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The Ann Coulter Jokes at the Rob Lowe Roast? They Really Were That Brutal, Washington Post
After Comedy Central's "Roast of Rob Lowe" filmed 10 days ago, word got out almost immediately: The event really became a roast of Ann Coulter. While Lowe was clearly the target of many jokes, all of the comedians and roasters on stage (host David Spade, Nikki Glaser, Jeff Ross, Jewel, Peyton Manning, etc.) aimed especially vicious material at the conservative commentator and fellow roaster — so much that Coulter herself dubbed it the "Ann Coulter roast with Rob Lowe." Read more.
Apple Unveils New Watch, iOS and iPhone 7, NBC Bay Area
Apple debuted a series of new updates and enhancements for its trademark line of technology products at a packed Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco Wednesday. But the tech giant also took something away: The familiar 3.5 mm headphone jack. Adding features to keep up with the competition, Apple took a risk Wednesday, hoping people are ready to get rid of their wired headphones. With Sia reminding guests how important music is to our lives, Apple introduced a new way to listen to tunes. The wireless headphones, which will be available for $159 starting in October, are called Air Pods. Read more.
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Dakota Access Pipeline Protests In North Dakota Turn Violent, NPR
Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota turned violent on Saturday. Demonstrators supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe faced off with private security officers from Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners. Video from the scene showed security officers threatening protesters with dogs. As All Things Considered reported, hundreds of Native Americans from tribes across the country have set up a camp near the construction site in North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineer approved the oil pipeline in July allowing it to run under the Missouri river close to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's reservation. Read more.
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NASA's Juno Spacecraft Captures The First Stunning Views Of Jupiter's Poles, IFL Science
Set faces to stunned, because NASA's Juno spacecraft has just returned the first-ever images of Jupiter's poles. We've sent spacecraft to Jupiter before, but we've never seen anything like this. The images were returned towards the end of last week, after Juno performed the first of its 36 scientific flybys of Jupiter on August 27. The spacecraft swung past Jupiter at a distance of 4,200 kilometers (2,500 miles), closer than any spacecraft has gone before. Read more.
Twitter to Mull its Future as Takeover Rumors Swirl Again, East Bay Times
Speculation that Twitter could sell itself to another company has reignited, and don't expect the takeover rumors or skepticism to fizzle out anytime soon. The company's board of directors is scheduled to meet Thursday and will be discussing Twitter's fate as a stand-alone company and the possibility of more layoffs, technology blog Recode reported Tuesday, citing anonymous sources. Twitter did not respond when asked about the rumors. Read more.
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Will the Diplomat Who Drove Into the Tree on Post Street Kindly Remove Their Honda Fit?SF Weekly
An anonymous tipster writes into say that a red Honda Fit with consular plates executed a poor parking job on the 700 block of Post Street near Leavenworth last evening, leaving the car overnight with one wheel on the sidewalk and causing a sapling recently planted by Friends of the Urban Forest to lean. While driving onto the curb is the kind of oopsie that any sober person could pull off, the fact that an entitled person hiding boorishly behind diplomatic privileges would just leave the car like that suggests that alcohol may have played a role. Read more.