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In the Arizona desert, coal era burns out for Navajo

BLACK MESA, Ariz. — Tradition has it that the spiritual forerunners of the Navajo people picked this spot — the high mesa land of the American Southwest — and assured the Navajo they had reached a kind of promised land. The Diné, or “children of the Holy People,” as the Navajo call themselves, were taught not to stray from the land bracketed by four sacred mountains, where they would never know the earthquakes, tornadoes and other calamities that beset their neighbors. The Navajo scratched out a living from the sparse…

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Entertainment 

Forget Pokemon Go Groudon launch news, trainers could be getting big Gen 3 update

Pokemon Go Groudon Raids are live and could be followed by another big Gen 3 update. While Trainers have until January 15 to catch the Ground-type Legendary Pokemon, something more unusual could be on the way.  According to dataminers, moves connected to one of Pokemon’s stranger Pocket Monsters have recently been added to the game. Delibird is a Gen 2 Pokemon that has one very unique move; it’s signature Present, allows for special items in its tail that can cause damage or heal its opponent. For obvious reasons, this new…

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Science 

Montecito's misery: Ash rains in California wildfire battle

The blaze broke, which broke out nearly two weeks ago, is one of California’s largest wildfires in decades (AFP Photo/Robyn Beck) Montecito (United States) (AFP) – Ash rained down Saturday on the dry hills and multi-million-dollar homes of Montecito, where firefighters chased spot blazes fanned by winds in one of California’s largest wildfires in decades. The fire, named “Thomas”, broke out almost two weeks ago and is now the state’s third-largest wildfire since 1932. On Saturday it led to evacuation orders for areas in Santa Barbara County, including Montecito more…

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Technology 

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ best and worst: Our global review – CNET

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has finally landed in theaters, and CNET writers and editors the world over made the Kessel Run to go see it right away. Opinions? Star Wars fans, with opinions? You know it, and we aren’t holding back, so be warned that the impressions we share below are full of spoilers. Haven’t seen the movie yet but need details now? Click on our official, spoiler-free review and head over to our guide outlining everything we know about the film. And here’s another warning: You WILL find spoilers ahead, so if…

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Meet America’s first all-LGBTQ city council

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Palm Springs, California, is now being represented by the nation’s first entirely LGBTQ city council. Yes, all five members of the city council identify within the LGBTQ community, and they represent every letter in the acronym. With last month’s election, the pentad arrives in a conflicting political landscape, where LGBTQ politicians have picked up historic wins while the Trump administration and a number of states are rolling back some of the gains the…

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Third Sea Lion Attack in a Week Prompts Swimming Ban at San Francisco Park

“I haven’t had a single sea lion or wildlife attack like this.” More Swimming is temporarily banned at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park Cove after a string of sea lion attacks. The latest attack happened Friday morning when a man was bitten on his upper thigh, the Los Angeles Times reported. The most recent incident led Aquatic Park Cove to ban swimming at least through Monday. “I’ve only been part of the unit for two years now and I haven’t had a single sea lion or wildlife attack like this,” San…

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The best comedies on Netflix this January – CNET

‘Tropic Thunder’ (2008). DreamWorks Pictures If you could use a good pick-me-up, why not watch a good comedy? We’re here to help. We’ve rounded up the best comedy movies (and thrown in a couple of stand-up specials to boot) that are available on Netflix right now.  Admit it: You could use a good laugh. ‘Taladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’ (2006) Metacritic score: 66 One of Will Ferrell‘s best comedy movies, “Taladega Nights” follows Ricky Bobby’s (Ferrell) absurd and hilarious rise to the top of the Nascar standings, bringing…

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Mario Batali fired from ‘The Chew’ amid sexual harassment scandal

LOS ANGELES — Mario Batali has been fired from “The Chew.” The ABC daytime cooking show has officially parted ways with Batali, following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against the celebrity chef. Earlier this week, Batali was asked to step away from “The Chew,” while ABC reviewed allegations of groping and inappropriate behavior stretching back at least two decades, which was published by the foodie website, Eater. Mario Batali on “The Chew.” Lorenzo Bevilaqua / ABC via Getty Images “Upon completing its review into the allegations made against Mario Batali,…

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Pokemon Go news: Gen 3 update, Legendary Raid reveal, new event

It has now been revealed that new evolution items have been added to Pokemon Go. A Niantic update made to the official Pokemon Go support site confirms that two additional items can be collected to evolve Pocket Monsters. While it appears that references to these items may have been removed since, the Pokemon Hub reports that both Deepsea Scale, Deepsea Tooth were part of an extended list. In Generation 3, the Scale and Tooth are used to evolve a Clamperl into a Gorebyss or a Huntail. And this means that…

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