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Aldi takes on U.S. rivals, it's easy to become obese in America, Brock Turner loses appeal and more

• Aug 9, 2018 at 11:20 AM

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USA TODAY: A year after Charlottesville rally, white nationalists enter mainstream conversation

A year after torch-carrying white nationalists at the “Unite the Right” rally shocked the nation by marching through Charlottesville, Virginia, the movement appears more fragmented than ever but also riding a series of policy wins implemented by the Trump administration.

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VOX: It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.

It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even larger coffins.

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REUTERS: Aldi takes on U.S. rivals with scores of new products

BATAVIA, Ill. (Reuters) - German-owned discount supermarket Aldi Inc [ALDIEI.UL] is rolling out scores of new products in the United States, it said on Thursday, in an aggressive push to expand in the country even as rivals are struggling in a drawn-out price war.

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BUZZFEED: Brock Turner has lost his appeal and remains guilty of sexual assault

The former Stanford University student who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman outside a fraternity party in 2015 lost his appeal Wednesday.

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ONE COOL THING: This watermelon cooked like a ham is grossing out the Internet

A New York City restaurant is serving up whole smoked watermelon ham. Yes, you read that correctly: watermelon ham. It’s watermelon smoked like a meat—and the internet is troubled by it. The plant-based and vegan-friendly dish takes about four to six days to prepare and is only available for patrons who order it at least a week in advance, BuzzFeed reports.

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