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Toxic 'red tide' algae, Church of Trump, 11 year old hacker and more

• Aug 14, 2018 at 10:03 AM

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USA TODAY: President Trump fires back at 'wacky' Omarosa: 'Apprentice' tapes don't exist

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump fired back at former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, who claimed she heard tapes where Trump used the "n-word" during the filming of "The Apprentice."

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THE GUARDIAN: Toxic 'red tide' algae bloom is killing Florida wildlife and menacing tourism

This year, 267 tons of marine life, including thousands of small fish, 72 Goliath groupers, and even a 21-ft whale shark have washed up on the beach since July – thanks to a a disastrous “red tide” of toxic algae.

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THE ATLANTIC: The Church of Trump

As Americans have left organized religion, they haven’t stopped viewing politics as a struggle between “us” and “them.” Many have come to define us and them in even more primal and irreconcilable ways.

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QUARTZ: An 11-year-old hacked a mock Florida election site in 10 minutes

Though the website in question was a mere replica of the Florida Secretary of State website, the hack points to the larger vulnerabilities of the election infrastructure in the US.

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ONE COOL THING: How millennials killed mayonnaise

While I wasn’t watching, mayo’s day had come and gone. It’s too basic for contemporary tastes — pale and insipid and not nearly exotic enough for our era of globalization. Good ol’ mayo has become the Taylor Swift of condiments.

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