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Reagan Nation: Former Presidential Aide Urges Southern States to Secede Over Gay Rights
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Mass media, Religion, USA )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - rt.com
A former Reagan administration aide has called on southern US states to secede and establish an ultraconservative nation based on opposition to same-sex marriage and other advances in gay rights.
Wrong Head: NYPD Cop Kicks Fellow Officer, Mistaking Him for Suspect (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Law, Police, Scandal, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - rt.com
A New York cop is being investigated after kicking a fellow officer in the head, US media discovered. Police were arresting a fare-dodger on the subway when one officer got confused, striking his colleague instead of the suspect.
Two Killed, Four Wounded in Washington State School Shooting
Offbeat  (tags: Shooting, School, USA )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - rt.com
Two students at a Washington state high school, including the shooter, have been killed and four injured after one of them opened fire early Friday.
90 Percent of Americans Are Poorer Today Than in 1987
Offbeat  (tags: Banking, Economy, Finance, Global economy, Investment, Politics, Real Estate, USA )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - rt.com
The American Dream is slipping further away from the vast majority of Americans than it has in a quarter century. Now 90 percent of US households are poorer than they were in 1987, according to both a new study and the head of the Federal Reserve.
How to Reduce Your Inheritance Tax Bill
Offbeat  (tags: business, Taxes, Inheritance )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
House price increases mean millions more people are now subject to inheritance tax, "We all want to see a system where it is only the very rich that pay inheritance tax, and not hard working people."
Roman Gums 'Healthier Than Ours'
Offbeat  (tags: Roman Britain, Dental Health, King's College, Natural History Museum )

Ray
- 15 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.
Asda Faces Mass Legal Action Over Equal Pay for Women
Offbeat  (tags: Legal Action, Asda supermarket, Employees, Equal pay, Law, Courts, Women )

Ray
- 15 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action by women who work in their stores. The women claim they are not paid the same as male workers in the distribution warehouses - despite their jobs being of "equivalent value".
Salamander Shindig Appears On Front Doorstep, Shocks Homeowner
Offbeat  (tags: Salamander, shock, unusual, humor )

Jean
- 17 hours ago - thedodo.com
When ringed salamanders throw a party, they invite everyone. This was especially true on a doorstep in Missouri this week, when a big pile of the amphibians showed up all at once.
Beijing Marathon Smog Takes Health Out of Exercise
Offbeat  (tags: CO2emissions, climate, destruction, energy, environment, globalwarming, globalwarming, government, healthconditions, healthconditions, humans, pollution, Sustainabililty, world, environment, health, humans, news, safety, society, sports, world, asia, chin )

Jessica
- 18 hours ago - yourenergyblog.com
Smog in Beijing is so bad that marathon runners were wearing gas masks last week. It's one of the smoggiest cities in the world. 30,000 athletes were registered to run. Some dropped out, some quit early, and some wore masks.
Hippo Birdie Two Ewe | Funny Birthday Greeting Card
Offbeat  (tags: animals, funny, cartoon, birthday card )

Vipul
- 19 hours ago - ismiledyou.com
A funny, hilarious cartoon birthday card, featuring lyrics involving a hippo, a bird, a deer, and two ewes.
Conman Fakes 2-Year Coma to Avoid Court
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Health, Law, Medicine, UK )

Ray
- 21 hours ago - rt.com
A fraudster who stole £41,000 from his neighbor avoided court for two years by pretending to be in a coma. Alan Knight, from Sketty in Swansea, claimed to be caring for an elderly neighbor with dementia, when in fact he was stealing in excess of £41,000.
When Ponzu Met Ichimi.
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cat, dogs, pets, photos, society )

Lone
- 21 hours ago - ba-bamail.com
This is a story about Ichimi the kitten and Ponzu the dog, and their fast and adorable friendship.
Police Killer Harry Roberts: The Crime That Shocked a Nation
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Court, Law, Police, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
The world was a very different place in 1966 when three unarmed police officers were shot dead in west London.
Ottawa Shootings: Video of Zehaf-Bibeau Attack Released
Offbeat  (tags: Shooting, Video, Canada )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Police in Canada have released video showing how a lone gunman stormed into Canada's parliament on Wednesday.
   

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