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Horrible Idea Of The Week: Dolphin-Assisted Birth

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 3:49 PM

Considering enlisting dolphins to help deliver your baby? Don’t.

Dorina Rosin, a Hawaii resident planning to give birth in the ocean surrounded by dolphins, is one of many moms-to-be featured in “Extraordinary Births,” a British documentary airing Wednesday night on the U.K.'s Channel 4.


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Students Cover Up Girls' Bathroom Mirrors To Stress God Over Looks

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 10:25 AM

Students at a private Christian school in Kansas covered the mirrors of the girls' bathrooms with paper to tell their peers their outward appearance is less important than their faith.

"This was something the senior girls came up with," Matt Brewer, the headmaster...

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Bill Cosby 'Rapeseed' Portrait Removed From State Fair

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 4:36 PM

A Minnesota artist says he’s glad he sparked conversation after his portrait of Bill Cosby made out of canola seeds was removed from the Minnesota State Fair.

An small accompanying card identified the seeds as "rapeseed," a reference to both the origins of the canola plant and the allegations that...

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¿Existe algo más lindo que una foca recibiendo un masaje en su pancita?

(1) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 2:40 PM

foca pancita buzo

"Más, por favor".

En ocasiones no hay nada como una foca gris para iluminar un día gris.

Un video de 2014 de un buzo dándole un masaje en la panza a una foca ha retomado popularidad gracias a una nota publicada este...

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Fox News Suggests Black Lives Matter Is A 'Murder' Movement, 'Hate Group'

(6) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 11:15 AM

Fox News ran an onscreen banner during Monday night's episode of "Fox & Friends" referring to the Black Lives Matter movement as a "murder movement," and one Fox host wondered why the movement wasn't labeled a hate group.

"Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade was speaking with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke about the death of Deputy Darren Goforth of Harris County, Texas, who was fatally shot while pumping gas in a Houston suburb on Friday night. Goforth was white, and the man who police believe killed him, Shannon Miles, is black.

There is no evidence that Miles has any connection to the Black Lives Matter movement, but the "Fox & Friends" segment made a point to strongly imply that Black Lives Matter was at fault for Goforth’s death.

An onscreen banner during the segment read "Murder Movement" above a subhead that said, "Sheriff: #BlackLivesMatter Is Out Of Control." Clarke told Kilmeade on the show that he's "sick and tired" of seeing headlines emphasizing the race of white officers shooting unarmed black people. The headline he’d like to see is "Black Man Shoots White Defenseless Police Officer," Clarke said. 

“President Obama has breathed life into an ugly movement … we now have to counter this slime. This filth coming out of these cop-haters,” Clarke said as Fox showed footage of Black Lives Matter protesters.

Clarke, a frequent guest on Fox News, is regularly critical of Black Lives Matter. He's bashed the movement for not protesting black-on-black crime, and told Fox News host Megyn Kelly that he would have been embarrassed of Sandra Bland if she had been his daughter.

He's also not the first person to associate Goforth’s killing with the Black Lives Matter movement. Speaking in a news conference on Saturday, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman made similar remarks about the movement.   

“When the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated, cold-blooded assassinations of police officers happen, this rhetoric has gotten out of control,” Hickman said. “We’ve heard 'black lives matter.' All lives matter. Well, cops’ lives matter, too.” 

However, he offered no proof to support his theory that the movement and the killing are linked.

Prosecutors have not suggested a motive for the deadly attack on Goforth, who was killed as he filled up his patrol car gas tank on Friday night. Miles, 30, allegedly came up from behind Goforth and shot him in the head. He then continued to fire at Goforth while standing over him in a "cold-blooded assassination," Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said in court on Monday.

When asked by reporters if tensions between the community and law enforcement could have played a role in the killing, Anderson said, "I have no idea whether it does or not."

Miles has a criminal history and was also declared mentally incompetent in 2012, when the Travis County District Attorney's Office charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly got into a fight over a remote control at a homeless shelter.

Black Lives Matter leader DeRay Mckesson condemned those who jumped to conclusions about the shooting in a tweet on Saturday. Mckesson decried those who had decided to “politicize this tragedy.”

Meanwhile, a slew of other Fox News reporters and pundits have also accused Black Lives Matter of being dangerous. 

In a different segment of “Fox & Friends,” which can be viewed below, co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked conservative writer Kevin Jackson, "Why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified yet as a hate group? How much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”

Jackson responded by saying, "Well, they should do it, but unfortunately, it's being financed by the leftists."

A Fox spokeswoman later referred The Huffington Post to the following tweet, which Hasselbeck reportedly wrote as a response to the controversy surrounding her "hate group" comment:

Also on Monday, comedian Tom Shillue called Black Lives Matter a “criminal organization" during his appearance on Fox talk show "The Five." Later that night, on the "O’Reilly Factor," Bill O’Reilly called the movement a “hate group” and declared he was “going to put them out of business.”

This story has been updated to include a tweet from Elisabeth...

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Is There Anything Cuter Than A Seal Getting A Belly Rub?

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 10:25 AM

Sometimes there's nothing like a gray seal to brighten a gray day.

A 2014 video of a diver giving a belly rub to an appreciative seal is seeing regained popularity thanks to a writeup this weekend in The Dodo. The underwater footage shows diver Gary Grayson encountering...

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Subway Franchisee Says She Told Company About Fogle's Crimes Years Ago

(3) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 12:17 PM

Subway has denied knowing about former pitchman Jared Fogle’s sex crimes, but a former franchisee says she explicitly told the company about him in 2008.

Cindy Mills, who was a Subway franchisee in Pensacola, Florida, from 2006 to 2012, told Business Insider that Fogle started...

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Bimbo Bakeries Recalls Thousands Of Bread Loaves Over Glass Shards

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 9:42 AM

The company behind Sara Lee, Nature’s Harvest and several other brands is issuing a regional recall for 48,000 packages of bread products that may contain glass shards.

Bimbo Bakeries USA (yes, really) voluntarily issued the recall after receiving three reports from customers who found small pieces...

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テレビ生放送中に銃撃、リポーターとカメラマンが死亡 アメリカ・バージニア州【UPDATE】

(5) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 10:26 AM


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Reporter, Cameraman Killed In Shooting During Live News Broadcast

(62) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 8:00 AM

Two beloved Virginia journalists were shot and killed Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire in a shocking moment caught on live television.

Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, worked for Roanoke-based news station WDBJ and were broadcasting from Smith Mountain Lake in the...

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In Alaska, Not All 'Sex Traffickers' Are Sex Traffickers

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 5:42 PM

An Alaskan researcher and former sex worker is spearheading an effort to fight the state's anti-sex trafficking law that she and others argue is harming the very people it was ostensibly designed to protect.

Alaskan law enforcement does too little to prosecute actual sex traffickers and instead...

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Anti-Mexican Receipt At Mexican Restaurant Was Meant To Be Private Joke: Manager

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 11:39 AM

A Mexican restaurant in Denver is under fire after a customer says she got a receipt with an...

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These Pit Bull War Heroes Might Not Even Be Allowed In Military Housing Today

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 3:38 PM

Some of America's most beloved wartime canines wouldn’t even be allowed to live on many military bases today.

The U.S. Army, Marines, Air Force and Air Force Space Command -- as well as some individual Navy bases -- all have...

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Couple Eats Bite Of Unrefrigerated Wedding Cake Each Year For 60 Years

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 9:17 AM

A couple who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last week have revealed one secret to keeping their marriage from getting stale: eating cake that is very, very much so. 

Ann and Ken Fredericks of Satellite Beach, Florida, celebrate their anniversary by eating a bite from their wedding cake every year...

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マララさん、「オールA」の優秀な成績 学業専念のため取材断る

(1) Comments | Posted August 23, 2015 | 11:31 PM


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Teen Killed By St. Louis Cops Was Shot In The Back, Autopsy Finds

(14) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 11:51 AM

A black teenager killed by police in St. Louis on Wednesday morning died from a single gunshot wound in the back, according to preliminary autopsy results.

Officers shot 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey while attempting to execute a search warrant in the northern part of the city....

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Malala Yousafzai, Shot By Taliban For Supporting Girls' Education, Celebrates Straight-As

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 9:53 AM

Is anyone really surprised?

Teenage Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai received straight-A’s in her General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examinations, the Daily Pakistan reports. The GCSE’s are standardized subject tests taken by secondary school students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The scores influence a test-taker’s future educational pursuits or professional prospects.

Yousafzai’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, tweeted his daughter’s grades shortly after they were released Thursday:

Passing grades range from A* (the highest grade, similar to an American A-plus) to “F,” while a failing mark is a “U.”

The Pakistani 18-year-old attends a private girls’ school in Birmingham, England. Her family has lived in the city since Yousafzai was transferred to a Birmingham hospital following a 2012 attack by a Taliban gunman in her home country. When Yousafzai -- who had been an outspoken advocate for girls’ education for several years -- was riding a bus home from school, a group of men boarded the vehicle and asked for her specifically. One man then shot her in the head.

After her recovery, she started the Malala Fund, a nonprofit devoted to girls’ education worldwide. She also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, becoming the youngest Nobel laureate in history.

On top of her other achievements, she’s managed to prioritize schoolwork, turning down hundreds of interviews and speaking engagements in order to study, according to The Guardian.

The Pakistan-based Express Tribune wrote that Yousafzai has “made the country proud once again.”

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Why The New Sex Drive Pill For Women Is Not The 'Female Viagra'

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 10:42 AM


The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug aimed at boosting women’s libido, but don't go calling the new pink pill the "female Viagra."

The agency approved Addyi, generically known as flibanserin, on Tuesday. The drug is intended to treat “generalized hypoactive...

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With 'Guide Cat' Best Friend, Blind Kitten Will Never Be Lost

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 1:30 PM

A blind kitten in South Carolina is getting around just fine with some help from his sighted friend -- but the two cats are still looking for a permanent home.

Blinkin', a gray and white kitten whose name is a reference to the "Robin Hood: Men in Tights"...

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'Muslim-Free' Gun Store Now Selling George Zimmerman's Confederate Flag Paintings

(6) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 10:20 AM

George Zimmerman, who rose to national notoriety in 2012 after shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, is now selling prints of a Confederate flag painting, in part to benefit a Florida gun store owner who is facing a lawsuit after declaring his business “Muslim-free.”


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