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Happy Friday! This week, we discovered buried underground shelters, affordable subletting, the merits of business competitions, a deceiving online service, and new ways of flaunting our great taste in books and music.We also learned about the (financial) value of sharing, and a burger-based currency exchanger, while reflecting on President Obama's popularity ratings and our planet's temperature limits.If you're in the area, don't forget to check out the 826 Paddleboat Regatta at Echo Park this Sunday and support the GOOD team. You can donate to our boat at the 826LA website until midnight tonight.Also, you have until August 26 to submit your world-changing idea for a chance to be featured in the GOOD and Bablegum Big Ideas video series.
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Conservative radio host Dennis Prager defended his use of the word "ki*e," on his show Thursday by insisting that people should be able to use the word ni**er as well.

It all started when a caller asked why he felt comfortable using the term "ki*e" while discussing bigotry while using the term "N-word" when referring to a slur against African-Americans.

Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

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Step by step. 8 million steps actually. That is how recent college graduate and 22-year-old Sam Bencheghib approached his historic run across the United States. That is also how he believes we can all individually and together make a big impact on ridding the world of plastic waste.

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The Planet

According to the FBI, the number of sexual assaults reported during commercial flights have increased "at an alarming rate." There was a 66% increase in sexual assault on airplanes between 2014 and 2017. During that period, the number of opened FBI investigations into sexual assault on airplanes jumped from 38 to 63. And flight attendants have it worse. A survey conducted by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA found that 70% of flight attendants had been sexually harassed while on the job, while only 7% reported it.

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