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Sir Elton Suffered 'Potentially Deadly' Infection on Tour
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, deadly infection, US Tour, Elton John )

- 1 day ago -
Sir Elton John suffered a "potentially deadly" bacterial infection during a tour, forcing him to spend two nights in intensive care and cancel concerts in the US, his management says.
Only Elephants Should Wear Ivory
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- 17 hours ago -
Super limited run of tees are selling out fast! Hurry and get one now before they are gone forever!
Happy Days Actress Erin Moran 'Died From Cancer' at 56
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Actress, Sad News, US Sitcom, USA )

- 1 day ago -
US actress Erin Moran, best known for playing Joanie in 1970s sitcom Happy Days, "likely" died from cancer at age 56, according to a county coroner.
The Holocaust: Who Are the Missing Million?
Offbeat  (tags: The Missing, Holocaust, WW2 )

- 1 day ago -
Giselle Cycowicz (born Friedman) remembers her father, Wolf, as a warm, kind and religious man. "He was a scholar," she says, "he always had a book open, studying Talmud [compendium of Jewish law], but he was also a businessman
France Elections: Le Pen Steps Aside as National Front Leader
Offbeat  (tags: LePen, French Presidential Elections, Europe )

- 1 day ago -
Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of her National Front (FN) party.
Donald Trump's First 100 Days in 100 of His Own Words
Offbeat  (tags: Trump, First 100 Days, USA )

- 1 day ago -
The story of Donald Trump's first 100 days as president using 100 of his own words - in order, from January to April.
Has Trump Kept His Campaign Promises?
Offbeat  (tags: Trump's campaign promises, USA )

- 1 day ago -
Determining a presidency's success by inspecting its "first hundred days" is a bit of an artificial construct. If humans were born with 12 fingers, then perhaps we'd be evaluating presidents based on their first 120 days instead.
US Government Shutdown: How Did We Get Here Again?
Offbeat  (tags: US Government, Shutdown, USA )

- 1 day ago -
Outsider observers would be forgiven for being a little mystified at news that the US is - yet again - days away from a potential government shutdown. What is going on?
How to Make the Perfect Staffordshire Oatcakes | Life and Style | The Guardian
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Cooking, Recipes, Techniques, Felicity Cloake, British Cooking )

- 13 hours ago -
Sounds tasty but a bit of a faff. These traditional savoury pancakes are criminally neglected, yet their coarse texture and oaty flavour make them ideal for a high tea, topped with melted cheese
Going for Golden: Stunning Photographs Capture Africa's Magnificent Wildlife Silhouetted at Dusk and Dawn
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, sunset, pictures, photography, animals )

- 4 hours ago -
That moment when the world moves from day to night and night to day is always bewitching
Little Bird Brings Big Excitement To One Small Colorado Town
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection )

- 57 minutes ago -
Around the end of April, a small, brown and white bird arrives on Colorado's eastern plains. The mountain plover may not seem like much to some, but it draws dozens of bird watching enthusiasts to the tiny community of Karval
Illegal Birds Seized After Flight From Vietnam to Siberia
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection )

- 55 minutes ago -
A man has been detained at Tolmachevo airport in the Russian city of Novosibirsk after attempting to bring two dozen live birds illegally into the country from Cam Ranh (Vietnam) in his baggage.
Distant Dwarf Planet DeeDee Stirs Up the Pluto Planethood Debate
Offbeat  (tags: Dwarf Planet, DeeDee, space )

- 22 minutes ago -
What's a planet? What's a dwarf planet? Should we make a distinction? Should we really care about these definitions in the first place? As we learn more about the outer solar system, the boundaries begin to blur.
First Bison Calves Born in Banff National Park in 140 Years
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, news, wildlife, canada )

- 13 minutes ago -
Parks Canada said the first calf was born on Saturday in the Panther Valley area and two more have since made their debut.

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