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What's way more fun than the Royal Family and an Aston Martin that runs on British wine?

How about the Democratic National Convention and its GM FlexFuel vehicles running on recycled Coors?

Yes, the DNC is powering all their official vehicles with E85 ethanol fuel made from Molson Coors Brewery's leftover beer.

That is so cool, it sounds like one of the totally, absurdly unrealistic promises made to you by a high school candidate for student body president: "And if elected, I will make sure that there are complimentary donuts and coffee every morning in homeroom, free spa and massage therapy services will be made available to students in the nurse's office, and all of our official vehicles will be environmentally friendly and powered by beer."

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A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

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