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Articles from the September 23, 2016 edition

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Electric-Vehicle Record Set In California: 1,438 miles in a 24-hour period

The founders of True Zero have completed a scenic drive throughout California in a fuel-cell-electric Toyota Mirai, covering 1,438 miles in a 24-hour period, thus breaking the official Guinness World...

 

Bush 41 Says He'll Vote for the Wife of Bill Clinton, Who Ousted Him from the White House

In a storm that threaten to take down Twitter Tim, Donald Trump Jr compared Syrian refugees to poisonous skittles. That's right, the candy. You can't make this stuff up. But wait, there's more. The...

 

Knock Knock Burglars Convicted in Pacific Palisades Theft

Four burglars engaging in "knock-knock" burglaries in Pacific Palisades received heavy sentences today after their no-contest pleas in court on Monday. Two men and two women working together were...

 

Unmarried and Single Americans Week: Sept. 18-24, 2016

The Buckeye Singles Council started "National Singles Week" in Ohio in the 1980s to celebrate single life and recognize singles and their contributions to society. The week is now widely observed...

 

Jim Carrey Allegedly Gave Deceased Girlfriend Percocet, Oxycontin, Other Dangerous Drugs

Actor Jim Carrey has been sued by Cathriona White's husband, for allowing her access to his prescription drugs, such as Percocet and Fentanyl. The lawsuit was filed in California Superior Court...

 

International Day of Peace Challenge Engages Millions to Reduce Violence

In Afghanistan, Herat University is holding a peace rally just weeks after the deadly attack on the American University in Kabul killed 14 students and faculty. In Chicago, a moment of silence and a...

 

Trump Polls Zero percent with Black Voters. Here's an Easy Way for Trump to Change That

Donald Trump's effort to woo black voters has gotten off to a rocky start. The GOP nominee's main argument -- that black communities have been poorly served by Democratic leaders -- is certainly power...

 

Victim Wrote His Name In Her Blood Before She Died.

A man whose victim wrote his name in her own blood was sentenced today for her murder. James Duane Grzeslo, 59, was found guilty on August 10 of the first-degree murder of his girlfriend. Grzeslo was...

 

Local Police Solicit Adults to Buy Beer for Underage Kids. No, Seriously.

As any Lyft or Uber driver knows, drinking (and drugs) are pervasive among students of all ages in Santa Monica. This is from personal observation. I mean that a significant percentage of underage...

 

Trump Tax Plan Attacks Single Parents

If you are a single parent in America, don't vote for Donald Trump unless you want to pay more taxes. The latest incarnation of the Donald's tax plan could as much as double the tax bill for...

 

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