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Loyal Dog Chases Down Ambulance To Stay By Sick Owner's Side - See Video -
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, dogs, humans, interesting )

- 11 hours ago -
In a remarkable display of loyalty that reaffirms the bonds of affection between canines and their human companions, a scruffy street dog named Spike was captured on film literally chasing down an ambulance to stay by the side of his owner who fell ill.
My Prayer For All Of You!!!!   video
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- 1 hour ago -
This is my Christmas Prayer for all of you!
Charles Napier Jailed for 13 Years for Child Sex Abuse
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- 1 day ago -
Charles Napier jailed for 13 years for child sex abuse, He admitted 30 indecent assault charges and one offence of indecency towards a child. All his victims were under 16.
BBC News Reporter Quentin Sommerville Inhales Burning Drugs And Can't Finish Report   video
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- 1 day ago -
BBC's Journalist Quentin Sommerville Gets High As He Attempts To Report On Burning Drugs | News FAIL
Antonio Martin, Black Teenager, Fatally Shot By Police 2 Miles From Ferguson
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- 15 hours ago -
A black teen was fatally shot by an officer on Tuesday night just two miles from Ferguson, Mo., police said
Which Christmas Movie Character Are You? - QUIZ -
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- 14 hours ago -
Are you obsessed with the idea of a perfect Christmas? or are you more of a Scrooge?
24 Gift-Wrapping Ideas That Are Actually Awesome
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- 14 hours ago -
This luscious wrapping paper will definitely make the lucky recipient crave their gift.
The True Meaning of Christmas (That Everyone Forgets)
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- 10 hours ago -
Once upon a time, nobody needed that reminder that life was short -- the holiday was the reminder. You hugged your family extra tight because, to quote the HBO series all the kids are watching these days, "Winter is Coming."*
St. Louis Police Release Footage of Fatal Berkeley Shooting
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Police, Shooting, USA, Violence )

- 7 hours ago -
Police say an 18-year-old teenager who was shot dead by officers in the St. Louis area was armed and had a violent criminal past.
Secret Report Cited in NSA Surveillance Lawsuit, Govt Silent on Its Existence
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Information Technology, Law, SciTech, Terrorism, USA )

- 1 day ago -
Civil rights and federal attorneys sparred at a hearing over a case involving domestic dragnet surveillance by the federal government. The plaintiffs argued the searches are illegal, while the government said opponents don't have enough evidence to know.
Scots Orphans Used in 'Military Experiments'
Offbeat  (tags: government )

- 1 day ago -
HOLYROOD'S child abuse inquiry will hear claims that British military scientists conducted drug tests on orphans in Scottish mental hospitals.
Phineas Gage - The Frontal Lobe & Who You Are   video
Offbeat  (tags: psychology, brain, knowledge, wisdom, health, the mind )

- 1 day ago -
Interesting video on our brains
Ex-Foreign Sec Miliband 'Lied' to Guantanamo Detainee's Family - Documents
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- 22 hours ago -
Britain's former foreign secretary David Miliband has been accused of misleading the family of a Guantanamo detainee. Miliband allegedly told Shaker Aamer's family he was trying to secure his return, while plotting to send him to Saudi Arabia.
Outsourced State Care: Vulnerable UK Pensioners Choose Between Eating or Using the Toilet
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Crisis, Government Spending, Scandal, UK )

- 22 hours ago -
Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable British pensioners receive home state care that is so cursory and inadequate they are forced to choose between eating and being assisted to the bathroom, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request reveals.
Japan's Night Schools Offer Hope of a Second Chance for Many
Offbeat  (tags: education, society, night school, Japan, illiteracy, interesting )

- 12 hours ago -
Takashi Kinoshita, 73, lived most of his adulthood with a secret that until recently he wouldn't dare divulge even to his children: he was nearly illiterate.
So Generous! Meet 7 Animals Who Love Giving Gifts
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- 11 hours ago -
These animals don't need to sign up for Secret Santa. They're leaving presents for their fellow critters anyhow. 1. Great grey shrikes
Wishes of Love and Kindness   video
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, christmas, eve, winter, holiday, cats, cute, funny, animals, video )

- 7 hours ago -
Many snuggly cuddles for the winter!!
Enya - Athair Ar Neamh (HQ) + Irish-Galeic & English Lyrics - YouTube   video
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- 7 hours ago -
Most beautiful in Irish-Galeic, Celtic music I've ever come across.
Republican Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud
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- 23 hours ago -
A Republican congressman who once threatened to throw a TV reporter off a balcony is now facing a 20-count indictment for perjury and tax evasion, including concealing more than $1 million in revenue. He pleaded guilty to one count of tax fraud on Monday.
State Dept Envoy to Gitmo Announces Resignation
Offbeat  (tags: Guantanamo, John Kerry, Obama, USA )

- 23 hours ago -
The United States government official who vowed to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay announced this week that he'll be resigning from that role at the end of the year.
Imperial Growing Pains: Obama's Popularity Among Troops Sinks
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- 22 hours ago -
US foreign policy continues its bold global juggernaut, but support for Obama among the rank-and-file has sunk to just 15 percent. At the same time, just 12 percent of the troops say America's two-party political system is working for them.
Victorian Strangeness: Four Christmas Incidents
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- 22 hours ago -
Christmas as we know it was a creation of the Victorians. Here are four Christmas calamities unearthed by Jeremy Clay, the author of The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton, a collection of bizarre stories from Victorian newspapers.
Dad Builds Daughter's Last Wish: Haiti Orphanage
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- 16 hours ago -
A few hours before she was buried in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 19-year-old Britney Gengel texted her parents her last wish: "I want to move here and start an orphanage."
10 Weirdest Things You'Ve Taken Through Airport Security: Survey Results
Offbeat  (tags: world, unusual, interesting, humans, bizarre, strange, unusual, weird )

- 16 hours ago -
This week millions of people will find themselves standing in an airport-security line, hoping their supposedly travel-size toiletries don't create a national security incident. If you find yourself in a similar situation, remember this. . .
Why Reindeer, Turtle Doves And More Delightful Animals Are Part Of The Holidays
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, interesting, pictures )

- 11 hours ago -
Christmas is full of mythical creatures and cute, sparkly critters decked out in red and green, whether they're ornaments for your tree or a decoration to put on the mantel. But do you know how some of these animals became associated with the holiday in
Ex-FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges, Faces 17-Year Prison Sentence
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, FBI, Law, USA )

- 7 hours ago -
A former FBI agent pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bribery charges in which he and a confidant attempted to offer someone confidential information about a Bangladeshi politician in exchange for cash.

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