Those Spam Scammers Deserve a Special Kind of Hell

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to be necessary for getting me “the refund to which I was entitled,” I thought “this is nuts . . . this is a scam . . . goodbye.”

Pope Francis To US Bishops: Stay Out of Politics!

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The Pope had a long chat with reporters during a return flight from Slovakia to Rome. He was asked about the communion flap in the United States.

On a Tour with a Cartooning Librarian

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Equipped with her trusty pencil (maybe a pen now) she irreverently cartoons everything she spots during her strolls across the city: from vintage fire hydrants (would you believe we have 18,000?) to company logos stamped on the bricks that paved Seattle streets.

Biden’s EPA Finds a New Weapon in the War Against Alaska’s Pebble Mine

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving to permanently block the proposed Pebble Mine project, which would locate a mile-square copper and gold mine between two of the most productive river watersheds supporting the salmon fishery of Alaska’s Bristol Bay.

How Tennis Came to the Pacific Northwest

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The Olympic Tennis Club near Seattle’s Madison and Boren streets (atop First Hill, then a fashionable neighborhood) was founded in 1890, with courts scattered around and  early club dances held in a “large riding stable.” It was later named the Seattle Tennis Club and moved to Lake Washington.
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