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15 Bizarre U.S. Laws About Dogs That Will Make You Go "%#&?"
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, bizarre, law, usa )

Dan
- 2 hours ago - goo.gl
"...So here's a list of the strangest laws regarding dogs in the U.S. Some of these will make you go, "Whaaaaaaaaaat?" and some will make your jaw drop from disbelief....." Feature article on today's ANS :-)
New Scrutiny of Goldman's Ties to the New York Fed After a Leak
Business  (tags: world, usa, society, politics, money, lies, investments, investing, humans, government, finance, economy, dishonesty, cover-up, corruption, corporate, business, abuse, Goldman Sachs, New York Fed, confidential, source, Lower Manhattan, Banker )

Darren
- 1 day ago - dealbook.nytimes.com
From his desk in Lower Manhattan, a banker at Goldman Sachs thumbed through confidential documents -- courtesy of a source inside the United States government.
Urge Compliance With International Law on Torture
World  (tags: humanrights, violence, usa, ACTION PLEASE, torture, law )

Rose
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Urge United States to comply with international laws on torture When the United Nations reviewed the United States' statement of compliance regarding torture, they found it lacking. While the United States did state that it would not torture detainees
Seven of the 30 Largest Corporations in US Paid More to Their CEOs Than They Did in Taxes, Study Finds
Business  (tags: usa, money, politics, ethics, corporate, corruption, abuse )

Michael
- 2 days ago - theguardian.com
Here's an entertaining little bit of enlightenment on Representative Democracy for all to contemplate. How do YOU spell oligarchy?
Obama To Unveil Immigration Plan On Thursday
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: immigration, obama speech, immigration crisis, USA )

Cal
- 2 days ago - npr.org
President Obama says he will announce the executive actions he's taking to "start fixing our broken immigration system" during a speech to the nation at 8 p.m. ET Thursday.
Four Sordid Tales of Selfishness of the Super-Rich
Society & Culture  (tags: class warfare, habits of the rich and famous, ethics, culture, family, ethics, dishonesty, police, law, politics, society, usa )

Cal
- 3 days ago - alternet.org
Perhaps delusion helps privileged people rationalize their greed.
#BBCTrending: Arnold Abbot, 90, Vows to Feed Homeless Despite Arrest Threat
Offbeat  (tags: OAP, Male, Homeless, Law, Florida, USA )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old Florida man, has been called a hero for opposing new restrictions on feeding the homeless outdoors in Fort Lauderdale.
Ban the Sale of Ivory in the United States PETITION
Animals  (tags: elephants, ivory, USA )

Anna
- 5 days ago - secure3.convio.net
Tell the Obama Administration: Lead the global charge to ensure a future for elephants. Ban the sale of ivory in the United States.
TTIP: Cameron Pledges Support for EU-US Trade Deal
Business  (tags: world, usa, europe, society, politics, news, humans, government, economy, business, trade, investments, TTIP )

Darren
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
David Cameron has pledged to put "rocket boosters" behind plans for an EU-US free trade deal. The UK prime minister said EU and US leaders had met and all agreed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) "is a deal we want".
Missouri KKK: We Will Use 'Lethal Force' Against Ferguson Protesters
Offbeat  (tags: Hate crimes, Human rights, Police, Politics, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
The Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is threatening to use "lethal force" against protesters in Ferguson who threaten their safety, equating some demonstrators to "terrorists."
Two Wrongfully Convicted New Yorkers Awarded $9mn After Serving 16 Years in Jail
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
After serving 16 years in prison on double murder charges they were wrongfully convicted for, two New York City men have reached a $9 million settlement deal with local and state officials.
US to Increase Nuclear Weapons Spending - Pentagon
Offbeat  (tags: Air Force, Military, Navy, Nuclear, Scandal, Security, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has announced an overhaul of how the US nuclear weapon arsenal is maintained, calling for billions of dollars in investment to address recent security violations and low morale among nuclear-force management.
Monsanto Sues Hawaii County Over GMO Ban
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Ecology, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - rt.com
Two biotechnology behemoths have followed through with vows to sue Hawaii's Maui County for passing a law last week that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
The American Government Is Funding Human Trafficking
World  (tags: humanrights, world, usa, government, Human Trafficking )

Rose
- 7 days ago - newrepublic.com
n September 2012, President Obama issued an executive order asserting a zero tolerance policy for government contractors who violated human trafficking laws.
#BBCtrending: Springsteen Performance for Veterans Panned
Offbeat  (tags: Veterans Day, Concert, honour military service, heroism, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The Concert for Valor in Washington, DC on Tuesday was intended as a Veterans Day celebration for US military personnel - as popular musicians and celebrities took to the stage to honour military service and heroism.
 

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