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New Zealand Has Formally Adopted Names in English and Maori for Its Two Main Islands
World  (tags: new zealand, equal rights, interesting )

- 1442 days ago -
English: The North Island and the South Island --- Maori: Te Ika-a-Maui and Te Waipounamu, which mean ''the fish of Maui'' and ''the waters of greenstone'' respectively. --- The move means people can chose which name to use, a minister said...
Virtual Curriculum for Separating Troops
Society & Culture  (tags: military, troops, war, obama, democrats, government, ethics, elections, family, rights )

- 1442 days ago -
New Virtual Curriculum Assists Separating Troops WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2013 - The Defense Department continues to assist service members and their families in preparing for the transition to civilian life with a new virtual curriculum, a Defense Depar
NASA Spacecraft Slingshots By Earth On Way to Jupiter, Snaps Photos
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, space, nasa, photos, Jupiter, Earth )

- 1441 days ago -
A NASA spacecraft bound for Jupiter zoomed by Earth today (Oct. 9), picking up some much-needed speed for the long and looping trip to the solar system's largest planet.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Drilling and Logging on Federal Lands While the Public Is Kept Out - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, government, government shutdown, protection, nature, habitatdestruction )

- 1442 days ago -
Because of the current government shutdown, the public is being kept out of all National Parks and many other federal lands. But ironically, oil, mineral, and timber companies are still allowed to drill, mine, and log on federal lands while the shutdown i
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Animals From Cruel Laboratory Testing - ForceChange
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, animaladvocates, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, animal testing, investigation )

- 1442 days ago -
The U.S. Congress has an opportunity to pass a law protecting animals from dealers who sell them to laboratories. Urge lawmakers to finally take a step to protect animals from experimentation.
A Quarter of U.S. Dogs and Cats Are Overweight
Animals  (tags: pets, dogs, cats, USA, overweight, 1 in 4, sad )

- 1442 days ago -
Do you own a portly pooch or a corpulent kitty? Unfortunately, the answer in the United States is all too likely to be yes.
Pakistan Taliban Leader Claims He Is Ready to Talk
World  (tags: world, politics, asia, Afghanistan, society, conflict, war, news, GoodNews, interesting )

- 1442 days ago -
The leader of the Pakistan Taliban has said he was ready to open peace talks, and blamed the government for delays.
County In Utah Threatens Takeover Of National Park Areas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obamacare, government shutdown, affordable care act, obama, healthcare, usa, government, ethics, congress )

- 1442 days ago -
The commissioners had decided to take down the barricades at Natural Bridges National Monument as early as Thursday morning but put off that move to give Utah Governor Gary Herbert time to discuss the issue with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
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