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Did you guys realize that today was No Pants Day? And May Day? No. Because it's Friday. And you're entirely consumed by the sheer joy of making it to the weekend without succumbing to swine flu.This week, we learned about the untapped potential of thermal solar, the gutless lexicon of media discussions of torture, the nation's most dangerous drugs, the difficulties of creating user-friendly taxes, and the devastating vastness of Los Angeles gridlock.We also got up close and personal with the guerrilla art of Vincent Moon and the new phenomenon of climate change refugees.Remember to stop by Unique LA tomorrow. It promises to be a grand old time.Image via Buzz Feed.
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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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