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What it’s like to grow up next to…

Liberty Island — home to the Statue of Liberty — might not be the first place most parents take their newborn right after being discharged from the hospital. But that was where Hal Clancy spent…

Whos afraid of Donald Trump? No one. And…

It’s hard to maintain innocence after starting off with a confession. With the not-a-transcript of the call between Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky in one hand, and the whistleblower complaint in the other, the impeachment…

Kitten Insists on Being Cuddled After She Was…

A tiny kitten who was rescued from rough conditions, overcame all odds. Danica Floto Earlier this year, Critteraid Animal Sanctuary was contacted about three newborn kittens found inside a building's insulation at a farm. The…

Thousands of Dead Seabirds Washed Up on Alaskas…

Short-tailed Shearwaters washed up on St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea, August 2019. Photo: ACSPI-ECO The first reports came in May. They were sparse, but enough to put seabird-monitoring coordinator Hillary Burgess on edge.…

Harper the Great Blue Heron Just Crushed Her…

Harper the Heron. Photo: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Harper the Great Blue Heron doesn't have time for layovers. Geotagging data from this past week shows that the bird, tagged earlier this year in Maine, flew…

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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

Cheers and Jeers for Friday, October 11, 2019 Note: Good news—the meek shall inherit the earth.  Bad news: only after the rich and powerful have sucked it dry and moved to Mars. - By the…

U.S. protection policy consigns babies and toddlers to…

Immigrants spend the afternoon inside the Barretal migrant camp on December 4, 2018, in Tijuana, Mexico. After traveling more than 6 weeks from Central America, thousands of immigrants from the migrant caravan remain in Tijuana,…

Senate Republicans might not vote as a bloc…

McConnell's got a whole majority to think about, the Journal seems to be suggesting. Might this be a subtle message to Moscow Mitch McConnell from the conservative Wall Street Journal: "GOP Senators’ Concerns Muddy Path…

Open thread for night owls. Dayen: Californias recent…

Former four-term California Gov. Jerry Brown At The American Prospect, David Dayen writes—California’s Success Exposes Jerry Brown’s Failure:  Earlier this fall, I joked that our staff writer Alex Sammon had become a California legislative correspondent,…

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Finally! A Cherokee player forces Atlanta to address…

Scores of high schools and colleges across the country assumed these and other Indian team names in the 1920s and 1930s, even as so-called civilization regulations forbade Native Americans to speak their languages, practice their…

2 Associates Of Giuliani Indicted On Campaign Finance…

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two important witnesses for the ongoing impeachment inquiry, have been arrested on charges related to helping the president’s lawyer Rudolph Giuliani to encourage Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe…

PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By Pumping…

SAN FRANCISCO—In response to recent criticism by residents frustrated by the planned blackout, Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials vowed Friday to make amends for power outages by pumping wires full of so much electricity…

Middle School Boy Assumes Crush Staring Into His…

LANSING, MI—Encouraged by what he interpreted as “pretty strong signals,” 12-year-old middle school student Brian Foster assumed Friday that Rebecca Saunders, his longtime crush who had spent his middle school’s homecoming dance staring into his…

Skip the dentist and whiten your teeth at…

It’s no secret that we’re a coffee– and wine-obsessed society. Ain’t no shame in our game. The thing is, these beverages can really do a number on your pearly whites – especially after years of…