Do not play with grandmama’s money. A Philadelphia senior, armed with a .38 caliber revolver and pushing a walker, went into a TD Bank Tuesday afternoon to demand the cash she thought she was shorted from the day before. Fox News 29 reports the 86-year-old woman had made a withdrawal Monday, only to come home and realize she was $400 short.
A Tennessee judge who drew widespread condemnation this past summer for offering vasectomies in exchange for lighter jail sentences has been formally reprimanded. Judge Sam Benningfield of White County told repeat drug offenders in his court that he would cut their sentences by 30 days if they would sign up for sterilization. For male inmates, this meant undergoing a vasectomy. For women, this meant implanting Nexplanon—a longterm birth control device that is inserted in the arm.
If I had to guess about my first real introduction to opera, it was back in the Napster days. I was in high school, and like many other kids who knew how to use the internet at that time, I was frequently solicited with musical requests once my parents got wind that there was a tool that could let you download all the Roberta Flack, Anita Baker and Stevie Ray Vaughan songs you could possibly want—and for free.
@fangirlJeanne Love that take. This is also such a narrow, American-centric view. “White” people exist in other cultures, in Latin American cultures, and their food isn’t necessarily “bland.” To label it as simply a class issue is strange.
@kimmythepooh It is! We also celebrate it with other Filipino American families, not just our nuclear family. We tried it the latter way for a few years, when we first moved to this country. Those early Thanksgivings were somber and strange
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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