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Over Half of Republicans Want to Ignore Bill of Rights, Make Christianity National Religion
Offbeat  (tags: Bill of Rights, Politics, Law, Republicans, national religion, history, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
America's Founding Fathers may have explicitly banned the formation of a national religion
Tiny HousesâEUR(TM): California Homelessness Gets New $40 Solution (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Global Economy, Human Rights, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
An Oakland artist is ingeniously battling homelessness in Oakland, California: he builds small houses out of materials he can find in the streets,
Borowitz Report - Bush Says He Will Harm Nation Differently From His Brother
Offbeat  (tags: humor, funny, off-beat, culture, ethics, politics, war, usa )

Wild
- 5 days ago - newyorker.com
In an effort to distance himself from the legacy of his brother, George W. Bush, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will use a major foreign-policy speech on Wednesday to assert that, if elected President, he would harm the nation in completely different wa
Heartwarming Moment Dozens of Cops and Firefighters Flocked to Autistic Boy's Birthday Party After His Heartbroken Mom Revealed
Offbeat  (tags: USA, birthday party, police, firefighters, heartwarming )

Scooby
- 5 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
When none of an autistic boy's classmates showed up for his sixth birthday party, his community and local sheriff's office rallied together to make it a birthday he'd never forget.
Oklahoma Bill Could Block Marriages If Couple Tests Positive for STD
Offbeat  (tags: marriage, test, law, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
Oklahoma lawmakers continue to make headlines with controversial legislation,
Ohio High Court Rules Against Local Fracking Fracking, Opponents May Seek Civil Rights Argument
Offbeat  (tags: fracking, fracking ban, court, Ohio high court, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a local ordinance couldnâEUR(TM)t block a fracking company from drilling, affirming priority of state law.
70 Years After WWII / Japanese Internment Camp to Be U.S. National Monument
Offbeat  (tags: usa, war, obama, humanrights, internment camp )

Naoko
- 6 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The history of Japanese internment began on Feb. 19, 1942, when President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which became grounds for forcibly interning Japanese-Americans, although they were U.S. citizens.
US Panel Backs Low-Meat Diet for Helping Planet
Offbeat  (tags: food, meat, diet, fruit, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Americans should eat a diet higher in plants, fruits and grains because it is healthier and has a lower environmental impact, a US panel has said.
Fur Trapping: An American History
Offbeat  (tags: Fur-Trade, Animals, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Bill Mackowski has been trapping beaver in Maine for over half a century. During that time, he has sold beaver pelts at the North American Fur Auction in Toronto for as much as $100 (£65) in the 1980s,
The Lost Tribes of the United States
Offbeat  (tags: native, indians, tribes, pictures, usa )

Scooby
- 9 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
The best photography is that which lets you see past what is being photographed to something else; something beyond the obvious, a feeling, a thought or a way of life so vivid you feel a part of it.
Poorest Americans Left Out of Federal Aid Despite 74 Percent Spending Surge
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Poorest, spending, USA )

Ray
- 10 days ago - rt.com
Over a period of two decades, 2.5 million single parent families experienced a 35 percent decline in federal assistance while those earning slightly more saw aid rise 74 percent, the New York Times reported.
Unlabelled Nuts in Food Prompts Food Standards Agency Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: Food, contaminated, unlabelled, FSA, Food and Drug Administration, UK, USA )

Ray
- 11 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
The discovery of almonds in three products not advertised as containing nuts has prompted a wider investigation by the Food Standards Agency.
Pennsylvania Governor Imposes Death Penalty Moratorium
Offbeat  (tags: Execution, Law, death penalty, Pennsylvania, USA )

Ray
- 13 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
The newly-elected governor of the US state Pennsylvania has imposed a moratorium on the death penaltll
âEUR~Execution of Saddam Hussein WasnâEUR(TM)t About Justice, But About US Profits âEUR~
Offbeat  (tags: Saddam Hussein, Execution, Conflict, War, Iraq, Oil, Politics, Busines, USA )

Ray
- 16 days ago - rt.com
The former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein was not executed as justice for crimes he committed, but for his opposition to Wall Street, political analyst Caleb Maupin told RT. The auction to sell the piece of rope he was executed with proves that, Maupin says.
 

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