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Watch: Police defend station from trespassing squirrel

Jan. 3 (UPI) -- An Illinois police department shared video of some panicked officers attempting to stop a squirrel from invading their station.... read more

Watch: Seagull gets help with plastic problem on Florida beach

Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A visitor to a Florida beach climbed a pier to rescue a seagull with plastic wound around its neck and the encounter was caught on video.... read more

Protest Gets Cell Tower Near Playground Removed in New York

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Watch: Tourist’s purse snatched by hungry elephant

Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A visitor to an elephant rescue in Sri Lanka captured video of the moment a hungry elephant stole a tourist's purse to feast on mangos.... read more

Joe Cunningham will vote no on Pelosi as speaker, back House campaign head instead

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China Just Landed a Space Probe on the Dark Side of the Moon

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Federal Grand Jury Will Finally Hear Evidence Of A Controlled Demolition On 9/11

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Reporter Quits NBC Citing Network’s Support For Endless War

Caitlin Johnstone, Contributor Waking Times... read more

For the First Time in 21 Years, Copyrighted Works Enter the Public Domain: ‘The drought is over’

In an unprecedented victory for cultural appreciation, people will now have free access to thousands of beloved published works thanks to a mass copyright expiration.... read more

New Muslim congresswoman to be sworn in with Thomas Jefferson’s centuries-old Quran

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Reporter Quits NBC Citing Network’s Support for Endless War

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A Surprise Announcement Has Just Unleashed Another Wave Of Panic On Wall Street

By Michael Snyder... read more

Barista’s Simple Question Leads Her Husband to Extend the Life of a Fellow Veteran

Nicole McNeil’s simple question to a customer ended up saving the man’s life.... read more

Sensory Processing Disorder: 14 Strategies For Healing The Sensitive Child

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World-class Voice Prosthesis for $1

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Good News in History, January 3

131 years ago today, inventor Marvin Stone received a U.S. patent for the first ‘artificial drinking straw’, which was made of paper. He used the newfound wealth from his straw business for a variety of philanthropic causes. He furnished lodging for his female employees, including a large library, music room, meeting room, and dancing floor. In addition, he and several others built two blocks of tenement houses for African-American residents of Washington, D.C. (1888)... read more

Is Arthritis in Childhood Becoming the “New Normal?”

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Burning Car Carrier Abandoned In Pacific Ocean; Two Missing, Three Confirmed Dead

U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and two merchant vessels are searching for two missing crew members from the car carrier Sincerity Ace which caught on fire approximately 1,800 nautical miles (2,000 miles) northwest of Oahu, Hawaii, the Coast Guard reported on Tuesday. According to the update, good samaritans aboard four merchant vessels have rescued 16 of the 21 crew after the Panamanian-flagged vessel caught fire Monday during a voyage from Japan to Honolulu.... read more

The Mediterranean Pipeline Wars Are Heating Up

Things have been quite active in the Eastern Mediterranean lately, with Israel, Cyprus and Greece pushing forward for the realization of the EastMed pipeline, a new gas conduit destined to diversify Europe’s natural gas sources and find a long-term reliable market outlet for all the recent Mediterranean gas discoveries. The three sides have reached an agreement in late November (roughly a year after signing the MoU) to lay the pipeline, the estimated cost of which hovers around $7 bill... read more

Arrest of Yellow Vest leader Drouet slammed as ‘abuse of power’ & ‘dictatorship’

Shouts of “dictatorship” were heard as one of the leaders of France’s anti-government Yellow Vest movement was arrested in Paris late on Wednesday, after authorities charged him with organizing and leading an unauthorized protest. Eric Drouet was detained by police as some of the movement’s supporters gathered in the capital’s Place de la Concorde, near the iconic Arc de Triomphe monument. People left candles in remembrance of the movement’s wounded in clas... read more

Bipartisan Support for Gun Confiscation Is Growing

By José Niño... read more

Violence Against Women Act lapses during shutdown, putting help for victims at risk

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Weaving Big Connections from Small Acts

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The Freedom To Heal

Today, America, The Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, finds herself in shackles, diseased, and homeless.... read more

This is what keeps us working for the man

You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go, I owe my soul to the company store.... read more

The Gift of Presence and the Perils of Advice

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Guess What These Four Fastest Growing States Have in Common…

Keep the federal government shut down and let the states set policy.... read more

Handcuffed for Homeschooling? Paperwork Dispute Gets Ugly

A school system in Massachusetts is proving to be malicious, incompetent, or maybe both.... read more

Look: Goat captured after crossing busy interstate

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Police in California said they wrangled a goat that successfully crossed a busy highway and ran loose through city streets.... read more

California’s Next Calamity: Storms Compounded By High Tides

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US Airstrikes Kill 62 People in Coastal Somali Town

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Man known as ‘Hacky Sack guy’ sets Guinness World Record

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A Missouri man known as the "Hacky Sack guy" set a Guinness World Record for traveling 16,581 feet while controlling a footbag.... read more

Watch: Four escaped circus zebras run through Dresden

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Police in Germany launched a pursuit when four zebras escaped from a Christmas circus and ran loose through a city's downtown.... read more