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Wall St. set for higher open on earnings enthusiasm

Wall Street was set to open higher on Thursday, as upbeat quarterly results from Cisco and Walmart helped investors look past strained relations between the United States and China after Washington blacklisted Chinese telecom giant Huawei.
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Aaron Hicks’ insane catch seals wild Yankees win
MINNEAPOLIS — Welcome to Arena Baseball, where no lead is secure and protective netting is needed to keep fans safe while seated in fair territory. After scoring five runs in the eighth to take a one-run lead, the Yankees watched Zack Britton give up a two-run homer to Miguel Sano in the home half of...
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Miss America pageant leaving Atlantic City for Connecticut
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — There she is. Here she isn’t. Miss America is leaving Atlantic City for the second time, trading one casino town for another in a move that caps a whirlwind of change at the nearly century-old pageant. This year’s pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Connecticut in Uncasville, Connecticut, the...
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Daimler second-quarter hammered by Takata, diesel charges
Luxury carmaker Daimler said it would intensify cost cuts after legal risks for diesel-related issues and the cost of replacing Takata airbags triggered a 1.56 billion euros ($1.74 billion) loss before interest and taxes in the second quarter.
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Deutsche Bank posts 3.15 billion euro second-quarter loss on restructuring costs
Deutsche Bank said on Wednesday that it posted a loss of 3.15 billion euros ($3.51 billion) in the second quarter as a result of costs for a major restructuring.
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Tokyo Olympics unveil gold, silver, bronze medals 1 year ahead of games
TOKYO — Gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medals were to get their first public viewing on Wednesday as Tokyo organizers marked exactly a year until the games open. Fans, sponsors and politicians were celebrating the day around the Japanese capital, displaying placards and clocks showing 365 days to go until the opening ceremony on July...
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Mueller to testify at hearings with high stakes for Trump, Democrats
Former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies to Congress on Wednesday at a pair of televised hearings that carry high stakes for President Donald Trump and Democrats who are split between impeaching him or moving on to the 2020 election.
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DoorDash CEO announces that now your tips will go to delivery workers
Earlier this year, news reports exposed that not only did DoorDash (and others, like Instacart) sometimes lower its payout to delivery workers when customers tipped, its payment system didn't make clear that this was happening. Last month it changed...
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They became millionaires and retired at 31. They think you can do the same
The authors are part of a new movement called Fire that encourages people to save intensively to retire early – even when they start out in povertyGrowing up in poverty in rural China, where her family collectively lived on as little as $0.44 a day, Kristy Shen learned to make decisions based on pragmatism rather than passion from a young age.On her first ever trip to a toy shop aged eight, after her family moved to Canada, she declined the offer of a teddy bear in favour of a cheaper one and requested that her father send the remainder of the money to their family in China. As a teenager, she chose to be a computer engineer, ignoring her dream to be a writer, based on a formula she devised to rank the best value university courses based on tuition fees versus future pay. And as an adult, any domestic disagreements with her husband, Bryce Leung, are generally won or lost based on who makes the best mathematical case. Continue reading...
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Europe’s patchwork of abortion laws is absurd. Rights must be made universal | Prune Antoine
I was stunned to discover that abortions, strictly speaking, are still not legal in GermanyWhen I was 30, in 2011, I had an abortion. I was living in Berlin, a city known, since the fall of the Wall, for championing freedom. Or at least it was until attention turned to my womb. Born in France in the 1980s, and brought up on the internet, the Erasmus European studies programme and love without borders, I was under the happy illusion that everything relating to women’s bodies – from abortion to assisted reproduction – was covered by rights secured after long, hard struggles. Related: Brexit effect forces women to go to Netherlands for abortions Continue reading...
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In Norway, I finally found out what it means to be a truly independent woman | Hasina Shirzad
After leaving Afghanistan I was unprepared for life in a country where tasks are not strictly divided between the sexesMy life story might be summed up like this: I’ve travelled from one of the worst countries in the world for women to one of the best countries. I am an Afghan refugee in Norway. Adaptation is a process, and comparing these two countries would be totally unfair but I would like to share my insights into what it feels like to be an independent woman in both countries. Related: This is Europe: stay close with the Guardian’s email updates Continue reading...
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‘I don’t think Erica would still be alive without a specialist learning disability doctor’ | Saba Salman
The UK’s first physician for those with complex needs could help save lives and reduce health inequalitiesThe first doctor specialising in profound and multiple learning disabilities in the UK is set to be recruited later this year. Hull clinical commissioning group (CCG) took the decision to employ a specialist PMLD doctor to support adults with complex needs after the condition of a patient, Erica Carlin, improved dramatically following the care she had received for serious digestive and bowel problems from a palliative care doctor trained in learning disabilities.Three years ago, doctors had told Carlin’s family to prepare for her death. They said they could no longer treat the then 34-year-old, who has epilepsy and profound multiple learning disabilities. Today her health is stable. She lives in residential care in Hull near her family and enjoys trips to the local park. Continue reading...
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‘It was too much loss. I fell apart’: Samantha Mathis on River Phoenix and her career revival
The actor kept quiet for years about witnessing her then-boyfriend dying outside the Viper Room in 1993. But rediscovering her love for stage acting gave her the strength to move onIt took more than 25 years for Samantha Mathis to acknowledge how her life was shaped by one horrific night in 1993.On 30 October that year, Mathis found her boyfriend convulsing on the pavement outside the Viper Room nightclub on Sunset Boulevard. Despite being told by the man he was with to “leave him alone … you’re spoiling his high”, she ran back inside to find his brother, who called 911. By the time the paramedics arrived, her boyfriend had stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, having overdosed on cocaine and heroin. Continue reading...
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Amazon Echo Show 5 review: smaller, cheaper Alexa display
Camera shutter, tap gesture, better speakers and 5.5in screen make for an appealing smart alarm clockAmazon’s latest Echo Show 5 Alexa smart display is smaller, cheaper and has improved privacy, but is a £79.99 5.5in screen with a camera ready to replace your alarm clock in the bedroom?The Show 5 isn’t the first Alexa smart display aimed at being your bedside clock. The Echo Spot, with its pleasingly round screen and ball-like shape, was released in 2018 and is still available for £120. Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson can use his affinity with Trump to calm the crisis over Iran | Suzanne Maloney
As the standoff in the Gulf continues, the new prime minister must work with the US on a constructive approach to TehranBoris Johnson is taking the helm with an urgent crisis brewing in the Gulf, where Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker threatens to pull the UK and the international community into the escalating friction between Washington and Tehran. But in crisis there is opportunity, and the new prime minister should use his affinity with Donald Trump to de-escalate responsibly while reinforcing the battered transatlantic relationship around Iran.Tehran has accused the tanker, the Stena Impero, of colliding with a fishing boat and violating international regulations. However, the seizure came shortly after Iranian leaders threatened to retaliate for the British seizure of an Iranian-flagged vessel in Gibraltar over suspicions that the ship had violated European Union sanctions on Syria. Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson's claims of 'side deals' are 'pure rubbish', EU says
New Tory leader said no-deal Brexit would be less painful because of ‘side deals’ with BrusselsBoris Johnson’s claims that crashing out of the EU with no deal would be less painful because of a series of “side deals” that the UK has already done with Brussels have been dismissed as rubbish by the EU.Johnson made the assertion several times during his campaign to be the new leader of the Conservative party and EU officials are now concerned that this was being spun as a new post-Theresa May “truth” after the claims were repeated by supporters in recent days. Continue reading...
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Only when we laugh: now even dad jokes can be funny | Rebecca Nicholson
A new study shows that laughing is more enjoyable when we do it together. And TV comedy hits, from Friends to Ab Fab to Father Ted, have tapped into this There are few things more likely to raise the hackles of a comedy snob than the notion of “canned laughter”. A sitcom with a laugh track – not so much canned, these days, as a recorded live audience reaction – implies that it will be an old-fashioned sort of comedy. We are living in an era that rewards a more naturalistic approach.Gag-soaked sitcoms such as 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which barely give you time to honk before moving on to the next one-liner, do not feel the need to guide you to the punchline. Continue reading...
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Millions wasted in failed NHS hospital closure programme
Shake-up of north-west London hospitals has failed, according to leaked documentTens of millions of pounds have been wasted on a major failed hospital closure programme, according to an internal NHS document passed to the Guardian.A confidential, draft document circulated to NHS North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups, which serves more than 2 million Londoners, admits the blueprint for one of the NHS’s largest planned reorganisations has failed. Continue reading...
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'You have to face a bully': Castro brothers unite against Trump's race-baiting
Presidential hopeful Julián and Texas congressman Joaquin stand up with one voice against president’s anti-immigration policiesThey were born a minute apart, Julián at 2.40am and Joaquin at 2.41am, and for the next 20 years were virtually inseparable.They went to school together, played tennis as a doubles team, shared classes at Stanford and Harvard law. They look and speak so identically that local media in their hometown of San Antonio, Texas, have posted quides on how to tell them apart. Continue reading...
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Is See You Soon the most hilariously awful film of the year?
A troubled footballer falls for a Russian single mother in a romantic drama so catastrophically incompetent that it’s destined for cult statusIt’s getting harder and harder to find truly enjoyable bad movies. Cinemas are now almost exclusively full of franchise instalments too expensive to invite any sort of risk. The low-budget stuff has discovered how to paper over flaws with a veneer of cheap self-awareness. Sometimes, most disappointingly of all, when a film has badness baked into its very DNA – like this year’s genuinely ludicrous McConaughey/Hathaway noir Serenity – the result is just unacceptably boring when it should have been spectacularly silly.A great bad film – a film where nothing is left on the table, where the script is weird and the budget is squandered and the sex scenes are startlingly graphic and there’s at least one screen legend who looks constantly terrified – just doesn’t come along very often. So when it does, it should be celebrated. Reader, allow me to celebrate See You Soon. Continue reading...
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US surveils border activists and blocks their work, lawsuit says
ACLU alleges that government has hampered humanitarian work as it targeted organizers on a secret databaseThe US government has interfered with humanitarian aid work at the US-Mexico border by monitoring activists, restricting their travel and detaining them, a new lawsuit alleges.In a complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday against Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the FBI, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) alleges that the US government surveilled three not-for-profit organizers, who were included in a secret US database of more than 50 activists and journalists that was leaked earlier this year. The surveillance efforts hampered the activists’ relief efforts on both sides of the border, according to the the complaint. Continue reading...
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Shop til they drop: the play that takes us inside an Amazon warehouse
Using testimonies from anonymous workers, a new Edinburgh show explores what it’s like to work for the world’s richest company. Its creators takes us on a fact-finding tourA black box floats beneath our feet, containing a barrel of whey protein, 24 cans of Monster Energy and a Winnie the Pooh toy. It disappears through metal grates to be sorted, packed and sent off for next-day delivery. At 700,000 square feet, Amazon’s warehouse in Rugeley, Staffordshire, is roughly the size of 10 football pitches. By the time the box has crossed into the teeming tangle of conveyor belts, we’ve moved down one of the endlessly stretching walkways. There’s more than an echo of the corridors from The Shining – only these are meticulously colour-coded.Over the last decade, Amazon, the most valuable company in the world, has repeatedly been criticised for allegedly monstrous working conditions. Jobs have been described as damaging to mental and physical health, with reports of workers walking up to 15 miles daily, of breaks too short, pay too low and overtime compulsory. (Speaking about its employees, Amazon recently told the Guardian: “We work hard to ensure they are provided a safe, comfortable, and modern work environment.”) Continue reading...
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The UK is at its most combustible. And now it’s led by a man who plays with matches | Aditya Chakrabortty
As our economy stutters and our politics turns sour, Boris Johnson will be trying to outflank Nigel Farage and the hardcore BrexiteersMe, me, me. That’s always been the bottom line for Boris Johnson, hasn’t it? And it’s what we’re all going to get now. A whole summer season devoted to just one man. His debut speech outside his new home on Downing Street! His first set of ministers to play with! His very own poll bounce!Morsel after marvellous morsel shall be served up in the papers and on TV by Conservative MPs and commentators. For his boosters, there will be the first 100 days of speeches and photo ops, and endless bloviating optimism. For his critics, there will be his vast yellowing back catalogue of falsehoods and flubs. For Johnson, all of them wind around to the same fabulous end: him, him, him. Continue reading...
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What Zack Wheeler thinks of his mysterious Mets future
The command was pinpoint. The breaks were sharp. The radar gun expressed no concern. Zack Wheeler threw 30 pitches Tuesday afternoon, and walked off the Citi Field mound, ready to return from the shoulder impingement that has kept the right-hander out since July 7. Wheeler’s next trip to the mound could mark his final appearance...
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Climate change protesters arrested after super-gluing themselves to US Capitol
Seventeen climate change protesters were reportedly arrested Tuesday night in a demonstration where members of their activist group superglued themselves to an underground entrance of the US Capitol. At least 16 environmentalists from Extinction Rebellion staged the sticky demonstration, where they affixed themselves to subway entrance doorways between House office buildings and the Capitol, according...
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Hong Kong protests: China blames 'black hands' of US for unrest
Foreign affairs ministry and state media accuse US of seeking to bring down the region Beijing has blamed political unrest in Hong Kong on “black hands” from the US, advising America to remember that “Hong Kong is China’s Hong Kong”.“We can see that US officials are behind such incidents. Can US officials honestly tell the world what role they played and what are their aims?” said, Hua Chunying, a ministry of foreign affairs spokeswoman, on Tuesday. Continue reading...
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KKR buying Australian Tim Tam cookie maker from Campbell for $2.2 billion
KKR & Co said it is buying Campbell Soup Co's Australian snacks unit Arnott's Biscuits that will give it ownership of top-selling cookie brands such as Tim Tam, in a deal local media reported was worth $2.2 billion.
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Alibaba opens door to US sellers on its oldest platform
Helping US merchants access its platform will help Alibaba.com compete against the likes of Amazon.
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Philippines' Jollibee buying U.S. firm Coffee Bean for $100 million
Philippines' Jollibee Foods Corp said on Wednesday it is buying U.S. brand Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for $100 million.
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Las Vegas tops Seattle for 6th straight home win
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Mets’ Jason Vargas is doing wonders for his trade value
If the Mets are looking to shop Jason Vargas, now might be the best time. Through six innings against the Padres on Tuesday, Vargas allowed just one hit and recorded eight strikeouts, three of which came against Fernando Tatis Jr., Pete Alonso’s closest competitor for NL rookie of the year honors. Vargas threw 99 pitches...
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Man with over 70 convictions throws coffee on baby days after release from jail: cops
A Seattle man was arrested over the weekend and accused of throwing coffee on a baby — just two days after he’d been released from jail after serving eight months for randomly punching a man. Q13 Fox reported that the suspect, Francisco Calderon, has been convicted more than 70 times, and 14 of those convictions...
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Snap stock spikes 9% fueled by new Android app and AR photo lenses
Snap's Snapchat beat analysts’ estimates for user growth and revenue, getting a boost from a better Android app and new augmented reality photo lenses.
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Report: FTC to Accuse Facebook of Using 2FA Numbers for Ads, Hiding Facial Recognition Settings
The Federal Trade Commission recently attracted scorn from congressional Democrats for fining world-spanning social network Facebook just $5 billion rather than tens of billions after the company failed to abide by the terms of a 2011 settlement with the agency on user privacy. But the FTC still has more dirt to dish…Read more...
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‘Inspirational’: Teen boy with no arms lands 20-inch box jump
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Neil Armstrong's family 'paid $6m by hospital' in wrongful death claim
Settlement reportedly reveals hospital’s fears of adverse publicity over family’s allegations of botched surgery A hospital has paid the estate of astronaut Neil Armstrong $6m in a confidential agreement to settle allegations that post-surgical complications led to his death seven years ago, according to court documents.The 2014 settlement went to 10 relatives of the space explorer who made history 50 years ago by becoming the first man to walk on the moon. They included Armstrong’s two sons, sister, brother and six grandchildren, according to documents filed with the Hamilton county probate court in Cincinnati, Ohio which became publicly available on Tuesday. Continue reading...
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Starbucks to expand delivery with Uber Eats across U.S in early 2020
Starbucks Corp said on Tuesday it would expand its partnership with Uber Eats to deliver food and coffee throughout the United States in early 2020.
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South Korean petrol stations refuse to fill up Japanese cars amid growing boycott
Sales of holidays, beer and even tickets to see Butt Detective the Movie slump amid trade tensionsPetrol stations and garages in South Korea are refusing to fill up or service Japanese cars as part of a growing boycott of Japanese goods sparked by trade and political tensions.Sales of trips to Japan, Japanese beer and even tickets for the anime work Butt Detective the Movie have all been affected, and there are demonstrations outside Japan’s embassy in Seoul, though some now worry the campaign is setting Koreans against each other. Continue reading...
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Robert Mueller faces Congress for pair of blockbuster public hearings
Robert Mueller arrives on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning for the most highly anticipated hearings so far of this presidency, with the potential to reset the narrative about his two-year investigation into President Donald Trump.
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Grimacing Gary Sanchez forced out of Yankees game with injury
The Yankees kept reiterating Gary Sanchez was healthy. Now the struggling catcher really might not be. Sanchez exited Tuesday night’s game against the Twins in the top of the eighth inning after running to first on a ground out. The 26-year-old appeared to grimace after crossing the first-base bag, and was replaced by backup Austin...
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Uber Freight launches in Germany, faces local competition
U.S. ride-hailing company Uber is launching a freight platform in Germany, taking on local technology startups in a race to grab a share of Europe's $500 billion trucking market.
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Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral Wants to Say Something About the Rom-Com But Can’t Find the Words
Mindy Kaling's rewrite of the Richard Curtis movie lacks what made the original a classic—namely, cleverness and charm
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On the frontline of the abortion wars: 12 hours in a besieged clinic
Rachel is a doctor who provides abortions. She commutes 10 hours each way to work in an area of Alabama that would otherwise not provide the procedure at allRachel hunches down in the seat of a Chevrolet rental, adjusting her disguise in the mirror. She pulls down a fedora to partly cover her face, but isn’t convinced it offers enough cover. She puts on a pair of oversize sunglasses.While the combination conceals her face, it is also not an inconspicuous sight in the pre-dawn Friday hours in a run-down neighborhood in Montgomery, Alabama. Continue reading...
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Italian PM to address claims League sought money from Russia
Allegations far-right party in coalition accepted funding to be discussed in parliamentItaly’s prime minister will address the country’s senate on Wednesday to discuss allegations that the far-right League party sought money from Russia.Giuseppe Conte, a technocrat whose appointment was key to the brokering of a coalition between the League and the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), said he would speak to parliament after Matteo Salvini, the deputy prime minister and leader of the League, refused to bow to pressure from M5S to give a detailed response to the claims. Continue reading...
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100m bacteria a day keep the doctor away, apple research suggests
Study finds organic apples have more diverse and balanced bacterial communityThe impact of an apple a day in keeping the doctor away may be partly down to the beneficial bacteria it carries and their subsequent colonisation of your gut, according to scientists.A study has found that a typical apple carries more than 100m bacteria. Some of these microbes are important in maintaining a healthy gut environment, or microbiome, says Prof Gabriele Berg from Graz University of Technology, Austria, one of the authors of the research. Continue reading...
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Another "Straight Pride Parade" proposal submitted
An organizer said the parade is a cultural response to, "anyone that supports the LGBTQ lifestyle"
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Suárez homers again, leads Reds overt Brewers 14-6
Eugenio Suárez hit his third two-run home run in two games and the Cincinnati Reds battered Zach Davies for seven runs in a 14-6 rout over the Milwaukee Brewers       
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Sun Yang and Swimming Descend Into a Battle Over Doping
The six-time Olympic medalist seems to attract every complaint his fellow swimmers have about doping in the sport. It’s all boiling over at the world championships.
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'Straight pride' parade planned in Modesto
A group has applied for a permit to hold a "straight pride" parade in Modesto next month.
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