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Engagement Editor — U-T San Diego

Engagement director, @UTsandiego • President, @sdspj • Western region director, @spj_tweets • The T. is for tweets too much. (Thoreau, actually.)

Watch 'mother of year' pull son away from Baltimore riots — Images of widespread rioting and looting in Baltimore traveled far and wide Monday. One video was unlike any other. Authorities in Baltimore clearly want more parents like this mother to pull sons away from danger, to keep them safe and maybe even smack some sense into them.

Mount Everest avalanche victim Dan Fredinburg documented his trip on Instagram — Thousands of people died in this weekend's horrible earthquake in Nepal, and photos of the devastation are breathtaking. Equally breathtaking, but for entirely different reasons? Photos and videos one victim had been sharing of his climb up Mount Everest over the past three weeks on Instagram.

Starbucks computers crashed so everyone is getting free coffee — Starbucks computers crashed so everyone is getting free coffee. Right. Now. What are you waiting for? Put down your phone, step away from your computer, get thee to Starbucks. 'Free coffee' Just got free coffee so today isn't too bad after all. - Colleen S.

Video of Darth Vader breathing soothes crying baby to sleep — A new video shows just how great a dad Darth Vader could have been. In it, Buddy Crotty soothes his fussy baby, Madison, with the harmonious sound of Darth Vader's distinctive breathing. Clearly, Vader's parenting skills extended beyond honest conversations with his children and lines like, "I am your father."

Kylie Jenner Challenge leaving teenage lips, egos bruised — Teenagers are taking the so-called #kyliejennerchallenge, placing a cup over their mouths and sucking all the air out of it, in efforts to get plump lips like 17-year-old socialite Kylie Jenner. If that sounds stupid, it is! This is not their fathers' Ice Bucket Challenge.This is not their fathers' Ice Bucket Challenge.

Meb Keflezighi finishes eight in Boston Marathon holding woman's hand — San Diego's Meb Keflezighi finished eighth in the Boston Marathon Monday morning, a year after winning it in the most emotional and crowded running of the event ever. This year, Meb finished as emotionally: raising the hand of a surprised female finisher next to him.

New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer unveiled in Anaheim — 'Star Wars' fans gathered in Anaheim for Star Wars Celebration and those gathered around screens big and small got a treat and a healthy dose of goosebumps because the new trailer for the new movie was released Thursday. So many feels. There is Darth Vader's mask. R2-D2. Stormtroopers. The Millennium Falcon.

Kenny Loggins has video of Marine helicopter after emergency landing — So it's a beach path, not a highway, to the danger zone? After a Marine helicopter with a low oil pressure light made a precautionary landing on Solana Beach, singer Kenny Loggins was there to document it with video and a sense of humor Wednesday. Of course he made a "Danger Zone" joke!

It happened overnight during a parasite treatment gone awry: An untold number of indoor fish at Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi were accidentally killed. The aquarium announced it on its Facebook page, which quickly became a aquatic memorial. | UTS — It happened overnight during a parasite treatment gone awry: An untold number of indoor fish at Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi were accidentally killed. The aquarium announced it on its Facebook page, which quickly became a aquatic memorial Wednesday as the post turned into a spot for public grieving as visitors shared photos of their family in front of their favorite fish, almost all gone.

'Cheryl's birthday' brain teaser stumped everyone but me (and maybe you) — Cat GIFS and colorful dresses may be fun but they're nothing like the newest phenomenon taking social media by storm: They don't make you feel smarter. Or as frustrated as this one.... Conversation Request The Internet's new obsession is more brain teaser than time waster. Though it's that, too.
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Apr 28, 2015

3 thoughts @ninagarin had watching Clueless: "Look how big the phones are." "They had Starbucks in 1995?" "Don't live-tweet this."

Apr 28, 2015

RT @PaulLewis: The @GuardianUS would like to thank the @BaltimoreSun for giving us shelter, coffee and a desk to file from. Genuinely kind gesture.

Apr 28, 2015

RT @ChrisDJames: Mother of #FreddieGray is calling for peace- at the same church where she laid her son to rest just hours earlier

Apr 28, 2015

Some people are more upset about a 7-year-old "Wire" spoiler than tonight's actual violence.…

Apr 27, 2015

RT @johnemcintyre: You can keep up: We have made coverage of the riots "open." (no registration/digital subscription required).

Apr 27, 2015

RT @DanLinden: Incredible scene: Baltimore PD providing blanket of security for firefighters battling fire at CVS

Apr 27, 2015

@jimduck @UTsandiego Fair point, thanks. That tweet uses the headline from the AP story it links to.

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