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Random Acts of Kindness Brighten Commuters' Day
Offbeat  (tags: random acts of kindness video, great )

- 18 minutes ago -
Watch as The Telegraph attempts to brighten up the day of three unsuspecting Londoners as part of Pay it Forward Day today.
I Love Math | The Grumpy Cat | Funny Poster
Offbeat  (tags: cat, grumpy cat, funny, math, poster )

- 53 minutes ago -
The original Grumpy Cat, and the Grumpy Cat's love for math.
Secret American Base in Libya Reportedly Seized By Jihadists
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, Libya, Military, Terrorism, USA )

- 58 minutes ago -
A secret base in Libya that has reportedly been used up until recently by United States special operations forces may have been taken over by local militants linked to Al-Qaeda, a new report suggests.
Family Awarded $3 Million in First US Fracking Trial
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Health, USA )

- 1 hour ago -
After three years of legal wrangling, a Texas family has won its case against a company engaged in hydraulic fracturing near their home. The family, which suffered tangible health deterioration after the fracking began, was awarded $3 million.
Vermont Poised to Enact Toughest US GMO-Labeling Law Yet
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, GMO, Law, USA )

- 1 hour ago -
Vermont lawmakers have passed legislation that requires food made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, to be labeled as such. The law, the first of its kind in the US, must now get approval from Gov. Peter Shumlin, who has supported the bill.
Benghazi Attack Resulted From US 'Allowing Arms Deliveries' to Militants
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Conflict, Gaddafi, Libya, Military, Politics, Terrorism, USA )

- 1 hour ago -
The deadly attack on US diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented if Washington had not allowed arms shipment to reach al-Qaeda-linked militants, said a group launched to unearth truth behind the 2012 ordeal.
Prince George Meets George the Marsupial on Zoo Trip
Offbeat  (tags: Prince George, zoo, trip, interesting, animals )

- 1 hour ago -
The latest leg of the royal family's three-week adventure Down Under brought them to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, where Prince George got to meet a marsupial named George.
In Pics: Storm Chaser Mike Olbinski Photographs Extreme Weather Conditions
Offbeat  (tags: photos, storms, extreme weather, wonderful )

- 1 hour ago -
Mike Olbinski spends almost all of his free-time capturing extreme weather formations, including explosive lightning storms and vast supercells. A number of the 39-year-old photographers' images are created with exposures of up to one hour.
Bye, Bye Bags and Bottles: This Woman Lives Plastic-Free
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, news, interesting )

- 4 hours ago -
Kudos to this woman and her plastic free quest.
Texas Prisons Are Deadly Hot
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Crime, Human rights, Security, USA )

- 13 hours ago -
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.
Paper Sculpture Art By Calvin Nicholls   video
Offbeat  (tags: arts, sculpture, paper, Calvin Nicholls, pictures, unusual, wildlife )

- 13 hours ago -
Where we would simply use a piece of paper and a pair of scissors, Calvin uses everything you could possibly think of to carve, cut and rip perfect details onto his creations. The motifs are all wildlife, and that must be one of the hardest categories
US Navy Cancels Charity Projects in Crimea
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Government Spending, Infrastructure, Navy, Russia, Scandal, USA, Ukraine )

- 15 hours ago -
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.
What Would Make the English Like St George's Day?
Offbeat  (tags: George's Day, Patron Saint, England, UK )

- 19 hours ago -
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
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- 20 hours ago -
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 )

- 20 hours ago -
Tony Blair has warned Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.
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- 1 day ago -
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)--In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of the United States declared on Tuesday that lying by politicians is protected by the First Amendment because it is an expression of their religion.
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal With Russia
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- 1 day ago -
Ehud Ya'ari of Israel's Channel 2 News reported on Tuesday night, that Egypt and Russia will be signing an unprecedented military agreement.
KKK Recruits Members for Neighborhood Watches
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, History, Human rights, Scandal, Security, USA, Violence )

- 1 day ago -
Following a series of nine vehicle break-ins in Fairview Township, Pennsylvania, the local chapter of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan has formed a neighborhood watch in the area.
Stalin Victims, Incl Crimean Tatars, Rehabilitated By Putin Decree
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- 1 day ago -
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree officially rehabilitating the Crimean Tatars and other ethnic minorities on the peninsula, who were deported en masse in 1944 by Joseph Stalin because many of them collaborated with Nazi invaders
Greek Austerity Has Caused More Than 500 Male Suicides - Report
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Global economy, Greece, Politics, Eurozone crisis )

- 1 day ago -
Spending cuts in Greece have caused some 500 male suicides since their implementation, according to a new study. The research found a positive correlation between austerity and suicide rates after other possible links proved to be unrelated.
Head Injury During Bar Fight Turns School Dropout Into Math Whiz
Offbeat  (tags: brain, concussion, genius, news, science )

- 1 day ago -
He's now one of the few people in the world who can draw approximations of fractals, the repeating geometric patterns that are building blocks of everything in the known universe, by hand. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
US Unleashes Three Days of Drone Strikes on Yemen, 55 Killed
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Drones, Military, Terrorism, USA )

- 1 day ago -
Dozens are reportedly dead in Yemen, including at least three civilians, as the result of a series of drone strikes that started in the southern part of the country on Saturday and is alleged to still be occurring two days later.
Kentucky Prison Doctor Fired After Inmate Starves to Death
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Crime, Human rights, Law, Security, USA )

- 1 day ago -
The starvation death of a Kentucky prison inmate has cost a doctor and at least two other officials their jobs after it was determined that sufficient medical treatment may have been able to save the man, according to a new report.

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