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July 31, 2018

IN THE NEWS: LAWSUITS FILED OVER 3D GUN PLANS

UNDATED (AP) — Eight states are suing the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun. The suit claims the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a threat to public safety — and a boon to terrorists and criminals. Officials say 1,000 people have already downloaded blueprints for AR-15 rifles. But gun industry experts say they doubt criminals would go through the trouble of buying the expensive printers needed to make the weapons. They also say the guns themselves tend to disintegrate quickly — and traditional rapid-fire weapons are so easy to come by.

IN THE NEWS: CALIFORNIA LAWSUIT - TWITTER

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California residents are suing a state senator for blocking them from a social media account. Suzanne Rummel and Marlene Burkitt have sued Democratic Sen. Richard Pan of Sacramento. Pan is a doctor — and both women’s accounts show they opposed his efforts to promote universal vaccinations of children. A spokeswoman for the lawmaker declines to comment on the lawsuits. The suits are similar to those filed against President Donald Trump for blocking critics of his administration from his Twitter feed. Back in May, a federal judge ruled Trump can’t block people from his Twitter account — because it would violate the First Amendment.

ON THE WEB: BIG MAC TURNS 50

CYBERSPACE (AP) — If you know what “two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and a sesame seed bun” mean — chances are you have a few gray hairs sprouting from your head. That’s because those items represent the “recipe” for McDonald’s Big Mac. The company is celebrating the golden anniversary of the double-decker burger, which was launched in 1968 — and made iconic by its popular jingle. Mickey D’s says it will continue offering the Big Mac, even though many younger customers of the fast-food restaurant have never sampled one, much less know the iconic jingle.

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021800-w-311:04-(Warren Levinson, AP correspondent, with excerpt from 1974 McDonald’s commercial.)-“Warren Levinson, New York”-50 years on, McDonald’s and fast-food evolve around Big Mac (30 Jul 2018)

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021801-a-188:88-(Excerpt from 1974 McDonald’s commercial.)-“sesame seed bun”-50 years on, McDonald’s and fast-food evolve around Big Mac (30 Jul 2018)

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by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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