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VIDEOS: Unprecedented Mining Disaster in Brazil Devastates Village, Wildlife, Fishing Economy

Brazil is suing two multinational mining companies connected to the collapse of a dam that killed 13 people and displaced hundreds, while ravaging river ecosystems and polluting part of the Atlantic Ocean with mud and wastewater containing toxic levels of mercury, arsenic and other metals.

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VIDEO: John Oliver Advocates for Ridding Our Pockets and Our Country of Pennies

In this year’s last episode of “Last Week Tonight,” the HBO host takes on a cause he feels is incredibly achievable—a small change, if you will.

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The Penny:  That’s Just Our $.02

Now that U.S. pennies are more of a nuisance than a useful form of currency, given their ever-so-rapidly evaporating value (no offense, Honest Abe), and now that it costs the government nearly two cents to make each penny, why don’t we just toss them altogether?  (Hint:  It has to do with lobbyists.)

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