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Climbing High: Readers' Photos of Trees - in Pictures
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- 37 minutes ago -
We asked you to share your photos of trees around the world as part of GuardianWitnessâEUR(TM) bi-weekly readersâEUR(TM) assignment. Here is a selection of our favourites
Can Someone Check on This Dog? We Believe He Is Locked in This Cage
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- 1 hour ago -
LOUISVILLE MISSISSIPPI 550 C J Sullivan Road Louisville MS Can someone check on this dog? We believe he is locked in this cage.
Wild Animals in Hunting Action
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- 2 hours ago -
When lunch time rolls around for nature's predadtors, no one is spared. These incredible photographs capture predators in action during their wild lunch break.
A Twist in the Murder of a 97-Year-Old Man: He Was Knifed 5 Decades Ago
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- 3 hours ago -
Out of nowhere, Mr. Ciccarello felt a blow to the back, his daughter Mary Paloglou said, recalling the story she had heard through the years. He hurried from the attacker toward an uptown train, but the pain spread fast.
Monsanto GM Soy Is Scarier Than You Think
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- 3 hours ago -
Soybeans are the second-largest US crop after corn, covering about a quarter of American farmland. We grow more soybeans than any other country except Brazil. According to the US Department of Agriculture, more than 90 percent of the soybeans churned out
B52's - Love Shack
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- 23 hours ago -
Photographing the Garden - How to Do It Better and Easier
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- 1 day ago -
When we see a beautiful garden, or a splash of perennial color, often the impulse is to take out the camera and click. This perfect light, this fragile beauty, is fleeting. We need to capture it. Often the picture disappoints. Here's help.
Abortion Fight: House Republicans Accused of 'Incompetence'
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- 1 day ago -
The Republican leadership of the House of Representatives had planned to pass a bill prohibiting abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy on Thursday, timed to coincide with the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalising abo
American Sniper: Was Chris Kyle Really a Hero?
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- 1 day ago -
Was Chris Kyle a hero or a blowhard of questionable morality with a quick trigger finger? , This question is at the heart of a debate over Clint Eastwood's American Sniper,
A Richer World, Divided Cities: New York
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- 1 day ago -
The BBC's new season A Richer World launches on Wednesday with multimedia stories from across different continents showing the way this richer world is developing and reflecting on some of the tensions inequality creates.
Another Hung Parliament? Four Scenarios That Could Follow
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- 1 day ago -
It's Friday 8 May, the day after the general election. The votes have been cast and counted, and a clear picture has emerged - the UK will have a second successive hung parliament.
Goldsworthy Gurney: Inventor Took Hot Air Out of Parliament
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- 1 day ago -
A 19th Century inventor who lost a fortune in legal disputes with Westminster ended up taking the hot air out of government by ventilating the Houses of Parliament.
Just How Practical Is a Traditional Bobby's Helmet?
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- 1 day ago -
West Yorkshire Police have decided to end the use of the traditional police helmet for normal duties. Is this symbol of British law enforcement really so old-fashioned, asks Justin Parkinson.

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- 1 day ago -
Baby boy is this mom's first sight, ever. WATCH her awed reaction
Gary Glitter Trial: Singer 'Told Girl Assault Was a Secret'
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- 1 day ago -
Former singer Gary Glitter sexually assaulted a teenage girl after she had been taken to meet him backstage after a show, a court has heard.
Rescue Dog to Appear on Stage
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- 1 day ago -
Not many performers get much attention in their first stage role, but a three legged rescue dog is getting all that and more! Trio the dog is making his acting debut with the Theatre Memphis production, Of Mice and Men!

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