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Judge Did Not Have Louisiana Gunman Involuntarily Committed To Mental Hospital, She Says

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 5:18 PM

Multiple outlets reported last week that John Russell Houser -- who fatally shot two people and injured nine at a Louisiana movie theater Thursday -- was involuntarily committed to a Georgia mental hospital in 2008, raising questions about how he was later able to legally purchase a gun.

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Brigitte Bardot Slams Australia's Plan To Kill 2 Million Feral Cats

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 11:24 AM

Australia’s “war on cats” has met a new foe -- French former screen siren-turned-animal welfare activist Brigitte Bardot.

Bardot condemned the country’s plans to exterminate 2 million feral cats, which environmental officials say threaten Australia’s endangered small mammals and birds. She called the plan “inhumane and ridiculous” in...

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Chers touristes, cessez de prendre des égoportraits avec des bisons sauvages

(3) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 2:42 PM

Règle générale, si vous êtes près d’un gros animal sauvage, ne le touchez pas, ne vous approchez pas, et pour l’amour de Dieu, ne risquez pas votre vie pour un égoportrait.

Une Américaine de 43 ans est devenue la cinquième personne blessée par un bison au parc...

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전직 목사가 크리스천들은 총을 들고 게이 인권과 싸워야 한다고 주장하다다

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 11:39 AM

복음주의 크리스천이 페이스북에 크리스천들은 총을 가지고 게이 인권에 맞서 싸워야 한다고 주장하는 영상을 올렸다.

전직 목사이자 현재 인터넷 유명 인사인 조슈아 포어스타인은 7월 9일에 그가 기독교에 대한 공격이라고 묘사한 예를 몇 개 들며 장광설을 늘어놓았다.

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Louisiana Shooter Had History Of Domestic Violence, Radical Outbursts

(16) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 11:21 AM

John Russel Houser had a history of increasingly disturbing behavior, according to accounts by...

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Teachers Praised For Heroic Actions In Louisiana Shooting

(7) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 11:01 AM

Two women are being lauded for their heroism during a deadly shooting in a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater Thursday night.

Jena Meaux and Allister Viator Martin are both teachers at Jeanerette High School in the city of Jeanerette, according to The Guardian. The women were attending the movie together...

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Louisiana Movie Theater Shooting Victims Identified

(8) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 8:35 AM

The victims of a Thursday night shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, were identified by police at a Friday morning press conference as Mayci Breaux, 21, and Jillian Johnson, 33. 

Breaux was a student at Louisiana State University, according to her Facebook page. Her friends and family spoke...

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Please Stop Trying To Take Photos With Bison, People

(9) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 2:39 PM

Rule of thumb: If it’s a large, wild animal that you aren't in any way trained to handle, then don’t touch it, don’t get close to it, and for the love of God, don’t risk your life to take a selfie with it.

A 43-year-old woman from Mississippi on...

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Turns Out Boa Constrictors Might Not Actually Suffocate Their Prey

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 10:38 AM

If you have recurring nightmares about being eaten by a boa constrictor, you may have to slightly alter the details.

Boa constrictors, known for tightly wrapping their bodies around their prey, have long been thought to kill the animals via suffocation. New research from Dickinson College,...

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Think Cats Can't Be Trained? Oh, How Wrong You Are

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 8:43 AM

If you’ve ever suggested training your cat to a friend or colleague, there’s a good chance they laughed in your face. But Samantha Martin, lifelong animal trainer and the founder of The Amazing Acro-Cats, says cats are unfairly stereotyped as un-trainable.

Martin’s traveling circus troupe of 14 felines — most...

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Compassionate Teen Saves Pig Friend From Slaughter

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 9:27 AM

A California teen who feared he would have to send his beloved pig to slaughter has found a happy ending for his curly-tailed friend.

Bruno Barba, 16, was a participant in his high school’s Future Farmers of America program, which involves students raising and caring for farm animals, according...

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Woman Breaks Toddler Out Of Hot Car In Dramatic Footage

(3) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 5:18 PM

A Kansas woman was caught on camera Saturday breaking a car window with a tire iron to rescue a 2-year-old girl trapped inside the hot vehicle.

“The windows were totally rolled up, all the doors were locked. She was covered in sweat,” Sarah Oropeza, manager of a Famous Footwear store...

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Veteran Suffers Gunshot Wound Protecting Baby Sea Turtles

(7) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 10:15 AM


You’re the man, Stan Pannaman!

The 72-year-old Vietnam veteran suffered a gunshot wound to his buttocks Friday...

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Former Pastor Suggests Christians Should Fight Gay Rights With Guns

(6) Comments | Posted July 19, 2015 | 2:22 PM

An evangelical Christian suggested in a video posted to Facebook that Christians should fight against gay rights with firearms. 

Former pastor and current Internet personality Joshua Feuerstein opened his July 9 tirade with several examples of what he described as attacks on Christianity.

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North Carolina Hindu Temple Sign Found Riddled With Holes From Shotgun Blasts

(1) Comments | Posted July 19, 2015 | 11:33 AM

 A North Carolina sheriff’s department says there’s no evidence that shots fired through the sign for a planned Hindu temple is anything more than simple vandalism, but it has nevertheless sent reverberations of concern through the U.S. Hindu community.

The sign, located at a building site of the Om...

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Fox News Wrongly Reports ISIS Tweeted About Chattanooga Before Shooting

(5) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 12:07 PM

Fox News reported Thursday they were taking a “hard look” at a tweet suggesting ISIS had foreknowledge of...

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Man Allegedly Filmed, Mocked Victims Of Deadly Car Crash

(20) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 3:46 PM

An Ohio man was charged with trespassing Wednesday after police said he filmed the aftermath of a deadly car crash and attempted to sell the footage to local news stations.

Paul Pelton, 41, was allegedly one of the first people to arrive at the scene of a car accident...

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Behind The Meow-sic: Meet The All-Cat Rock Band

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 5:12 PM

We just found our new favorite hair band.

Animal trainer Samantha Martin is purrrsuing rock and roll immortality with the Rock-Cats, an all-cat (plus one chicken, Cluck Norris) musical act. The band is just one portion of the Acro-Cats, a troupe of 14 felines — nearly all rescued from a...

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World's Oldest Sperm Discovered In Antarctica

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 9:18 AM

We’ve heard of freezing sperm, but this is taking it to the next level.

Fifty-million-year-old sperm cells from...

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