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Call for Greater Protection of Endangered Lynx in the US
Offbeat  (tags: Lynx, states, protection, animal conservation, animal laws, habitat, USA )

Scooby
- 19 days ago - theguardian.com
New rules reduce rare wild cat's critical habitat despite extending legal protection in 48 states, conservationists say
Florida Man Kills His Daughter and Her Six Children
Offbeat  (tags: shooting, family, Florida, USA )

Ray
- 12 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A grandfather shot dead his daughter and her six children before taking his own life at a home in Bell, Florida, police have said.
Rich Vs Poor: Dietary Gap Widens Rapidly, Study Shows
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Food, Health, Robert Bridge, USA )

Ray
- 28 days ago - rt.com
Evidence of America's widening wealth gap since the 2007 financial crisis show that the bottom tier of US income earners is falling rapidly behind on the nutrition front. Meanwhile, the diets of higher wage earners are also sub-par.
Life Term for US Woman Who Cut Off Ex-Husband's Penis
Offbeat  (tags: Jail, Court, Law, California, USA )

Ray
- 23 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A California woman convicted of severing her ex-husband's penis and throwing it in a kitchen waste disposal has been sentenced to life in prison.
The Photographer Who Rejected Racism in the American South
Offbeat  (tags: Race, Photographs, African-American, USA )

Ray
- 16 days ago - bbc.co.uk
At the turn of the 20th Century, life was incredibly difficult for the African-American community in the southern states of the US.
Yellowstone National Park to Kill Up to 900 Bison This Winter
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Animals, Protest, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
The bison population in Yellowstone National Park will be significantly reduced this winter, as park officials have announced a plan to cull up to 900 animals that attempt to leave or drift away from the park.
NYC Man Dies After Wrongfully Spending 23 Years in Prison
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Health, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 8 days ago - rt.com
A New York City man who served 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit died unexpectedly over the weekend only three days before proceedings were slated to begin concerning his $124 million false imprisonment federal lawsuit.
US to Pay Native American Navajo Tribe $500m Settlement
Offbeat  (tags: Payout, Land, Native American US Government, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US government has agreed to pay $554m (£339m) to the Native American Navajo tribe to settle a legal dispute. It is the largest payment ever made by the government to a single tribe.
UN Climate Summit: China Pledges Emissions Action
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, climatechange, environment, globalwarming, China, USA, UN )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
China has pledged for the first time to take firm action to tackle climate change, telling a UN summit it aims to make deep emissions reductions by 2020.
NYPD Officer Caught on Camera Violently Tackling Pregnant Woman Onto Her Stomach (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 7 days ago - rt.com
A New York Police Department officer was caught on video tackling a visibly pregnant woman, and then remaining on top of her while she was facedown on the ground. Doctors do not know if her baby was harmed during the altercation.
Obama Protects Huge Swath of Pacific Ocean
Offbeat  (tags: Marine reserve, USA, conservation, good news, marine sanctuary )

Scooby
- 4 days ago - the-scientist.com
The president exercises his authority to expand an existing marine reserve, making it the largest in the world.
Arizona Forces Statuary Rape Victim to Pay Child Support
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Crime, Law, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 27 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.
Buffalo Treaty: Native Tribes Sign Bison Revival Plan in US and Canada
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Canada, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
Native tribes from both the United States and Canada came together to sign their first treaty in 150 years: a pact that promises to bring the famed bison back to its original home in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions.
The Companies Vying to Turn Asteroids Into Filling Stations
Offbeat  (tags: space, business, companies, fuel, asteroids, Bill, Congress, USA )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Private companies want to mine asteroids for fuel, and build filling stations in space. A bill now in front of the US Congress would help by allowing them to own what they discover - but it might, if passed, meet stiff international opposition.
Understanding Black America and the Spanking Debate
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Abuse, Spanking Debate, Black America, USA )

Ray
- 10 days 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,
 

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