeastern state of Campeche that forbids same-sex couples from adopting children is unconstitutional and struck it down. The challenge to the ban was filed by the state’s human rights commission. Supreme Court Judge Margarita Luna announced her intention to present the motion on a federal level in early...
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These are the salad days of scientific research on the International Space Station. On Monday, for the first time astronauts munched on red romaine lettuce that they grew in space. After clicking their lettuce leaves like wine glasses, three astronauts tasted them with a bit of Italian balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil. Astronaut Kjell...
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People looking for a shooting star to wish upon may find Wednesday overnight to be a dream come true. Celestial timing will help people see more of the oldest meteor shower known to Earth, the Perseids, when they peak 3 a.m. local Thursday, according to astronomers. That’s “because the moon is almost new and there’s...
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Former New York Jets linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali could face discipline from the NFL under its personal conduct policy after breaking quarterback Geno Smith’s jaw with a punch in the team’s locker room. Enemkpali (EN-um-PAL-ee) and Smith got into a dispute Tuesday before the team’s morning walkthrough, and the linebacker slugged the quarterback. Smith likely needs...
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Reports of dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria in Rio de Janeiro’s waters have raised – and renewed – fears that athletes are at risk of getting sick at next summer’s Olympics. Americans Kalyn Robinson and Chip Peterson can’t help but wonder if a potential lifetime of health problems all goes back to the...
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Nestled between high-rise buildings on a busy street in Chile’s modern capital is a straw hut that’s a sign of growing respect for the Andean country’s long-disdained indigenous past. Ailing patients, many referred by a hospital across the street, line up to see the Mapuche herbalist inside as part of a government initiative to incorporate...
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China’s yuan fell further Wednesday, fueling concern about a possible “currency war” if other governments fight back with their own devaluations to compete in export markets. Shock waves from Tuesday’s 1.9 percent devaluation against the U.S. dollar, which was the yuan’s biggest change in a decade, spread through financial markets, causing stocks and Asian currencies...
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Most corporate naming experts say Google’s decision to reorganize its businesses under a new holding company called “Alphabet” is close to letter perfect. Because it is part of Google’s corporate structure, Alphabet is not likely to become part of the lexicon like “Googling” did; it will mainly be used on Wall Street. But the name...
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In late October 2013, Panera Bread Co., the national chain of restaurants that specializes in healthy soups and baked goods, prepared a news release to announce it was adjusting its earnings expectations downward for the recently begun fourth quarter. The release undoubtedly was one of many sent by publicly traded companies to business news services...
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Ford Motor Co (F.N) on Wednesday will start building its medium-duty F-650 and F-750 commercial trucks at a Cleveland-area plant, moving production out of Mexico for the first time. The shift to the 41-year-old plant in Avon Lake, Ohio means that about 1,000 workers represented by the United Auto Workers union will keep their jobs,...
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