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BREAKING NEWS: Yard Abatement Last Straw

The scuttlebutt on the streets is that City and State officials have had it. This mayhem must be stopped! Reports at this time indicate that a contingency of armored vehicles has been commissioned from Redstone Arsenal with backup to arrive from Ft. McClellan within the week. Residents will be asked to move, and if they refuse, their homes will be bulldozed while they are still inside.

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Joe Burrow, No. 1 LSU lock up a spot in College Football Playoff, dominating No. 4 Georgia 37-10 in the Southeastern Conference championship game. @AP_Top25 http://apne.ws/Ekd7i39

Weekend Reads: AP obtains list of 629 girls and women from across Pakistan sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. Pakistani investigators compiled the list while working against trafficking networks exploiting the country’s poor and vulnerable. http://apne.ws/jBSn5lY

The acclaimed film “Portrait of a Lady” is a love story involving two women, directed by a woman, that is a powerful testament to the creative vision of women. http://apne.ws/aeX3d4l

Today marks 78 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor. A dozen survivors are among those gathering for a remembrance ceremony at the Hawaii naval base. http://apne.ws/MUnOoHb

Amazon has signed a lease for more office space in New York City after pulling out of a much bigger deal for a new headquarters in Long Island City. Is there a lesson? That’s under debate. http://apne.ws/HMr2ibv

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WordPlay »

‘Toilet’ originally meant “dressing table,” from the diminutive ‘toilette’ of French ‘toile’ (“cloth”)

Later, plumbing was placed in the private dressing rooms of homes, hence the sense development:

cloth>dressing table>room>plumbing fixture

#toilets

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/word-history-of-toilet

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