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Farage Defends UKIP ActivistâEUR(TM)s Racist, Homophobic Comments
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Mass media, Politics, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 10 hours ago - rt.com
Once again, UKIP leader Nigel Farage is unable to make it through a week without a slip of the tongue landing him in an unfortunate media quagmire. This time he has been attacked for defending a former party activistâEUR(TM)s racist and homophobic slurs.
Affairs of State? Tony Blair 'Breaks Into Sweat' Over Alleged Relationship With Murdoch's Wife
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Scandal, Sex, UK )

Ray
- 10 hours ago - rt.com
Tony Blair says he will "never" discuss the true nature of his relationship with Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, Wendi Deng. The media mogul filed for divorce in June 2013 amid speculation the former prime minister had been having an affair.
Law Enforcement Is Most Obese Profession - Study
Offbeat  (tags: Drugs, Education, Food, Health, Science, USA )

Ray
- 10 hours ago - rt.com
A study on the prevalence of obesity by occupation found nearly half the cops, firefighters and security guards in the United States are obese. Economists, scientists and psychologists scored the lowest rates of obesity.
Secret Service Needs More Training, Staff and Outside Leadership - Report
Offbeat  (tags: DHS, Intelligence, Law, Politics, Security, USA )

Ray
- 10 hours ago - rt.com
Weaknesses in the Secret Service mean key reforms are needed to ensure it effectively protects the president and other high ranking officials, a panel of outside experts found, adding that it is stretched beyond its limits and is too insular.
$3mn Awarded in Lawsuit to Family of Prisoner Who Died as Guards Watched Laughing
Offbeat  (tags: USA )

Ray
- 10 hours ago - rt.com
The Colorado Department of Corrections will pay $3 million to the family of a mentally ill inmate who died after guards and nurses at the facility for several hours watched his fatal seizures without helping him.
Obama: Keystone XL Pipeline Does Not Benefit Americans
Offbeat  (tags: Canada, Ecology, Global economy, Global warming, Law, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 11 hours ago - rt.com
Republican leadership in Congress has said authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline will be its first order of business next year, but President Barack Obama said the project would be of small benefit to Americans.
âEUR~Hidden Death Penalty:' Pope Francis Calls for End to Life Sentences
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Religion, Vatican )

Ray
- 11 hours ago - rt.com
Pope Francis has renewed the Catholic ChurchâEUR(TM)s call to eliminate the death penalty, going one step further to blast life sentences and urge countries to prohibit the practice of transferring prisoners to torture centers.
US Prisoner Executions Drop But Are More Painful, Brutal
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Europe, Globalization, History, Human rights, Politics, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 11 hours ago - rt.com
The numbers of executions in the United States may have declined in 2014, but a new survey says that changes in European law have contributed to a series of botched executions, one lasting as long as two hours and used 15 drug doses.
Dogs Bludgeoned and Killed in Leather Industry
Offbeat  (tags: crime, death, animalcruelty, AnimalWelfare, abuse, dogs )

Greg
- 13 hours ago - investigations.peta.org
this is a horrible but vary real video.
25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, marriage, weddings, pics )

Dave
- 16 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
If you are romantic, these are worth seeing....and they offer more than just the original 25.....
13 Times Yorkies Were the Biggest Dorkies - BarkPost - Cute Pics -
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, dogs, interesting, pictures )

Jean
- 20 hours ago - barkpost.com
Oh, Yorkies, how we love you. Your miniature size, your enviably silky locks. But beneath those golden tresses, thereâEUR(TM)s a good chance youâEUR(TM)ll find an adorably derpy dork. LetâEUR(TM)s count down 13 times we caught out a Yorkie being perfectly dorky.
I-Wonder: Why Didn't Christianity Die Out in the 1st Century?
Offbeat  (tags: Christianity, religion )

Ray
- 21 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Across 2,000 years, Christianity has grown from a tiny community of disciples gathered around a village miracle-worker, Jesus of Nazareth, to a world religion counting over two billion members. In its early centuries,
Apple 'Failing to Protect Chinese Factory Workers'
Offbeat  (tags: Apple. Employee's, Slavery, Human Rights, China, Undercover BBC Panorama investigation )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
   

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