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Former Cop Chief Allegedly Scammed Christmas Fund for $51K

AOL – by Erik Sherman Protect and defend may have turned into pervert and defraud, according to federal prosecutors. The US Attorney’s Office charged that former Lee, Massachusetts police chief Joseph Buffis diverted $51,044 in donations for a toy fund to his … Continue reading

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FERC Hands Enbridge Permit for Tar Sands by Rail Facility

DeSmog Blog On the Friday before Labor Day — in the form of an age-old “Friday News Dump“ — the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) handed a permitto Enbridge, the tar sands-carrying corporate pipeline giant, to open a tar sands-by-rail facility in Flanagan, Ill.by early-2016. With the capacity to accept 140,000 barrels … Continue reading

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First Nations Fisherman Donates 500 Sockeye to Vancouver Homeless

Indian Country Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is known as one of the poorest areas of one of British Columbia’s best-known cities, its reputation one of forgotten souls. But a pile of sockeye salmon changed all that on Saturday August 23, when … Continue reading

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Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair

Indian Country – by Simon Moya-Smith On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said. The … Continue reading

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Ku Klux Klan steps up recruitment, focuses on immigration

AOL As immigration debates continue on the U.S.-Mexico border, the most infamous and oldest hate group in the country appears to be using the issue as a platform to step up its recruitment across the country.Multiple CNN affiliates report the … Continue reading

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Driverless Cars Could Lead To Organ Donor Shortage

What have we come to?  This story bothers (I have other words I could use) me in So many ways.. AOL Autos Unintended consequences abound when it comes to emerging technology, and self-driving cars are no exception. Numerous ethical and legal dilemmas associated with … Continue reading

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Do We Live in a 2-D Hologram? Physicists Aim to Find Out

NBC News – by Alan Boyle Physicists at Fermilab in Illinois have turned on a laser-based experiment that could reveal whether the three-dimensional world we perceive is merely a “Matrix”-style illusion generated by a cosmic two-dimensional hologram. The Holometer experiment is the … Continue reading

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No gray area: Beliefs shape view of Brown killing

AOL – by Jesse Washington ST. LOUIS (AP) – Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a … Continue reading

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Katzen Hobbes Turns Herself Into Tiger Woman

Huffington Post – by David Moye When Katzen Hobbes was a toddler, she had dreams where she saw herself covered in tiger stripes. When she was 18, she started making that dream a reality. Now, at the age of 40, … Continue reading

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Dogs get the blues when kids go back to school

AOL – by Sue Manning LOS ANGELES (AP) — Young people aren’t the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer. … Continue reading

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China: No Open Nominations For Hong Kong Leader

The World Post – by JACK CHANG and KELVIN CHAN BEIJING (AP) — China’s legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong’s leader, saying they would create a “chaotic society.” Democracy activists in … Continue reading

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Feral Cat Causes School Closure

Odenton-Severn Patch – by Elizabeth Janney With a feral cat loose in one Anne Arundel County elementary school, administrators have decided to close school early on Friday. Richard Henry Lee Elementary School in Glen Burnie will close at 9:45 a.m. … Continue reading

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UN Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, Calls For ‘Stand Your Ground’ Review

Huffington Post – by Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) – The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by … Continue reading

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California Legislature Passes Ban on Disposable Plastic Bags

Wall Street Journal – by ALEJANDRO LAZO A bill banning plastic bags in California grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and other businesses is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk after the state legislature passed the measure Friday. If signed by … Continue reading

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Labor Day’s surprisingly dark history

AOL On the first Monday of September, the United States celebrates Labor Day… but just what is Labor Day? The first Labor Day Parade was held September 5th, 1882 in New York City to celebrate the strength of trade and … Continue reading

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Junior high vice principal arrested for legally concealed gun on campus

Guns.com – by Chris Eger Police in Bakersfield, California, arrested then quickly released a junior high school vice principal and concealed carry permit holder for having a firearm on school property. According to a statement from the police department, a Bakersfield police school … Continue reading

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Suspected burglar shot in the head by New Orleans preacher, former cop

Guns.com – by Jennifer Cruz One man is behind bars and another remains in critical condition after being shot in the head by a Baptist preacher during an attempted burglary at a New Orleans church Wednesday evening. Police responded to … Continue reading

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Texas homeowner shoots intruder while on the phone with 911

Guns.com – by Jennifer Cruz A man is recovering from a gunshot wound after a Harris County, Texas, homeowner shot him during an attempted home invasion Tuesday morning, according to media reports. Quinton Wood, a postal worker currently on medical leave, was … Continue reading

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Intruder fatally shot after assaulting 2 women, killing the family dog

Guns.com – by Jennifer Cruz One man is dead and another behind bars following a violent home invasion in Darlington County, South Carolina, early Friday morning. According to local media, two men, both armed with guns, forced their way into the … Continue reading

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Mom asked to leave library after her concealed handgun was spotted

Guns.com – by Chris Eger A Colorado mother with her children was asked to leave a local library under threat of calls to police after it was discovered she was legally carrying a handgun. The Aug. 20 incident at the … Continue reading

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