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Portland — A Tale Of Two Cities

In every city, there are many cities, many different versions of a place. Portland takes that multiplicity to a different level. There's the city that some residents praise as a kind of eden: full of bike paths, independent small businesses, great public transportation and abundant microbreweries and coffee shops. And then there's the city where whole stretches of busy road are missing sidewalks. It's the city where some longtime African American residents feel as if decades of institutional racism still have not been fully addressed. In this episode of SOTRU, we spend time in both Portlands.

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The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

Bloody Mary's have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They've become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America
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The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

Bloody Mary's have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They've become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America
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Donald Trump In 9 Quotes And 200 Seconds

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.
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No More Standing By The Spigot: Messaging App Alerts Water Availability

A startup in India — where an aging, ad hoc system limits water availability — is using text messages to let people know when their faucets should work, so they don't waste hours awaiting the deluge.

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