Heather Schwedel

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The peach emoji used to symbolize someone's butt, but now, like nearly everything else, it's become political.

Sexy peach emoji becomes rallying cry for democracy

The peach emoji used to symbolize someone's butt, but now, like nearly everything else, it's become political.

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