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Understanding Black America and the Spanking Debate
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Abuse, Spanking Debate, Black America, USA )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
The NFL football star Adrian Peterson's child abuse scandal has sparked a national debate in America about spanking children and the growing illegality of certain kinds of "abusive" corporal punishments. In a personal piece,
Sibling Bullying Increases Depression Risk
Offbeat  (tags: children, Sibling, health, University of Oxford, UK )

Ray
- 13 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Being bullied regularly by a sibling could put children at risk of depression when they are older, a study led by the University of Oxford suggests.
Arizona Forces Statuary Rape Victim to Pay Child Support
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Crime, Law, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 17 days ago - rt.com
A 24-year-old Arizona man is being asked to pay more than $15,000 in child support for a daughter he fathered at the age of 14 -- and didn't know existed until two years ago.
Hero Pit Bull Saves Boy From Bee Swarm
Offbeat  (tags: pit bull, boy, bee swarm, attacked, swarm of bees, Oregon, children, dogs, humans, pets, protection, safety )

Lone
- 23 days ago - abc7.com
A family's pit bull is being called a hero for dragging a little boy to safety after he was attacked by a swarm of bees near his Oregon home.
He Could Go to Jail for Defending Workers
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, activists, children, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, environment, fashion, ethics, humans, government, health, law, media, news, politics, safety, sadness, rights, travel, violence, world, government, healthconditions, humans, politics, 'CI )

Wendy
- 23 days ago - action.laborrights.org
Andy Hall,a British citizen,Thai company called Natural Fruit. Hall found serious rights abuses at one of Natural Fruit's pineapple canning factories, including child labor, illegally low wages, confiscation of identity documents, harrassment.......>
Whoa! - Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat and Never Has Been Company Insists
Offbeat  (tags: business, culture, design, funny, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, society, world, bizarre, children, business, culture, design, funny, humans, humor, interesting, off-beat, society, unusual, world )

Caree
- 24 days ago - news.msn.com
Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: "But she's got whiskers!" The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pyjamas isn't a
In America, Children Come to Guns Early
Offbeat  (tags: Guns, Children, USA )

Ray
- 24 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.
What Do Parents in Ferguson Tell Their Children?
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Education, Ferguson, Missouri, USA )

Ray
- 28 days ago - bbc.co.uk
For the second week, a school district in Ferguson, Missouri has cancelled classes to keep students and parents secure.
Cassidy, the Three-Legged Hero
Offbeat  (tags: women, pets, off-beat, news, interesting, humans, dogs, americans, children, pictures, safety, performance, CoolStuff, health, healthy, travel, animalwelfare, suffering, rescued, GoodNews )

Kelly
- 28 days ago - dogchannel.com
Why it is so important to offer your services to your local rescue as a foster. Cassidy, a 5-year-old Shetland Sheepdog-Australian Shepherd mix was found by the side of the road, buried under piles of litter. ~ THIS IS BABY
Terminally Ill Girl Gets Puppy After Internet Scam
Offbeat  (tags: animals, business, children, crime, culture, goodnews, humans, off-beat, pets, society )

Lone
- 29 days ago - abc7.com
A terminally ill girl now has a puppy after her mother tried to buy one from an online ad, but was scammed instead.
Giant Rubber Duck Floats Into Los Angeles Port to Join Tall Ships Festival - Video
Offbeat  (tags: arts, children, culture, design, funny, humans, humor, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, unusual, world )

Caree
- 30 days ago - ph.news.yahoo.com
Sure to bring a smile to your day..The giant bathtub toy at six-stories tall - the largest in the world, is part of an art installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. Since 2007, the gigantic duckie has called at ports and harbors across the globe.
VIDEO - Playful Beluga Whale Teases Kids
Offbeat  (tags: beluga whale, kids, mammal, animals, children, culture, humans, off-beat, society )

Lone
- 31 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Watch their brilliant reaction as the mischievous mammal then turns his back on the pair, pretending to have forgotten about them, only to turn around and startle them again and again
Gentle Giant Tibetan Mastiff Plays With Little Girl
Offbeat  (tags: Tibetan Mastiff, girls, animals, children, dogs, humans, off-beat, pets, society )

Lone
- 32 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Tibetan Mastiffs might look huge but they do get along well with kids! This two-year-old Tibetan Mastiff, named Simba, is a gentle giant and is best friends with his little owner Weiwei.
Big Tobacco Fuming: Philip Morris Threatens to Sue Over Plain Cigarette Packaging
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Health, Law, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 37 days ago - rt.com
Philip Morris International, the world's largest tobacco company and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is prepared to sue the British government if it implements a law requiring plain packaging of cigarettes.
VIDEO - Adorable Dog Desperately Tries to Save Fish, Melts Hearts in the Process
Offbeat  (tags: fish, animals, children, dogs, humans, off-beat, pets, protection, safety, society )

Lone
- 38 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
A dog discovered fish lying on the pavement. Desperate to revive them, the dog with "a heart of gold" frantically started splashing them with the water from nearby puddles. Plus OTHER VIDEOS
 

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