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North America Gears Up for Partial Eclipse
Offbeat  (tags: partial eclipse, moon, sun, USA )

Ray
- 10 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Skywatchers in North America will be treated to the fourth and final eclipse of the year on Thursday.The partial solar eclipse - which occurs when a new moon hides part of the Sun
'Fracking Loophole' Allows Drilling Companies to Use Unregulated Toxins - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, Health, USA )

Ray
- 10 hours ago - rt.com
A number of US oil companies are taking advantage of the so-called "Halliburton Loophole" to circumvent federal legislature regulating diesel-based fluids in fracking, instead exploiting the environment with even more toxic chemicals, new report says.
Remembering Ben Bradlee
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Watergate, USA )

Ray
- 11 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
No-one took on the aura of the swashbuckling newspaperman with more style than Ben Bradlee, who became one of the great editors. He loved the life, but he was also a man of steel.
Prison Guard Sexually Assaults Dozens of Inmates, Strikes Deal to Avoid Jail Time
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Court, Crime, Education, History, Law, Police, Politics, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 11 hours ago - rt.com
A former Kentucky corrections officer charged with dozens cases of sexual assault, drug trafficking and misconduct all of which he admitted will serve no jail time. In a plea deal he gets seven years of probation.
Earth (Spectacular New Desert Time-Lapse)
Offbeat  (tags: geological, Arizona, USA )

Ray
- 12 hours ago - bbc.com
A stunning geological formation, known as the Wave, has been captured on film as never before.
Suspected Nazi War Criminals Collecting 'Millions' in Social Security - Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Law, Military, Politics, Protest, Robert Bridge, Scandal, Security, USA )

Ray
- 3 days ago - rt.com
US taxpayers have paid millions of dollars in Social Security benefits to dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals, even after they were forced out of the United States, an investigation by the Associated Press has found.
Blame Game: Karl Rove Covered Up Discovery of Chemical Weapons in Iraq
Offbeat  (tags: WMD, Iraqq, Politics, Pentagon, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
Karl Rove, a powerful senior advisor to President George W. Bush, is to blame for covering up the discovery of nearly 5,000 chemical munitions in Iraq, Republican insiders told the Daily Beast.
Fracking Triggered 400 Earthquakes in Ohio, Study Finds
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, Science, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town. This is the second report on the Utica Shale this year. The town is one of very few where the quakes took place on a fault.
Dog Quarantined for Ebola in His New Home as Owner Receives Treatment for Deadly Disease
Offbeat  (tags: Bentley, dog, quarantined, new home, Ebola, USA )

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- 7 days ago - mirror.co.uk
This is Bentley the dog's new home while his Ebola-suffering owner is kept in isolation at a hospital.
Brooklyn Man Freed After Serving 29yrs for False Murder Conviction
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, History, Human rights, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - rt.com
Coerced by police into a murder confession as a teenager, Brooklyn man David McCallum was finally released today after serving 29 years behind bars.
Missing US Parrot Ditches English to Switch to Spanish
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Bird, Accent, USA )

Ray
- 9 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Four years after disappearing, a pet parrot has returned home in Torrance, California, having ditched his British accent and switched to Spanish.
Can Your Pet Get or Spread Ebola?
Offbeat  (tags: Pets, animals, contact, Ebola, USA, Spain )

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- 9 days ago - theinternetpetvet.com
Recently a nursing assistant in Spain contracted Ebola, and tragically her dog was confiscated and euthanized in spite of the limited risk her dog could have potentially posed. The picture above is of her late dog, Excalibur.
Cops Caught Using Millions in Seized Assets on Surveillance Gear, Weapons and Clowns
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Law, Mass media, Police, USA )

Ray
- 10 days ago - rt.com
An investigation concerning the use of federal civil forfeiture law by local law enforcement agencies across the United States has exposed problems with a routine but rarely discussed police tactic.
Amnesty International Slams US in Death Penalty Report for Executing Mentally Disabled Prisoners
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Japan, Law, Pakistan, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
Human rights group Amnesty International has published a report criticizing nations, including the United States, for allowing inmates with mental or intellectual disabilities to be executed -- a violation of international standards, the group wrote.
 

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