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Texas Prisons Are Deadly Hot
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Crime, Human rights, Security, USA )

Ray
- 52 minutes ago - rt.com
Texas prisons are becoming so hot that people are dying because of it - a situation that violates constitutional and human rights, a new report states.
US Navy Cancels Charity Projects in Crimea
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Government Spending, Infrastructure, Navy, Russia, Scandal, USA, Ukraine )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - rt.com
The US Navy has discontinued charity programs in Crimea, canceling the renovation of a public school and children's hospital. Russian media and bloggers suspect the programs were meant to butter up locals for a possible US settlement there.
Washington State Euthanizes 300 Cockfighting Birds
Animals  (tags: Animals, Court, Crime, Law, Police, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - rt.com
After discovering a suspected cockfighting farm and arresting the man believed to be running the operation, Washington state officials euthanized hundreds of chickens found to be raised on steroids.
NYPD Twitter Campaign 'Backfires' After Hashtag Hijacked
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, twitter, NYPD, USA )

Ray
- 5 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
A plan by the New York Police Department to use Twitter to boost its image seems to have backfired. Users were asked to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag #myNYPD as part of a social media campaign.
Mystery of 'Ocean Quack Sound' Solved
Science & Tech  (tags: Antarctic minke whale, scientists, quacking sound )

Ray
- 7 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
The bizarre noise was first heard 50 years ago but now scientists say the Antarctic minke whale is its source, The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound heard in the ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.
What Would Make the English Like St George's Day?
Offbeat  (tags: George's Day, Patron Saint, England, UK )

Ray
- 7 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
A group of morris dancers (Pictured) perform the traditional English folk routine St Patrick's Day is firmly established in the English social calendar while St George's Day is frequently forgotten.
Eight Arguments About Whether the UK Is a Christian Country
Offbeat  (tags: Religion, Christian, CoE, UK )

Ray
- 7 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
David Cameron's remarks that the UK is a "Christian country" were criticised by a group of public figures. What are the arguments for and against the prime minister's claim?
Tony Blair: 'West Should Focus on Radical Islam'
Offbeat  (tags: Tony Blair, Russia, Ukraine, Western leaders, Islamic extremism )

Ray
- 7 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Tony Blair has warned Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.
Shakespeare's England: Where Do You Find It Today?
Offbeat  (tags: William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, UK )

Ray
- 7 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
The inns, brothels, battlefields and towns of England are sprinkled throughout William Shakespeare's plays. On the Bard's 450th birthday, take a tour of the "sceptred isle" that inspired his works - and look at how the locations have changed.
Why St George Is a Palestinian Hero
Offbeat  (tags: Patron Saint, Palestinians, Saint George, Crusades, England )

Ray
- 57 minutes ago - bbc.co.uk
As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own forthcoming celebrations of the figure they also regard as a hero.
 
 
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