This intense dog chase through a busy street is a real nail-biter

This intense dog chase through a busy street is a real nail-biter

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Forget those GoPro videos in which reckless teens dangle from 100-story buildings— this clip of an innocent little terrier running through a busy street will send your pulse soaring. 

The clip, captured from the perspective of a nearby cyclist, shows a leashed terrier running down a multi-lane road, dodging people and cars left and right. 

For two stress-inducing minutes, the cyclist follows the dog, desperately signaling for cars to slow down. But don’t worry— this nail-biter has a happy ending. 

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Spotify called Justin Bieber a ‘Latin king’ for some unfathomable reason, but they’re sorry


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Here’s a story where Justin Bieber isn’t the one who screwed up. Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this.

In the latest in a string of controversies surrounding Biebs’ feature on the smash hit remix of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” Spotify ran a very ill-advised commercial that referred to Bieber as a “Latin king.” Uh, what do you mean?

dear @Spotify , take this down. this is disrespectful. I’m sure we all agree.

-sincerely,
ALL LATINXShttp://pic.twitter.com/GZ56lzHncn

— paletero papi (@pablocurates) June 14, 2017

@Spotify can you explain to me how in the world is @justinbieber “The Latin King” when he isn’t even Latin in the first place?! 🤷🏻‍♀️

— Aileen C (@aileennc_) June 14, 2017 Read more…

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Stronger’ is the second feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing


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The Boston Marathon bombing is getting dramatized for the big screen. Again.

Just six months after Mark Wahlberg’s Patriots Day comes the first trailer for Stronger, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a bystander injured in the 2013 tragedy. 

If you didn’t already know they were based on the same event, though, you wouldn’t necessarily figure it out right away. 

Whereas Patriots Day centered on the explosion and the subsequent manhunt, Stronger tells a much more intimate tale about the ordinary civilians trying to recover in the aftermath. Read more…

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In wind-powered Iowa, Trump blasts wind energy as a bird killer

In wind-powered Iowa, Trump blasts wind energy as a bird killer

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Speaking in one of the top wind-producing states in the country, President Trump on Wednesday attacked wind energy for harming birds and being unreliable. 

“I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes and your factories,” Trump said at a rally in Cedar Rapids. After pausing for applause, he said, “As the birds fall to the ground.” This alluded to a favorite attack he has aimed at the rapidly growing wind power industry since his campaign, which is that turbines are responsible for harming birds. 

The wind energy criticism was odd given that Iowa has policies aimed at encouraging the development of wind power in the state. While Texas generated more wind energy than any other state in 2016, according to the Energy Information Agency, Iowa’s wind and solar output had the highest share of the state’s total electricity generation.  Read more…

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Miguel Cabrera uses his glove to lovingly inspect a fan’s beard


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Miguel Cabrera is the most fun player the MLB has had since Yogi Berra. He has give us reason after reason to fall in love with him and his antics, and this is just icing on the cake. 

During a 7-5 loss to the Mariners, the Tigers’ first basemen went to make a play on a foul ball down the first baseline, but caught something else in his glove instead. Something much better.

Cabrera became distracted by a fairly glorious beard in the front row and reached out to feel it, as one does, creating an especially tender moment between the two.  Read more…

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Facebook has a new mission—and its Chris Cox’s job to make it happen


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Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new mission statement for his company Facebook on Thursday: Bring the world closer together.

It’s Chris Cox’s job to figure out how to make that happen.

“We’re about to pass 2 billion people,” Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer, said in an interview ahead of the summit. “We’re taking the opportunity to revisit our mission statement which is important because we’re a mission-driven company. We’re going from connecting people to moving closer.”

Facebook is hosting its first-ever Communities Summit this week in Chicago, where Zuckerberg and Cox will be speaking to be about 300 Group administrators about the company’s new efforts, including five product updates.  Read more…

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