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Woman Working 4 Jobs to Make Ends Meet Dies While Napping in Car Between Shifts
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Economy, Health, Police, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs, who sometimes "wouldn't sleep for five days," according to a co-worker, died Monday while napping between shifts in her car on the side of the road.
Family Sues Georgia Police for Tasering Man 13 Times Before He Died
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Clashes, Court, Crime, Health, Human rights, Law, Police, Scandal, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
The family of a man who died after police used a stun gun on him as many as 13 times while he was handcuffed has filed a lawsuit against the two former officers of East Point, Georgia, according to the family's lawyer.
Arizona Shooting: America and Gun Control
Offbeat  (tags: Guns, Gun Control, Arizona shooting, Arizona, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Questions over gun ownership and control have arisen again in the US following the accidental killing of a shooting range instructor by a nine-year-old girl as he showed her how to use an Uzi sub-machine gun.
In America, Children Come to Guns Early
Offbeat  (tags: Guns, Children, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
This week, a nine-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun accidentally shot to death her weapons instructor. Not all Americans grow up shooting guns - but those who do often start young.
Thousands Protest Police Violence in New York, Call for Justice in Chokehold Death (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Police, Protest, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
Thousands of people gathered on New York's Staten Island on Saturday as they protested against police violence and called for justice in the case of an unarmed man killed by an officer via an illegal chokehold.
What Do Parents in Ferguson Tell Their Children?
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Education, Ferguson, Missouri, USA )

Ray
- 8 days ago - bbc.co.uk
For the second week, a school district in Ferguson, Missouri has cancelled classes to keep students and parents secure.
Weird and Wacky Facts About All 50 States - Video
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, funny, humans, humor, interesting, odd, off-beat, society, unusual, USA )

Caree
- 11 days ago - msnvideo.msn.com
Do you know which state features mashed potato wrestling matches? How about the state where you're never more than 6 miles from a lake? Find out if they're yours.
#BBCtrending: Military Tactics in US 'War Zone'
Offbeat  (tags: Shooting, Police, Violence, War Zone, Ferguson, Missouri, USA )

Ray
- 12 days ago - bbc.co.uk
After the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police in the US state of Missouri, and the violence that followed, questions have arisen about the police reaction.
US Income Gap Widest in Decades, Based on Housing Market Data
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Economy, Employment, Global economy, USA )

Ray
- 17 days ago - rt.com
The income gap among metropolitan regions in the United States has reached new heights based on home prices in 2013, according to a new report.
Will SeaWorld's Financial Woes Force It to Free the Whales?
Offbeat  (tags: Sea world, orcas, captivity, share, cruelty, USA )

Marie
- 18 days ago - takepart.com
The company's stock plunges as it admits animal rights protests are driving away customers.
Japan Paid ¥380 Million in Compensation for Accidents Caused By U.S. Military Personnel
Offbeat  (tags: usa, asia, troops, military, crime, Japan, compensation, burden, Okinawa, SOFA )

Naoko
- 19 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Under the agreement, which forms the legal framework for U.S. military personnel operating in Japan, the Japanese government is obliged to cover 25 percent of compensation for incidents that occur during U.S. military duties, even if Japan played no role
U.S. Denies Protections for Wolverines, Outrages Conservationists
Offbeat  (tags: USA, Idaho, denies, protection, sad news, wolverines )

Marie
- 19 days ago - uk.mobile.reuters.com
U.S. wildlife managers on Tuesday denied federal protections for rare wolverines, outraging conservationists but pleasing Western states that opposed adding the reclusive but feisty member of the weasel family to the endangered and threatened species list
America's 'Inexorably' Botched Executions
Offbeat  (tags: capital punishment, botched executions, history, USA )

Ray
- 30 days ago - bbc.co.uk
If there seem to have been a lot of botched executions in the US recently, there have. It turns out that lethal injection - by far the most common method of execution in those states that still practise capital punishment -
Who, What, Why: How Do You Get Your Face on the Dollar?
Offbeat  (tags: currency, dollar, USA )

Ray
- 31 days ago - bbc.co.uk
President Barack Obama has endorsed a young girl's suggestion to feature a woman on printed US currency. But what does it take to get a new face on a $5, or even $50 bill, asks Debbie Siegelbaum.
Last Crew Member of Enola Gay Dies in U.S.
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, death, Enola Gay, hiroshima )

Naoko
- 33 days ago - mainichi.jp
The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in the southern state of Georgia.
 

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