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Texas Executes Man Despite Intellectual Disability, IQ of 67
Offbeat  (tags: execution, disability, Texas, USA )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - rt.com
The state of Texas executed Robert Ladd on Thursday via lethal injection, after the Supreme Court rejected arguments from the American Civil liberties Union (ACLU) that he was mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.
Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline
Offbeat  (tags: Oil, Pipeline, Politics, Senate, USA )

Ray
- 12 hours ago - rt.com
The Republican-controlled Senate passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, prompting a showdown with President Barack Obama, who has promised to veto the legislation.
âEUR~Being Poor Is Not a CrimeâEUR(TM): Civil Group Files Lawsuit to Help Man Imprisoned for Failing to Pay Fines
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Court, Crime, USA )

Ray
- 13 hours ago - rt.com
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a federal lawsuit against officials in DeKalb County, Georgia after a judge imprisoned a black teenager who was too poor to pay $838 in fines. It all started with a traffic ticket near his home.
Florida 'Zombie Cat' Crawls Out of Grave
Offbeat  (tags: animal, domestic cat, zombie cat, Florida, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - m.bbc.co.uk
A cat in Florida has had surgery after apparently clawing its way out of his grave following a collision with a car.
NJ Cops Shoot 9 Times, Kill Black Man Who Had His Hands Up
Offbeat  (tags: shooting, blackman, cops, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
Police in New Jersey have released a video showing two police officers shooting a black man dead
Lolita the Killer Whale Could Be Released If Put on Endangered List
Offbeat  (tags: animals, killer whale, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
In the next few days the authorities in the United States will decide whether to put killer whales on the list of endangered species.
Yellowstone Park Ships 200+ Bison to Slaughter, More Planned âEUR" Conservation Group
Offbeat  (tags: amimals, bison, yellowstone, slaughter, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
Yellowstone National ParkâEUR(TM)s bison population is about to start getting much smaller, as the park has reportedly sent at least 200 bison to slaughter in an effort to cull the winter population by approximately 900 animals.
Florida Police 'Used Mug Shots of Black Men' for Target Practice
Offbeat  (tags: black Americans, Police, USA )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
At a time when police public relations are strained over the shootings deaths of black men by white cops, people are asking why North Miami police would use pictures of real black men at the firing range.
Live in the U.S.? DON'T Tie a Yellow Ribbon on Your Dog's Leash
Offbeat  (tags: lawsuit-happy attorneys, owner knows they have a dangerous dog, Australia (where it originated), Itís my job as a responsible dog owner, excuse to shoot some breeds on sight, dogs, protection, pets, AnimalWelfare, activists, safety, usa )

Kelly
- 15 days ago - debmcalister.com
One of the memes making the rounds on Facebook urges dog owners of shy or skittish dogs to tie a yellow ribbon onto the dog's leash.
Human Brain Deletes Useless Memories to Stay Tidy - Research
Offbeat  (tags: Health, SciTech, USA )

Ray
- 17 days ago - rt.com
The mechanism, which prevents the human brain from being littered up by outdated and useless memories, has been uncovered by US scientists.
Searching for Soccer on An Indian Reservation
Offbeat  (tags: Sport, Soccer/Football, Native Americans, USA )

Ray
- 18 days ago - bbc.co.uk
BBC Pop Up's Benjamin Zand is exploring the state of the beautiful game in the US. This time round, it's South Dakota. The state is home to nine Indian reservations and over 75,000 Native Americans.
Former Angola Guards Sentenced Over Brutal Beating of Inmate
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, USA )

Ray
- 19 days ago - rt.com
Three former corrections officer at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, LA were sentenced this week over a 2010 attack in which a restrained inmate with a severely beaten with a metal baton.
Obama's Free Community College Plan Has $60 Billion Price Tag
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Education, Global economy, Globalization, History, Information Technology, Intelligence, Modernization, USA )

Ray
- 19 days ago - rt.com
President Barack Obama proposed offering two years of community college free of charge to Americans "willing to work for it," and the White House announced Friday the plan would cost $60 billion over 10 years.
Investigation Launched Into CIA Torture Report's Censored Content
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Terrorism, UK, USA )

Ray
- 19 days ago - rt.com
An in-depth investigation into vital unanswered questions raised by the US Senate's startling report on CIA torture and rendition has been launched in the UK.
Iowa Cop Shoots Woman Dead in Front of Family, While Trying to Pacify Their Dog
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Police, Shooting, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 20 days ago - rt.com
An Iowa cop shot and killed a 34-year-old woman in front of her husband and four-year-old son. Witnesses say he was aiming for the family dog, which startled him as he was trying to break up an argument between the couple.
 

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