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Father and Son
Offbeat  (tags: father and son, justice, wrongfully convicted, government, family, humans )

Nancy
- 75 days ago - us2.campaign-archive1.com
Michael Morton with his son Eric and his grandaughter Christine, who is named after Michael's wife and Eric's mother. Michael was wrongfully convicted of his wife's murder and served nearly 25 years in prison. With the help of the Innocence Project...
California Kangaroo Skin Battle Heats Up
Offbeat  (tags: Kangaroo, animal skin, California, ban, government, kangaroo leather )

Scooby
- 83 days ago - sbs.com.au
The Australian government is urging California to abolish a ban on kangaroo skin imports, despite concerns from animal rights groups.
NY Food Banks Seek $16 Million in State Funding to Restock Their Barren Shelves
Offbeat  (tags: Food-stamps/card, children, economy, government, employment, spending, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 87 days ago - rt.com
Food banks across New York state are running out of food due to rising need and falling benefits. Now they are asking the state legislature for an additional $16 million in funding, just to keep the shelves stocked through the end of the year.
Asylum-Seekers Make Plea for Help to NZ Government - National - NZ Herald News
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, children, culture, ethics, government, humans, news, off-beat, unusual, world, women )

Sonya
- 87 days ago - nzherald.co.nz
Dont be fooled by propaganda from the New Zealand government. They dont help stateless people inside NZ who were born here. No money, no help.
India's Modi in Bangladesh to Conclude Land Swap Agreement
Offbeat  (tags: asia, government, India, Bangladesh, land swap, agreement, interesting )

Naoko
- 88 days ago - mainichi.jp
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday started a two-day visit to neighboring Bangladesh, during which he and his hosts will conclude a landmark land swap agreement to settle a long-running border dispute.
All Muslims Share the Same Islam   video
Offbeat  (tags: Islam, Muslims, culture, government, protection, society )

Penny
- 95 days ago - youtube.com
All Muslims share the same Islam. The establishment is always telling us that there are good, moderate Muslims and extremist, jihadist Muslims and that the two different kinds have nothing in common with each other.
India's Slum Children Push Politicians To Provide Clean Water, Toilets
Offbeat  (tags: government, children, goodnews, India, slum, clean water, water, healthconditions, destruction )

Naoko
- 98 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Struggling Indian kids have heard their government's promises, but they haven't seen much action - so they're taking matters into their own little hands.
Iraq Tries to Improve Human Rights Through Education
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, society, education, human rights, culture, government, protection, safety )

Penny
- 104 days ago - al-monitor.com
In a society where conservative religious trends and the rule of tribal law are on the rise, the dissemination of human rights principles is a difficult task.
Japanese Technology Revives Production of Delicious Palestinian Watermelons
Offbeat  (tags: government, goodnews, middle-east, palestine, Japan, watermelons, sweet, cooperation )

Naoko
- 106 days ago - mainichi.jp
Palestinian National Authority Minister for Agriculture Shawqi Al-Aissa, right, and Japan's special representative for Palestinian affairs Takeshi Okubo, left, try fresh watermelon in the West Bank village of Ein al-Beida, on May 18, 2015.
Israeli Pollution App Entrepreneurs to Be Feted at White House
Offbeat  (tags: pollution, Israel, app, Obama, President, US, environment, government, health, interesting, news, society, technology, unusual, world )

Penny
- 114 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Israeli entrepreneurs Ron Korber and Ziv Lautman are to be honored at the White House Monday, when they will be enrolled in the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) program, an exclusive club with fewer than 100 members consist
Eyeing Presidency, Bush Adopts 'Caveman' Diet
Offbeat  (tags: usa, government, republicans, food, diet, off-beat, Bush, Jeb Bush, president, candidate )

Naoko
- 132 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The former Florida governor, expected to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, is on the popular Paleo diet, which is based on what are believed to be the eating habits of the Paleolithic hunters and gatherers.
The Shoe That Grows Inspires Donations That Shock Its Inventor
Offbeat  (tags: climate, environment, healthconditions, GoodNews, government, green, habitat, humans, protection, politics, pollution, Sustainabililty, weather, world, abuse, activists, children, culture, education, ethics, family, fashion, freedoms, GoodNews, government )

Wendy
- 133 days ago - msn.com
Kenton Lee is the brain behind the innovative new shoe. He was working at a home for 140 HIV/AIDS orphans at a children's home in Nairobi when he saw that none of the children had shoes that fit. .THERE ARE -300 million children who do not have shoes.!
Tell @USDA and @HHSGov to Support Dietary Guidelines That Are Good for Public Health and the Planet!
Offbeat  (tags: research, healthcare, usa, government, ethics, world )

Julie
- 134 days ago - secure.sierraclub.org
Tell @USDA and @HHSGov to support dietary guidelines that are good for public health and the planet .
TorontoâEUR(TM)s Great Raccoon War Has Only Just Begun
Offbeat  (tags: toronto, racoons, John Tory, Mayor, food, animals, bizarre, business, culture, environment, food, funny, government, humans, humor, interesting, off-beat, society )

Lone
- 144 days ago - thestar.com
Mayor John Tory thinks a green bin dial is going to stop these mammals from re-devouring our food? He has underestimated the adorable furry enemy.
Stuck in Seattle - The Aggravating Adventures of a Gigantic Tunnel Drill
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, business, government, humans, interesting, off-beat, society, technology )

Kathy
- 154 days ago - bloomberg.com
About 20 workers wearing hard hats and reflective vests clump together on the edge of a chasm near SeattleâEUR(TM)s waterfront, peering down a hole 120 feet deep and 83 feet wide. The last men have been craned out of the pit in a yellow metal cage.

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