Sounds That Defined/Tortured TikTok in 2020

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TikTok is a place that is simultaneously mostly bad and mostly good, a singular paradox that sustains itself on the collective manic energy produced by the general suffering of human existence. How this gets expressed on the app varies. Evangelical teens preach hell and brimfire on girls who wear skirts, while active-duty soldiers do viral dances in towns the U.S. government has drone bombed for decades. On

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Joe Biden could end new fossil fuel drilling on public lands

This is the Dec. 17, 2020, edition of Boiling Point, a weekly newsletter about climate change and the environment in California and the American West. Sign up here to get it in your inbox.

It’s been nearly five years since the chilly February morning when I shuffled into the back of a conference room at Salt Lake City’s convention center to watch the federal government auction off oil and gas

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Children’s Home needs tools for distance learning

Caregivers at the Sacramento Children’s Home on Sutterville Road in Sacramento have been scrambling in recent weeks to make sure that 20 foster boys in their residential program have enough time on computers and tablets to participate in online schooling and enjoy leisure time.

“Usually the boys would attend local community schools,” said Todd Koolakian, director of philanthropy. “However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the boys have been doing distanced learning

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Foster youth in Sacramento need laptops and iPads for distance learning

Caregivers at the Sacramento Children’s Home on Sutterville Road in Sacramento have been scrambling in recent weeks to make sure that 20 foster boys in their residential program have enough time on computers and tablets to participate in online schooling and enjoy leisure time.

“Usually the boys would attend local community schools,” said Todd Koolakian, director of philanthropy. “However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the boys have been doing distanced learning

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You can pay to push the button to implode Trump Plaza in Atlantic City

One of President Donald Trump’s former Atlantic City casinos will be blown up next month, and for the right amount of money, you could be the one to press the button that brings it down.

The demolition of the former Trump Plaza casino will become a fundraiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City that the mayor hopes will raise in excess of $1 million

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Gateway parks builds tubing hill bigger than ever at Eagle Island State Park

EAGLE, Idaho — The tubing hill at Eagle Island State Park is bigger and better than ever as Gateway Parks took advantage of an early cold spell to make a mountain out of snow.

“We were able to open on Thanksgiving Day,” said Ryan Neptune of Gateway Parks. “We have made more snow than we made the last two seasons combined this year.”

The tubing hill gives families easy access

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