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I knew the Ford Taurus would come back into style: Hillary Clinton officially launched her campaign for the Democratic nomination for president in a video address on Sunday. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, among her likely Republican challengers, told his supporters “it’s up to us to stop her.”

We’d like to take the opportunity here to congratulate all of those who held on to their vehicles from 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 or 2004 with bumperstickers for a Bush or a Clinton for their thriftiness and foresight.

Cruisin’ for a bruisin’: Six Greenpeace activists who boarded an oil rig bound for Seattle six days ago to protest offshore drilling have now abandoned the rig because of rough seas.

The protesters vowed to return, and next time, they said, they will remember to bring the Dramamine.

Channel-surfing the vast cultural wasteland: The FYI network moves the backyard makeover concept to Australia with the premiere of “Outback Nation” tonight at 10.

Here’s a drinking game for adult viewers: Take a swig from your can of Foster’s Lager every time you hear the host say, “That’s not a knife (or shovel or rake or wheelbarrow). … Now, that’s a knife (or shovel or rake or wheelbarrow).”

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FILE — In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, provided by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Chelbee Rosenkrance, of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, holds a male sockeye salmon at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in Eagle, Idaho. Wildlife officials said Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, that an emergency trap-and-truck operation of Idaho-bound endangered sockeye salmon, due to high water temperatures in the Snake and Salomon rivers, netted enough fish at the Granite Dam in eastern Washington, last month, to sustain an elaborate hatchery program. (Travis Brown/Idaho Department of Fish and Game via AP, File)
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Patricia Gambis, right, talks with her 4-year-old twin children, Emma, left, and Etienne in their home, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Maplewood, N.J. Gambis' husband, an FBI agent, has been working without pay during the partial United States government shutdown, which has forced the couple to take financial decisions including laying off their babysitter. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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