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The Compostable Chip Bag Is Out

Hey, good news. That compostable SunChips bag we mentioned last May is out on shelves now. It's made from corn and will compost within 14 weeks in...

Hey, good news. That compostable SunChips bag we mentioned last May is out on shelves now. It's made from corn and will compost within 14 weeks in a "hot, active compost bin." There's a promo video below the jump.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu5J5HQk6VYIt's true, as the Green Inc. blog and Ariel Schwartz both point out, that most Americans don't actually compost. But I have to think this bag is better to have in landfills and trash bins, too.And Frito-Lay deserves a high five for making this happen. They won't say how much it cost to develop the bag; only that it was "not a cost-savings."

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In the months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the military to move Japanese-Americans into internment camps to defend the West Coats from spies.

From 1942 to 1946, an estimated 120,000 Japanese Americans, of which a vast majority were second- and third-generation citizens, were taken in their homes and forced to live in camps surrounded by armed military and barbed wire.

After the war, the decision was seen as a cruel act of racist paranoia by the American government against its own citizens.

The interment caused most of the Japanese-Americans to lose their money and homes.

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The head of the 1,100-member Federal Judges Association on Monday called an emergency meeting amid concerns over President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr's use of the power of the Justice Department for political purposes, such as protecting a long-time friend and confidant of the president.

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North Korea remains arguably the most mysterious place on Earth. Its people and modern day customs are shrouded behind a digital and physical wall of propaganda. Many people in the United States feel that North Korea is our "enemy" but almost none of us have had the opportunity to interact with an actual person who lives in, or has lived under, the country's totalitarian regime.

Even more elusive is what life is like in one of North Korea's notorious prison camps. It's been reported that millions live in horrific conditions, facing the real possibility of torture and death on a daily basis. That's what makes this question and answer session with an escaped North Korean prisoner all the more incredible to read.

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