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Stray Dog Found In The Jungle Treks Miles With Adventure Team To His Forever Home

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | November 24, 2014 | Green
Sometimes new friends are met in the unlikeliest of places, even in the middle of the jungle. Earlier this month, a team of extreme athletes completing a grueling race through the Ecuadorian Amazon came across a dirty, stray dog that began following them through the rain forest. The teammates,...

Farmworkers Call On Wendy's To Pay More For Tomatoes And Boost Their Wages

Roque Planas | November 24, 2014 | Latino Voices
NEW YORK -- With a brass band accompanying chants of “Your burgers might be square, but your food ain’t fair,” and “Wendy’s sucks, give up some bucks,” about 200 people marched in front of two Wendy's restaurants in Manhattan this past Saturday, demanding the company pay 1 cent more per...

As Tensions Rise In Jerusalem, Israeli Activists Try To Stop Anti-Arab Attacks

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | November 24, 2014 | World
A wave of violent protests and deadly attacks have put the city of Jerusalem on edge in recent weeks. Amid the hostile atmosphere between Palestinian and Israeli residents, a spate of hate crimes has further unsettled the city. Yet, there are activists speaking out against the growing divide. Since July,...

Worldwide ADHD Rates Are Higher Than Ever, And It Might Be America's Fault

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | November 24, 2014 | Healthy Living
Diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have surged globally, rising as much as tenfold in some countries. The disorder has become a cultural and economic phenomenon -- but it may not be a medical one, according to one scientist who studies the sociology of health and illness....

Effort To Clone Woolly Mammoth Takes Big Step Forward

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | November 24, 2014 | Science
Scientists are one step closer to cloning a woolly mammoth, thanks to the results of a new autopsy conducted on a remarkably preserved specimen of the species discovered last year. The 40,000-year-old mammoth, nicknamed "Buttercup," was found in permafrost on the remote Siberian island of Maly Lyakhovsky. When...

Ebola Nearly Wiped Out This Entire Family. Now Sisters Are Raising 6 Orphans

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | November 24, 2014 | Impact
Siatta Stewart has no idea how she was spared from Ebola, but the grateful 30-year-old has little time to mull such thoughts. She has to focus her efforts on the six children she has been left to raise. Over the course of nine weeks, the Liberian woman lost...

ISIS Supporters Celebrate Hagel's Resignation On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | November 24, 2014 | World
Just minutes after The New York Times broke the surprising news on Monday that U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel would resign, supporters of the Islamic State began celebrating on Twitter with a triumphant hashtag. The tweets described the defense secretary's resignation as a massive victory for the...

Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Nigerian Border Town

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | November 24, 2014 | World
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a Nigerian border town in the restive northeast on Monday, setting fire to houses and killing an unknown number of people, witnesses and government sources said. Hours after the raid started on Damasak, gunmen still roamed the area, with...

Ferguson Grand Jury Reaches Decision

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | November 24, 2014 | Politics
The grand jury deliberating whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown has reached a decision, CNN and The Washington Post report. The St. Louis County prosecutor's office is set to address the decision during a press conference at...

CDC Looks Ahead To The Next Epidemic

AP | Anna Almendrala | November 24, 2014 | Healthy Living
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster. "It's really urgent that we address the weak links and blind spots around...

Inside The Advocacy Group That Keeps Track Of Syria's War Casualties

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | November 24, 2014 | World
More than three years into Syria's devastating civil war, information about the harrowing costs of violence in the country is getting harder and harder to come by. After a wave of killings and kidnappings, many international journalists, aid workers and diplomats have left the country. In January,...

What Just 'A Few Glimpses Of Mindfulness' Could Do To Heal The Middle East

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | November 24, 2014 | Religion
International spiritual teacher and guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar recently traveled to Erbil, Iraq, to host a conference addressing the persecution of women and minority religions and ethnic groups by the Islamic State militant organization. Representatives from Yazidi, Christian and Muslim populations took part as Shankar and other...

New York Times Public Editor Responds To Critics Over Paper's Israel-Palestine Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | November 24, 2014 | Media
New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan responded to criticism on Saturday that the paper has been biased in its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Beginning by stating that this was a column she "never wanted to write," Sullivan used emails from readers and an interview with Times...

John Boehner Calls For Shift In Military Strategy Along With Chuck Hagel Replacement

Reuters | Reuters | November 24, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - John Boehner, who leads Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday that the selection of a replacement for Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense must be accompanied by a new look at U.S. military policies. "This personnel change must be part of...

Mohammed Fahmy's Lawyers, Worried About His Health, Call For Journalist's Release

AP | Catherine Taibi | November 24, 2014 | Media
CAIRO (AP) — The lawyers of an imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist called Monday for his release, saying he should benefit from a recently passed law in Egypt that allows the country's president to deport foreign defendants, or be freed for health reasons. Amal Clooney and Mark Wassouf of British firm...

Taqwacore: Punk Piety For Young Muslim Rebels

Talia Lavin | November 24, 2014 | Religion
First there was a rock-singer imam, then electro-dabkeh (Levantine folk dance) and Mipsters (Muslim hipsters). Now, it's time to take a look at Islamic (or Muslim) punk. Invented in 2002 by an American author, the term "Taqwacore" has since been taken up by...

750-Year-Old Oak Tree In Poland Damaged By Suspected Arson Fire

James Gerken | November 24, 2014 | Green
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A suspected arson fire in southwestern Poland has damaged a 750-year-old oak tree believed to be the country's oldest. The deputy chief forest ranger in Szprotawa, Jerzy Wilanowski, said Monday that firefighters battled the blaze for more than 30 hours last week using water and foam....

How An Impoverished Nation Became The Most Generous Country In The World

Eleanor Goldberg | November 24, 2014 | Impact
HLAING THARYAR, Myanmar (AP) — "The food cart is coming!" the hungry little boy shouts, his face lighting up. More than 100 people sitting in the grass and beneath the dark midday shadows of giant trees turn to look at the nearby Buddhist monastery. As a monk moves through the...

Russell Brand Points Out The Absurdity Of Being Anti-Immigration In New Special

Katla McGlynn | November 24, 2014 | Comedy
"You know an immigrant is just someone," says comedian Russell Brand, "who used to be somewhere else?" In his new stand-up special, "Messiah Complex," Brand hits on a hot-button issue of immigration he explores the media's portrayal of immigrants as different or dangerous instead of what they are: people. In...

Tower Bridge Official 'Gutted' After Beer Bottle Shatters New Glass Walkway

Carly Ledbetter | November 24, 2014 | Travel
Part of Tower Bridge's latest attraction, a glass walkway soaring 140 feet above the Thames, has shattered just two weeks after opening, when someone dropped a beer bottle on one of the glass panels. The attraction, which cost London a cool $1.5 million, was part...
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