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Looking for Meaning in a Starbucks Coffee Cup

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It was hard not to feel like an alien from another planet this week. To sum up the news, a presidential candidate was asked if he’d have aborted a hypothetical baby Hitler; students at an Ivy League university demanded the resignation of a professor for suggesting students ought to be allowed to choose their own Halloween costumes; and another presidential candidate is fending off claims that she wears a wig.

Believe it or not, these are not the dumbest news items that made actual media headlines, however.

That honor goes to a man in Arizona who was triggered by the absence of a cartoon snowflake on his favorite high-priced coffee.

In case you were — enviably — just living your lives this week, let me get you up to speed.

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