guardianus Several #wildfires rage through the #drought-stricken hills of northern #California. In this photo, a resident of Lower Lake prepares to evacuate as the blaze approaches. Photo credit: Ken Porter/AP #Sacramento 4d

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guardianus Surfs up! The US Open of Surfing continues this weekend in Huntington Beach, #California. Photo credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images #surfing #summer #🏾 4d

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guardianus Animal rights activists continue to gather outside the dental office of Walter Palmer, the #Minnesota man accused of killing #Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Photo credit: Glenn Stubbe/AP 5d

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guardianus Uh oh, spaghetti cone: a #NewYorkCity restaurant @spaghettiincidentnyc is serving up the classic Italian dish...in a cone. Our writer Dave Bry anticipated disaster. Instead, he found it to be a "miracle of physics" - turns out the cone makes it easier to twirl the pasta on your fork. Also, it just looks pretty. Photo by @the_devon_knight. #footstagram #foodporn #nyc 6d

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guardianus Another look at the memorial set up today in #Lafayette as the community continues to mourn the loss of its loved ones, Jillian Johnson and Mayci Breaux. "With Deepest Sympathy: Jillian brought so much joy, inspiration, and goodness to the Lafayette community. I pray that you are able to find peace and healing." 2w

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guardianus A memorial for Jillian Johnson has been arranged at the boutique craft shop she owned with her husband in Lafayette, #Louisiana. Johnson was one of the victims of last night's #LafayetteShooting along with #LSU student Mayci Breaux. 2w

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guardianus If Caitlyn Jenner represents an elite gender transition, Alena represents those left behind. Her mother’s disapproval, the threat of violence in the deep south, and a lack of medical care means she must live in a male body she considers a "shell." "Nothing in me feels like Christopher," Alena says. Yet she dresses as a man, answers to the name of Christopher and plays a role that feels – day by day, hour by hour – to be existentially wrong. "It's hard trying to be something you're not in order to please people around you. I'm trapped." To read the feature article on Alena and to watch the full video, click the link in our bio or visit theguardian.com/society/transgender

By: @maeryan & @edpilkington / The Guardian #video #lgbtq #youth #family #mystory #genderidentity #longread
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guardianus Images taken by the #NewHorizons spacecraft were combined with color data to paint a new and quite beautiful portrait of #Pluto. See more photos revealed by #NASA today: theguardian.com/science/pluto

#PlutoFlyby #Science #Photography #Space #Science #SpaceExploration
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guardianus In January, Steve Goldenberg and his doctor joined a lawsuit against several district attorneys across New York that aims to legalize aid in dying – also called physician-assisted suicide. In April, state district attorney Eric Schneiderman made a motion to dismiss the suit.
Whether the judge decides to hear arguments, it's unlikely Goldenberg will survive to see the final outcome. "If I get to see spring, I'll be lucky," Goldenberg said. If throat cancer doesn't end his life, complications from diabetes or many illnesses related to AIDS will, he said. He wants his doctor to prescribe life-ending medication in case the pain becomes unbearable.
His doctor would like to help but could face manslaughter charges if he does.
Since December 2014, lawmakers in the District of Columbia and at least 25 states across the nation, including New York, have introduced so-called death with dignity bills. #assistedsuicide #deathwithdignity #endoflife #terminalillness
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guardianus The evolution of human understanding of #Pluto since the 1930s. (Can't get enough Pluto news and photos? See lots more: theguardian.com/science/pluto) #NASA #PlutoFlyby #Space #SpaceExploration #NewHorizons #LowellObservatory #Science #Video #GIF 3w

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guardianus Toy soldiers, plush animals, and of course, the famous floor piano @tomhanks danced across in Big. As a kid, no trip to #NewYork was complete before stopping at @FAOSchwarz, but last night, the best-known toy store in the world closed its #FifthAvenue doors for good. Photo credit: Everett/REX Shutterstock 3w

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guardianus President #Obama discusses the need to expand #Internet services and economic opportunity during a visit to the #ChoctawNation area in #Durant, Oklahoma, on July 15. Photo credit: @SabrinaSiddiqui/The Guardian #onassignment 3w

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guardianus Upon arrival at #Tinker Air Force Base, President #Obama is greeted by Oklahoma Gov. #MaryFallin. Photo credit: @SabrinaSiddiqui/The Guardian #onassignment 3w

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guardianus President #Obama touches down in #Durant, Oklahoma, where he announced a program to expand #Internet access in low-income areas.

Photo credit: @SabrinaSiddiqui/The Guardian #onassignment
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guardianus Because of #climatechange, Point Hope's former mayor said, "It's getting harder, the ice is thinner. We can't pull up the whale." This isn't just a problem for whaling captains, but for an entire community that depends on their harvest. : @katieorlinsky 3w

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guardianus In Point Hope, #Alaska, where a gallon of milk might be $12 at the village store, villagers depend on hunting and foraging for their meals. But after having its hottest year on record in 2014, #climatechange is threatening that way of life. Here a woman throws candy, clothes and furs during the village's traditional blanket toss. : @katieorlinsky 3w

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guardianus #Repost @guardian || #Shishmaref, a village on the island of Sarichef in the far north-west corner of #Alaska beside the Chukchi Sea, is where #Shell has been given approval to begin #oildrilling. The community, mostly made up of #Inupiat Inuit, is concerned about the plans, which add to the daily problems they already face as a result of #climatechange. See the next photo in this 4-part series at @guardian and read the full article at theguardian.com/environment. Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images #Energy #News #Indigenous #ChukchiSea #Ocean #Photography #Salmon #Culture 3w

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guardianus After half a century of waiting, after reams of speculating and much head-scratching, the community in #Monroeville, Alabama, finally came together at midnight on Monday to rejoice at the arrival of the second novel of its most celebrated child, #HarperLee. #GoSetAWatchman is being released today. If you already have your copy, share your thoughts with #TheGuardian as you read with #GdnWatchman on Twitter. If you don't have the #book yet, you can read the first chapter at theguardian.com/books or listen to #ReeseWitherspoon read it aloud.
Photo Credit: @EdPilkington/The Guardian
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guardianus #NASA has released the most detailed picture yet taken of #Pluto, captured by the #NewHorizons spacecraft, which is scheduled to hurtle past the dwarf planet today at more than 45,000 kilometers per hour. The #spacecraft has traveled some three billion miles over nine years to reach this spot. "The Pluto system is enchanting in its strangeness and its alien beauty," says lead scientist Alan Stern. Do you see a #heart on the surface, too? Pluto was discovered in 1930 at #LowellObservatory in #Flagstaff, Arizona. Follow the latest news about the mission at theguardian.com/science/pluto. #Space #Science #Universe #SolarSystem #Technology #KuiperBelt 3w

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guardianus #ScottWalker launches run as "president who will fight for America" at a crowded #Wisconsin rally (with protestors outside). Read #TheGuardian for news and analysis of #Walker16 and the entire batch of presidential contenders: theguardian.com/us (Photo: Zoe Sullivan/The Guardian)
#Election2016 #Politics #Republican #Democrat #News
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