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The Southern California fires did their worst, and it was pretty bad, but we made it through the week and our thoughts are with all those who had a harder time of it.Some other highlights from the week...We released the video that played at our anniversary parties. Check it out here.We're pretty excited about FreeRice.com. An simple, effective, (addictive) way to feed people and get your learn on. A+.Also, the professor behind that viral video classic "The Internet is Us/ing Us" came out with a new one. Awesome? We let you decide.Seattle's considering a proposed congestion pricing system. We're happy to see this stuff coming stateside, especially in such an innovative incarnation.
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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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