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Portland State coach offers free beer for fans, pays $14,000 tab

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Portland State football coach Bruce Barnum found an easy way to get fans to his team’s home opener against Western Oregon last weekend. Turns out if you offer free beer, they will come.  And while it wasn’t as grand as a Field of Dreams plot-line, Barnum followed through on his......

Amazon has rewarded eight workers who got vaccinated with free cars or $100,000 payouts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon gave away cars and $100,000 cash bonuses to a handful of vaccinated warehouse workers as part of its running sweepstakes to encourage employees to get inoculated. Four warehouse workers and a Whole Foods employee were awarded cars worth as......

Sex Pistols at Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall films sell for £15k

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When the Sex Pistols played the first of two gigs at Manchester’s Lesser Free Trade Hall on 4 June 1976, there were actually only around 40 people in attendance, but as Tony Wilson, played by Steve Coogan, later pointed out in the film 24 Hour Party People: “There were 12......

Israel Captures Last 2 Palestinian Inmates Still Free After Prison Break

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here JERUSALEM — Israel on Sunday captured the last of the six Palestinian inmates who escaped a maximum-security prison nearly two weeks ago, ending an episode that Israelis saw as a humiliation of their security establishment and Palestinians celebrated......

U.S. Seeks to Block Bankruptcy Plan That Would Free Sacklers From Opioid Claims

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department moved on Thursday to block a bankruptcy plan that grants broad legal immunity to the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma, whose drug OxyContin has been at the heart of the nation’s opioid epidemic. William K. Harrington, the U.S. trustee for the Justice Department, filed a motion......

Six Soon-to-Be Free Agents Who Could Use a Strong Finish

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With just a few weeks left in the regular season, the free agents for the class of 2022 are running out of time to establish their value before hitting the open market. Many of them—such as Carlos Correa, Max Scherzer and Freddie Freeman, among others—have already established their price range.......

List of all the Free Stuff Available Online: Free Stuff Giveaways, Sweepstakes, and Classifieds

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click to enlarge Everyone loves to get free stuff, but it can be difficult to know exactly where to find all the best free things. Free items aren’t often advertised, and it usually takes a lot of digging to find things you want. Fortunately, we’ve done the digging for you!......

Missouri prosecutor seeks to free longtime inmate Kevin Strickland, who many believe is innocent

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A Missouri prosecutor has filed a motion asking a judge to exonerate a man who has been imprisoned for four decades for a triple murder that she and many others do not believe he committed. The motion, filed Saturday and......

Are Censures of Politicians a Form of Free Speech or a Threat to It?

New York Times
Judge Davis acknowledged that the board had also imposed some punishments more concrete than a reprimand, like making Mr. Wilson ineligible for reimbursement for college-related travel. Those additional penalties, the judge wrote, did not violate his First Amendment rights. Mr. Wilson’s lawyers told the justices that the power to censure......

Wisconsin school district opts out of free lunch program for students

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Natalie Prieb A Wisconsin district’s school board has opted out of a federal program providing all students free lunch, making it the only district in the state to do so, according to WISN.  The school board in Waukesha had opted......

Housing, jobs and free calls: How businesses are supporting Afghan refugees

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Afghan refugees are led to a bus taking them to a refugee processing center upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia August 25, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Businesses are rushing to support the thousands of refugees that......

Amazon Web Services will give free USB security keys to some employees of U.S.-based customers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon and then CEO of web services at Amazon.com Inc., speaks during the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images......

14 Best Hookup Apps That Work: Try Top Casual Dating Apps For Free

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Many people refer to dating casually as simply hooking up with others with no strings attached in this modern world. It’s become entirely normal not to want to be in a committed relationship until you feel that you’re ready. Hell, some people never want to be committed, and that’s totally......

Airbnb offers free accommodation for 20,000 Afghan refugees

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58315378?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA “As tens of thousands of Afghan refugees resettle around the world, where they stay will be the first chapter in their new lives. For these 20,000 refugees, my hope is that the Airbnb community will provide them with not only a safe place to rest and start over, but......

‘Free Guy’ outpaced a key box office metric this weekend, adding $18.8 million to domestic tally

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jodie Comer and Ryan Reynolds star in 20th Century Studio’s “Free Guy.” Disney A charismatic Ryan Reynolds and good word-of-mouth helped Walt Disney’s “Free Guy” stay at the top of the box office. The film added another $18.8 million domestically......

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