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Yellowstone Park Ships 200+ Bison to Slaughter, More Planned âEUR" Conservation Group
Offbeat  (tags: amimals, bison, yellowstone, slaughter, USA )

Ray
- 1 day 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
- 7 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), , excuse to shoot some breeds on sight, dogs, protection, pets, AnimalWelfare, activists, safety, usa )

Kelly
- 11 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
- 13 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The mechanism, which prevents the human brain from being littered up by outdated and useless memories, has been uncovered by US scientists.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
- 14 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
- 14 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
- 14 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
- 14 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
- 15 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.
New York City Moves to Ban Plastic Foam Containers
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Law, Politics, SciTech, Science, USA )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is moving forward on a plan to ban city food establishments from using plastic foam containers because of the harm they cause the environment. The ban will leave restaurateurs and food vendors in a bind.
Lawsuit Seeks to Uncover Truth About Offshore Fracking in Gulf of Mexico
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Fracking, Law, USA )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
​Environmentalists filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, DC this week in an attempt to force the United States government into disclosing details about any hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, being done in the Gulf of Mexico.
Charlie Hebdo Suspects Were on British Terror Watch List for Years
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, France, Intelligence, Terrorism, UK, USA )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
The two brothers accused of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris have been on a British watch list for the last four years.
Are NY Police Turning Their Back on Crime?
Offbeat  (tags: Police, Crime Fighting, Policing, New York, USA )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.co.uk
If you're inclined to park illegally, or jump a red light, or exceed the speed limit, has there ever been a better time to be in New York?
NYPD Facing $3mil Lawsuit for Nightstick Attack Caught on Video - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Court, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 18 days ago - rt.com
A Brooklyn man is planning to file a $3 million lawsuit against the city of New York alleging excessive force was used against him by a nightstick-wielding NYPD officer in November.
US Retailer Pulls Chinese Dog Treats Fearing They Killed 1,000 Pets
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Food, Health, USA )

Ray
- 18 days ago - rt.com
A major US pet retailer, Petco, has announced the removal of all China-made dog food from stores over concerns it could have caused the death of some 1,000 pets. The move will likely cost the company tens of millions of dollars.
 

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