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15 Bizarre U.S. Laws About Dogs That Will Make You Go "%#&?"
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, bizarre, law, usa )

Dan
- 1 day ago - goo.gl
"...So here's a list of the strangest laws regarding dogs in the U.S. Some of these will make you go, "Whaaaaaaaaaat?" and some will make your jaw drop from disbelief....." Feature article on today's ANS :-)
#BBCTrending: Arnold Abbot, 90, Vows to Feed Homeless Despite Arrest Threat
Offbeat  (tags: OAP, Male, Homeless, Law, Florida, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old Florida man, has been called a hero for opposing new restrictions on feeding the homeless outdoors in Fort Lauderdale.
Missouri KKK: We Will Use 'Lethal Force' Against Ferguson Protesters
Offbeat  (tags: Hate crimes, Human rights, Police, Politics, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - rt.com
The Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is threatening to use "lethal force" against protesters in Ferguson who threaten their safety, equating some demonstrators to "terrorists."
Two Wrongfully Convicted New Yorkers Awarded $9mn After Serving 16 Years in Jail
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - rt.com
After serving 16 years in prison on double murder charges they were wrongfully convicted for, two New York City men have reached a $9 million settlement deal with local and state officials.
US to Increase Nuclear Weapons Spending - Pentagon
Offbeat  (tags: Air Force, Military, Navy, Nuclear, Scandal, Security, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - rt.com
United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has announced an overhaul of how the US nuclear weapon arsenal is maintained, calling for billions of dollars in investment to address recent security violations and low morale among nuclear-force management.
Monsanto Sues Hawaii County Over GMO Ban
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Ecology, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, USA )

Ray
- 8 days ago - rt.com
Two biotechnology behemoths have followed through with vows to sue Hawaii's Maui County for passing a law last week that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
#BBCtrending: Springsteen Performance for Veterans Panned
Offbeat  (tags: Veterans Day, Concert, honour military service, heroism, USA )

Ray
- 8 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The Concert for Valor in Washington, DC on Tuesday was intended as a Veterans Day celebration for US military personnel - as popular musicians and celebrities took to the stage to honour military service and heroism.
Monsanto to Pay $2.4mn to Farmers Over 2013 GMO-Wheat Scare
Offbeat  (tags: GMO, Health, Monsanto, Science, USA )

Ray
- 8 days ago - rt.com
GMO giant Monsanto will have to fork out $2.4 million to settle a lawsuit with US wheat farmers after its genetically engineered strain, supposedly banned and scrapped a decade ago, was found alive and well in Oregon in 2013.
California Police Spent $45mn on Spy Gear With Little Oversight
Offbeat  (tags: Information Technology, Intelligence, Police, Security, Social networks, USA )

Ray
- 9 days ago - rt.com
Police departments across California spent more than $45 million on surveillance equipment over the course of a decade with little to no legislative or public oversight - and without the public's knowledge, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
US and China Leaders in 'Historic' Greenhouse Gas Emissions Pledge
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, environment, globalwarming, CO2emissions, greenhouse gas, China, USA )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
China and the US have unveiled new pledges on greenhouse gas emissions, as the leaders of the two countries met for talks in Beijing.
US Navy to Kill, Injure 'Thousands' of Whales and Dolphins During Drills - Activists
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Law, Military, Navy, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
As the US Navy conducts war games off the coasts of California and Hawaii for the next four years, environmentalists are fighting back with legal action over concerns that hundreds, if not thousands, of marine animals will be injured or killed.
Bush Has No Regrets About Iraq Invasion, Except Rise of ISIS
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Iraq, Military, USA, War )

Ray
- 13 days ago - rt.com
Former US President George W. Bush still believes the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the right thing to do and has no regrets, except that a "violent group of people have risen up again," he said in an interview with CBS News referring to ISIS.
President Obama Picks First Black Woman to Head Justice Department
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 13 days ago - rt.com
President Barack Obama has announced his nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General of the United States, succeeding Eric Holder. If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch would be the first black woman to hold the position.
Guns, God and Soccer Practice: A 5-Year-Old Kid's Life in Trenton, Missouri
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Children, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 13 days ago - rt.com
Five-year-old Matt holds his rifle as if it is the most normal thing in the world. The boy with blue eyes and a tiny body handles it like a pro.
Lost & Found: Did ISIS 'Find' $420mn in 'Lost' US Military Supplies in Afghanistan?
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Arms, Army, Politics, Robert Bridge, Scandal, Security, USA, War )

Ray
- 13 days ago - rt.com
How does the military lose half a billion dollars worth of equipment in one year? That's the question Pentagon auditors are asking after it was revealed that US military equipment worth $420 million went missing in action in Afghanistan last year.
 

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