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An Indian woman has been granted permission to divorce her husband because he would not build a toilet in their home. The woman in her 20s had been married for five years, but had been forced to relieve herself in nearby fields. Indian law only allows divorce in limited circumstances such as domestic violence or proven cruelty. The woman's lawyer told the AFP news agency that the judge said forced open defecation was a form of torture. [ 88 more words ]

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An Indian woman has been granted permission to divorce her husband because he would not build a toilet in their home.
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A castle in Wales is being brought back to life by a team of volunteers – led by a historian who fell in love with the building when he was a child. Mark Baker was taken around Gwrych Castle in North Wales by his parents when he was young – but was devastated when it fell into disrepair after it became a popular squat in the 1990s. [ 93 more words ]

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A castle in Wales is being brought back to life by a team of volunteers – led by a historian who fell in love with the building when he was a child.
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by: Bob D Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated: Aug 19, 2017 - 10:01 PM ROSEBUD, Texas - A California woman donated back-to-school items for every student at a Texas school, KWTX reported. "You can't put into words how much that support means,” Rosebud Primary first grade teacher Kendra Lorenz said. Lorenz said she first connected with the donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, through an online organization called Donors Choose. [ 94 more words ]

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ROSEBUD, Texas - A California woman donated back-to-school items for every student at a Texas school, KWTX reported.
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A BRIT who battled to save women from a knife-wielding terrorist in Finland insisted: “I am not a hero”. FINLAND ATTACK: Hassan Zubier claims he's not a hero Hassan Zubier was pictured in a wheelchair with his arm in a sling after being stabbed as he tackled an 18-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker on Friday. Two died and seven others were injured in Turku, 90 miles west of the capital Helsinki, before the terrorist was arrested after being shot by police. [ 48 more words ]

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A BRIT who battled to save women from a knife-wielding terrorist in Finland insisted: “I am not a hero”.
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A viral tweet about a young black woman who escorted Donald Trump supporters through a tense anti-racism protest has been shared by tens of thousands of people on Twitter. Imani Williams was one of thousands of protesters who took part in a protest to oppose the "Free Speech Rally" in the US city of Boston on Saturday. Steve Annear, a Boston Globe reporter who covered the protest, spotted Imani's action to protect far-right supporters and tweeted about it. [ 83 more words ]

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A viral tweet about a young black woman who escorted Donald Trump supporters through a tense anti-racism protest has been shared by tens of thousands of people on Twitter.
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Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, pictured above, announced his support for comprehensive reforms to strengthen the state’s animal cruelty laws and update its commercial breeder regulations. Also pictured, HSUS New Hampshire State Director Lindsay Hamrick with a Great Dane puppy whose mother endured a life of misery at a Wolfeboro puppy mill. Photo by Office of the N.H. governor ... READ MORE

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Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, pictured above, announced his support for comprehensive reforms to strengthen the state’s animal cruelty laws and update its commercial breeder regulations.
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Unless you’re a seasoned NASA engineer with knowledge of planetary protection protocols and the guidelines that astronauts and scientists much adhere to in order to prevent humanity from contaminating worlds (including our own), there’s very little chance you have a shot at landing NASA’s new Planetary Protection Officer position. That is, unless you’re nine-year-old Jack Davis, who wrote to the agency with the hopes of scoring the job, and definitely did not get a denial. [ 86 more words ]

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Unless you’re a seasoned NASA engineer with knowledge of planetary protection protocols and the guidelines that astronauts and scientists much adhere to in order to prevent humanity from contaminating worlds (including our own), there’s very little chance you have a shot at landing NASA’s new Planet...
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On August 21, 2017, over 144,000 people will join together in meditation at the same moment during the Solar Eclipse for the benefit on Earth and all mankind. Scientific studies have confirmed positive effects of mass meditations on human society: How is it possible that people meditating alone in their homes or offices, or together in a group, can influence other people across town, across the country or even around the world—who aren’t even meditating? [ 89 more words ]

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On August 21, 2017, over 144,000 people will join together in meditation at the same moment during the Solar Eclipse for the benefit on Earth and all mankind.
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Provided Now that she has a cart, Ayana loves running and playing with the other dogs at Murray’s house. She is using a hand-me-down cart that is too large for her. Murray has set up a fundraising page to help cover some of Ayana’s medical expenses and getting her a custom-fit chair. Provided Now that she has a cart, Ayana loves running and playing with the other dogs at Murray’s house. [ 91 more words ]

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Provided Now that she has a cart, Ayana loves running and playing with the other dogs at Murray’s house.
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Most teachers these days last no more than five to 10 years in the classroom, but Paul Miller taught math for nearly 80. At one point, he was considered the "oldest active accredited teacher" in the U.S. His career started in his hometown of Baltimore. It was 1934, the Dust Bowl was wreaking havoc in the Plains, Bonnie and Clyde were gunned down by police in Louisiana, and a thuggish politician named Adolf Hitler became president of Germany. [ 87 more words ]

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Most teachers these days last no more than five to 10 years in the classroom, but Paul Miller taught math for nearly 80.
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month. But instead of registering for a blender or stemware, she's asking for shoes and backpacks to give homeless children at her school. August 19, 2017 Copper Hills High School teacher Rickee Stewart said she was shocked when she found out more than 100 homeless students attend her school. [ 49 more words ]

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month.
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A charity that had dozens of Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who toys taken in a burglary has been "overwhelmed" by donations from the public. The items were intended to be used to help raise money at an event for people with disabilities. Charity The 1st Sensory Legion has since received more than 500 replacement toys in what it described as an "epic" response. [ 100 more words ]

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A charity that had dozens of Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who toys taken in a burglary has been "overwhelmed" by donations from the public.
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Thousands of Muslims descended on the Lake District today to raise cash for charity. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK’s #Mercy4Mankind charity campaign culminated in a half marathon in picturesque Keswick. Over 200 marauding vikings crash couple's wedding day A spokesman for AMYA said: ‘This year’s event is the 32nd anniversary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association’s Charity Challenge. ‘In that time we have raised in excess of £2.5million for dozens of British charities.’ [ 94 more words ]

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Thousands of Muslims descended on the Lake District today to raise cash for charity.
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Head of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation, Seyyed Parviz Fattah, says in addition to offering services to the poor Shiite and Sunni people, the foundation also provides support for thousands of poor Christians living in the country According to a Farsi report by the Tasnim News Agency, he said the organization provides supports for all poor people from all walks of life in Iran regardless of their religion. [ 95 more words ]

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Head of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation, Seyyed Parviz Fattah, says in addition to offering services to the poor Shiite and Sunni people, the foundation also provides support for thousands of poor Christians living in the country
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HAMPTON, New Hampshire – We’ve all of heard of therapy dogs and even cats, but how about a chicken? A New Hampshire family lost that pet this week, and a practical joke helped bring it home. Four chickens call Hampton Beach home. Patty Lamonday bought the flock a few months back for her mother Anna. While they may not be your typical lap pet, these chickens are therapeutic to Anna, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. [ 95 more words ]

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HAMPTON, New Hampshire – We’ve all of heard of therapy dogs and even cats, but how about a chicken?
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MGM Resorts International denounced “hate mongers and white supremacists” in a letter to employees Friday, offering to match their donations to civil rights groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. “You have my commitment that we will vigorously and zealously continue to reject hate speech and hate-based actions in any form,” Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren wrote, telling workers he felt compelled to speak after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the terrorist attack in Barcelona this week. [ 81 more words ]

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MGM Resorts International denounced “hate mongers and white supremacists” in a letter to employees Friday, offering to match their donations to civil rights groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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Every wedding ring has a story, but one lost and found diamond is now part of a miraculous tale Margaret and Justin Mussel will pass down for generations. It was a 1.1 karat diamond on a white gold band. Margaret was wearing her ring on a family trip to Italy nine years ago when it suddenly slipped off and disappeared. [ 103 more words ]

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Every wedding ring has a story, but one lost and found diamond is now part of a miraculous tale Margaret and Justin Mussel will pass down for generations.
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A Raleigh man accused of leaving his 5 children under age 8 at home while he went to work is now out of jail. Victor King says he was bailed out of jail by a complete stranger who saw his story on Eyewitness News and he is now back at work. That person is just one of dozens across the nation who have reached out to ABC11 and the family to lend a helping hand. [ 89 more words ]

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A Raleigh man accused of leaving his 5 children under age 8 at home while he went to work is now out of jail.
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A Sundre father and son staged a loon intervention last Saturday. It all went down in the Nordegg area, where Don Gibson, his 12-year-old son Carter and wife Jennifer were camping near Shunda Lake. Down at the dock, Gibson's wife noticed a loon swimming toward them — which was uncharacteristic behavior for a loon. "I didn't think it was real," Gibson told the Calgary Eyeopener, "because it was coming straight at us. [ 107 more words ]

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A Sundre father and son staged a loon intervention last Saturday.
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SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Most victims of domestic violence are women but not only women. One in seven men have suffered severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to the CDC. Now, more communities are opening shelters exclusively for battered men and their families. From Dallas, KERA's Lauren Silverman spoke with one victim about the challenge of finding a safe place to stay. [ 95 more words ]

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One in seven men have suffered severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to the CDC.
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