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Pit Bull Vote Aims to Settle Disputes Over Breeds
Animals  (tags: dogs, cruelty, suffering, pets, pit bull, discrimination )

- 1 day ago -
"Look at him. He's funny. He's goofy," Talbot said on a recent visit with Buddy and his foster family at an Englewood dog park. Talbot had to give up Buddy last year after an Aurora animal control officer seized him for violating the city's ban on pit bul
Deep Sea Crab 'Grows' Food on Its Body Hair
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, oceans, Okinawa, deep sea creatures, crabs, interesting )

- 1 day ago -
A kind of crab found in the deep sea off Okinawa Prefecture survives solely on bacteria growing on its body hair, according to research results announced by a team of Japanese scientists.
Philippines Summons U.S. Marines in Transgender Murder Case
World  (tags: asia, crime, death, humanrights, protest, violence, usa, philippines, transgender )

- 2 days ago -
Five U.S. Marines have been summoned to appear before a prosecutor in the northern Philippines after Filipino police accused one of them of murdering a transgender sex worker, the foreign department said.
16 Dead in Accident at South Korean Concert
World  (tags: death, asia, Korea, collapsed, accident )

- 2 days ago -
SEOUL (AP) -- Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials said.
Should White Mom Be Paid for Brown Baby Mistake?
Society & Culture  (tags: family, culture, education, humans, sadness, race, discrimination, money, love )

- 4 days ago -
NEW YORK - What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby? It is an unusual question, arising from an unusual lawsuit prompted by an insemination gone wrong.
Headgear Caps Divisions in Myanmar Parliament
Offbeat  (tags: asia, government, politics, Myanmer, parliament, dress code )

- 4 days ago -
The only question opposition lawmaker U Win Htein asked the parliament last session was for permission to remove his silk turban, saying it was causing him headaches and hair loss.
The Father of Arab Karate, His Turbulent Life and His Last Resting Place in the Nile
Offbeat  (tags: conflict, violence, society, karate, Arab, Nile, peace, Japanese, middle-east, humans, interesting )

- 4 days ago -
Okamoto had dreamed that through karate the Arab world would achieve independence, cast off domination by the West, and achieve a peace and unity that goes beyond religion. The current situation is far from that.
Washington Sketch: Running With Cosmos Flowers (Pt. 1)
Offbeat  (tags: war, death, children, asia, usa, Hiroshima, book, atomic bomb )

- 7 days ago -
When the U.S. atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, 60,000 lives were lost in an instant. Published in the United States in August this year by Pelican Publishing Co., the book tells the tale of children and teachers struggling to rise abo
How Two French Girls Were Lured to Jihad Online
World  (tags: conflict, violence, jihad, France, syria, girls, terrorism )

- 7 days ago -
LEZIGNAN-CORBIERES, FRANCE - On the day she left for Syria, Sahra strode along the train platform with two bulky schoolbags slung over her shoulder. In a grainy image caught on security camera, the French teen tucks her hair into a headscarf.
Hundreds Join Missouri Protest of Police Shootings
World  (tags: death, humanrights, violence, usa )

- 8 days ago -
Hundreds of demonstrators stood within touching distance from officers in riot gear late Friday before dissipating at the start of what was expected to be a weekend of protests over the 2-month-old death of Michael Brown and other fatal police shootings t
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