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Suspected Nazi War Criminals Collecting 'Millions' in Social Security - Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Law, Military, Politics, Protest, Robert Bridge, Scandal, Security, USA )

Ray
- 19 hours 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
- 1 day 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
- 4 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 )

Offline
- 4 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
- 4 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
- 6 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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- 6 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
- 7 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
- 9 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.
The Battle to Make Tommy the Chimp a Person
Offbeat  (tags: Legal Battle, Court, Animal, USA )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Tommy is 26. He lives alone behind a trailer sales park in upstate New York. His hobbies include watching cartoons. He is also a chimpanzee. And now Tommy is at the centre of one of America's more curious legal battles.
White Woman Defends Black Man From US Police
Offbeat  (tags: Police, brutality, high-tech society, USA )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Perhaps it's a reflection of our high-tech society. Every day seems to bring new videos of alleged police brutality, where law enforcement officers employ questionable tactics when dealing with black suspects.
Seattle to Recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day on Columbus Day
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Europe, Human rights, Piracy, Protest, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 13 days ago - rt.com
Native Americans have often complained about the insensitivity of the Columbus Day holiday. Seattle's City Council has attempted to address this complaint, but now some Italian-Americans claim the new resolution downplays their own cultural heritage.
Dead Bear Cub Found in CENTRAL PARK and NYPD Is Investigating Animal Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: Bear cub, Central Park, New York, USA, animal cruelty, dead bear cub )

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- 13 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A dead bear cub has been found in New York's Central Park Monday morning - and the New York Police Department is investigating it as a case of animal cruelty.
Dallas Damage Control: Ebola-Positive Man Possibly Infected 10 in Texas
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Biology, Ecology, Health, Obama, Robert Bridge, USA )

Ray
- 16 days ago - rt.com
US health officials are monitoring 10 quarantined people who had contact with a Liberian man infected by the deadly Ebola virus. The individuals are being checked regularly as medical officials play down the risk of an outbreak.
US Ebola 'Blunder' Stokes Anger
Offbeat  (tags: Virus, Ebola, Health, Anger, Dallas, USA )

Ray
- 16 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Until Tuesday the US plan for responding to the presence of the Ebola virus on its soil existed only on paper. When Thomas Eric Duncan ended his journey from Liberia in Dallas, Texas, last week that hypothetical situation became a reality.
 

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