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COMMA MISTAKE A Court's Decision in a Maine Labor Dispute Hinged on the Absence of An Oxford Comma
Offbeat  (tags: USA, Maine, serial comma, nerdy ruling, laws, grammatically ambiguous, workers' win, labor dispute, interesting, odd, off-beat )

- 10 days ago -
On March 13, a US court of appeals determined that certain clauses of Maine's overtime laws are grammatically ambiguous. Because of that lack of clarity, the five drivers won their appeal and were found eligible for overtime
Trump Urged to Back Up Claims His Phones Were Tapped By Obama
Offbeat  (tags: Phone Tapping, Trump, Obama, USA )

- 24 days ago -
US President Donald Trump has been urged to provide evidence to back his allegation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, ordered his phones to be tapped during the election campaign.
The Calf That Survived the Slaughterhouse
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Slaughter House, USA )

- 18 days ago -
Lori Bates kills for a living. Each week dozens of animals meet their end at her slaughterhouse in rural Arkansas. But she also saves lives - whenever a pregnant injured animal is brought in, her butcher's tools become a vet's scalpels
Politicians Talk to Statue, Lug Around Photocopier in Search of 'Secret' Obamacare Replacement Bill
Offbeat  (tags: Lincoln's Bust, Obamacare, Politicians, USA )

- 26 days ago -
Abraham LincolnâEUR(TM)s head was no help, and dragging a copy machine a quarter-mile turned out to be a complete waste of time too. ThatâEUR(TM)s just part of the rough day Capitol lawmakers had trying to catch a glimpse of a secretive bill to replace Obamacare.
Jane Fonda Reveals Rape and Child Abuse
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Sexual Abuse, Raped, Child, Actress, USA )

- 26 days ago -
Jane Fonda said she was "brought up with the disease to please", Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda has revealed she is a rape survivor and suffered sexual abuse as a child.
Have Republicans Forgotten How to Govern?
Offbeat  (tags: Republican Party, Politics, USA )

- 11 days ago -
On election day last year, American voters gave the Republicans a powerful gift - unified control of the presidency and Congress for the first time in a decade. But turning a governing majority into enacted policies is proving to be a challenge
US Hospitals Oppose Trump-Backed Health Bill
Offbeat  (tags: Trump's Health Care System, Hospitals, USA )

- 20 days ago -
A leading trade group representing hospitals has expressed fears about the Republican healthcare bill, saying poor Americans could lose insurance.
Trump Travel Ban: Judge Declines to Reinstate Ruling
Offbeat  (tags: Trump's Travel Ban, Judge, Lawyers, USA )

- 18 days ago -
A US judge has declined to issue an emergency order banning President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
Exotic Savannah Cat Found Wandering New Jersey Neighbourhood
Offbeat  (tags: Exotic, Savannah cat, New Jersey, USA, news, animals, cats )

- 5 days ago -
Animal control officers discovered an exotic cat wandering around a neighbourhood in New Jersey on Thursday
Parents Battle Doctors to Keep Baby on Life Support
Offbeat  (tags: Legal Battle, High Court, Health, Europe, USA, UK )

- 25 days ago -
The parents of a six-month-old baby are challenging doctors in court to keep their son on life support.
Donald Trump: Tax Reform Next After Healthcare Failure
Offbeat  (tags: Trump's Tax Reform, USA )

- 4 days ago -
US President Donald Trump says he will turn to tax reform, following his failure to get his healthcare bill through Congress on Friday.
Inpictures: Night-Time in America's Small Towns
Offbeat  (tags: Small Town, USA )

- 21 days ago -
Photographer Daniel Freeman made the ultimate road trip across America to follow in the footsteps of photographers such as Stephen Shore, William Eggleston and Robert Frank.

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