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FOCUS: Supreme Court Confirms Citizens Right to Film Police

FOCUS: Supreme Court Confirms Citizens Right to Film Police | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
'The U.S.Supreme Court has refused to review a federal appeals court decision finding it unconstitutional to enforce an Illinois state law that makes it a felony to videotape police officers.' Martha Neil, ABA Journal...
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Life forms that could be 50,000 years old found in caves in Mexico

Life forms that could be 50,000 years old found in caves in Mexico | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The bizarre, ancient microbes and viruses found living in crystals in extremely punishing conditions deep in an abandoned lead and zinc mine
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Let's celebrate the awesomeness of nature. Imagine these life forms that can exist in such places. WOW!
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Fossil Shows Evidence of Live Birth by Egg-Laying Species

Fossil Shows Evidence of Live Birth by Egg-Laying Species | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
By studying a dinocephalosaurus fossil, scientists spotted an embryo inside the mother's rib cage - which was proof of a live birth.
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Another fascinating paleontological find from China. A distant relative of birds and crocodilians that had live birth not eggs. 
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Can You Identify These Cities From Their Light Signatures? - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

Can You Identify These Cities From Their Light Signatures? - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The light that a city emits is like its glowing fingerprint. From the orderly grid of Manhattan, to the sprawling, snaking streets…
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Fascinating exercise. I considered myself good to get 8 (half) correct. What a cool way to see some of the great cities of the world. 
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Trump commits to 'One China' policy in phone call with Xi

Trump commits to 'One China' policy in phone call with Xi | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping spoke by phone Thursday evening, the first conversation between the two since Trump took office.
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So, once again, we see Mr. Trump backing away from his aggressive position taking. This is a victory for the State Department and for the Chinese and President Xi. Thanks to Sect. of State Tillerson we've moved in a more rational direction in this arena. 
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Peru’s Amazon Jungle: Rich, Lush and Worth Saving - Indian Country Media Network

The Manu Wildlife Center in Manu, Peru was establish to offer high-quality ecotourism, so Natives will have jobs in the Amazon.
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A reminder of the wonderful world of nature still to be found and very much in need of protection. 
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11 adorable baby sloth photos show how tough it is to release sloths back into the wild.

11 adorable baby sloth photos show how tough it is to release sloths back into the wild. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
These sloths didn't have mothers, so this woman became their human substitute.
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I love sloths, but then who doesn't? Anyway, here's a story with pictures to make you smile. 
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10 Fascinating Songs About Historical Events - ODDEE

10 Fascinating Songs About Historical Events - ODDEE | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
From a missing elderly couple to one of the largest natural disasters in American history, check out ten tunes that are based on a true story.
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When crime, history, and music intersect, how can I possibly resist sharing? Sing along with your favorite crimes.
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Found: A Lost Continent! (Really)

Found: A Lost Continent! (Really) | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A lost continent has been found below the waters of the Indian Ocean, beneath the tiny, 790 sq. mi. (2,040 sq. km) island of Mauritius
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Wow, a whole new continent to visit---as soon as I develop gills and fins anyway. Fascinating science. 
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Science Surprisingly Finds Why Dogs Often Tilt Their Heads

Science Surprisingly Finds Why Dogs Often Tilt Their Heads | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Dogs are incredibly smart beings, no matter how silly they seem at times. That head tilt just might be telling you something...!
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Why do dogs tilt their heads? Turns out it's because they want to be absolutely sure what their humans want. What a great little piece to reaffirm the bond between us and our canine friends.
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10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
If you're one of countless people who don't make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out: reading has a significant number of benefits, and just a few benefits of them are listed below.
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Of course you should read every day, and what better place to find great books than www.kennethweene.com So what are you waiting for? Stimulate your brain and add to the quality of your life with a great book. 
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The Secret History of Potato Chips - Indian Country Media Network

The Secret History of Potato Chips - Indian Country Media Network | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Potatoes were domesticated first in the Americas, so it is reasonable that the invention of the potato chip should be credited to an America Indian.
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Couldn't resist this tidbit of an article. I guess almost everybody likes chips. I love but no longer eat them (or other potato dishes). Anyway, have a great and tasty day.
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Report: Local Palestinian Family Helped Rescue Israelis Injured in Deadly West Bank Bus Crash

Report: Local Palestinian Family Helped Rescue Israelis Injured in Deadly West Bank Bus Crash | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Members of a Palestinian family rushed to help rescue Israelis who were injured in a deadly bus accident tha
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We should all feel good that there are people who can overcome the politics of their world and come to the aid of others despite differences. This Palestinian family reminds us of what is best in humanity. 
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Dutch government meets Trump's abortion 'gag rule' with a fund of its own

Dutch government meets Trump's abortion 'gag rule' with a fund of its own | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The Dutch government says it will set up a fund to help families worldwide after President Trump reinstated a rule that bars international groups that perform or promote abortions from receiving US government funding.
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Hopefully, the rest of the world will turn its back on the destructive polices championed by Mr. Trump. We need more assistance to the women who live in the Third World Countries. 
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So Long, Thimble: Hasbro Axes Classic Monopoly Token

So Long, Thimble: Hasbro Axes Classic Monopoly Token | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.
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Like most boys, I never wanted to be the thimble (or the iron which was removed a few years back) and always went for the race car and the dog first. What were your favorite tokens? I see that there is now a cat, which we didn't have back in the dark ages. What would you like the replacement for the thimble to be? My choice is an iPhone, but it should come with some great apps, like a free-pass at Boardwalk. 

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Opinion | While Trump scandals mount, Chaffetz decides to investigate... a cartoon character

Opinion | While Trump scandals mount, Chaffetz decides to investigate... a cartoon character | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Sid the Science Kid is in big trouble.
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On behalf of Muppets and preschoolers everywhere, this has to be shared. It would be funny as hell were this man not actually in a political office and blatantly unwilling to do his job competently. 
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10 Most Breathtaking Gardens in the World (great gardens, amazing gardens) - ODDEE

10 Most Breathtaking Gardens in the World (great gardens, amazing gardens) - ODDEE | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Meet ten of the most beautiful places created by the amazing combination of men and nature. (great gardens, amazing gardens)
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If I were young and had the money, I would take a trip to visit these ten beautiful places. How gorgeous they are. 
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15 Creepy Vintage Valentines - ODDEE

15 Creepy Vintage Valentines - ODDEE | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Back in the day, love was a dangerous game.
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Am I the only one who is creeped out by Valentine's Day? There's something threatening about the whole idea of declaring infatuation and expecting a response. Stalkers anyone? But these cards add a whole new dimension, kind of like adding weird clowns to the mix. 
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Many Apply, Few Qualify: Canada Rejects Indian Status for Thousands

Many Apply, Few Qualify: Canada Rejects Indian Status for Thousands | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Canada has rejected more than 72,000 applications from people seeking Indian status, the latest turn in a chaotic process to decide who in Newfoundland qualifies as a Native Canadian.
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There has come a time when those who once hid their connection to the Original People of this continent are now not only proud of their ancestry but others wish to claim it as well. So, who is Native American and who is not? This will not be an easily decided question for the people of Newfoundland. At least we know that the process will be civil and mannerly. 
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Queen's 65-year reign a milestone in a record-breaking life

Queen's 65-year reign a milestone in a record-breaking life | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Pip, Pip! Hooray. 
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It may not be so great to be the queen, at least not any longer. On the other hand, she has managed to reign without having one of her relatives lead a revolt, not a worthy usurper in the lot. I wonder if Chrales will ever get to wear the crown? Probably not. Poor chap. 
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These States Are the Happiest and Healthiest

These States Are the Happiest and Healthiest | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
See where your state ranks on a major national survey of social, financial and physical well-being
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Obviously, where we live affects the quality of our lives. Sorry, you'll have to got to the article to actually find out how your state ranks unless you live in Arizona with me. We're number 8, but of course that dies;t include the arts, which are important to me. For fans of Broody New Englander, Maine is 4, but it's a bit chilly this time of year. 
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Did Custer Have a Cheyenne Mistress and Son? Native Oral History Says Yes - Indian Country Media Network

Did Custer Have a Cheyenne Mistress and Son? Native Oral History Says Yes - Indian Country Media Network | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Recorded Native oral history has several sources that say George Armstrong Custer had a son named Yellow Swallow with a Cheyenne woman named Meotzi.
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If I weren't currently working on a novel set in the nineteenth century and bridging the world of the Native Americans and the White Men, this is a story that would get me writing. I wonder if there are any Indians who know more about this, perhaps somebody with some idea of what happened to Yellow Swallow. I would love to know there great of the tale. 
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Canada to Offer Temp Permits to Those Stranded by Trump Ban

Canada to Offer Temp Permits to Those Stranded by Trump Ban | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Canada to Offer Temp Permits to Those Stranded by Trump Ban
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Thanks to Canada for being a moral compass as America loses its way. 
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All in the rind: how to taste cheese like a master

All in the rind: how to taste cheese like a master | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
I am marvelling at a colour-coded tasting chart filled with words to describe flavours at which even wine critic and queen of the flowery adjective, Jilly Goolden, might raise an eyebrow in surprise.
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I'm a turophile, that's somebody who loves cheese, as in love, love, love. As in show me to the fromagerie and watch me eat. As in cow, goat, buffalo, and sheep. As in smelly, sharp, and well you get the idea. If you love cutting the cheese—no, not that way kids—you'll enjoy this article as much as I did. Meanwhile, there's a wedge of Brie calling my name.
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Prepare for the Apocalypse With These 10 'Prepper' Gadgets

Prepare for the Apocalypse With These 10 'Prepper' Gadgets | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Prepare for the apocalypse — or any other kind of disaster — with this "prepper" gear.
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Whether it's zombies, extraterrestrials, atomic war, or simply the hordes of evil, it seems there are people who want to be prepared to survive.the apocalypse. Here's some great gear to help. For my part, I prefer a good source of phenobarbital and a place to lie down and wait for the dark. What about you? Are you a prepper? A surrenderer? A "what will be will be-er? 
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A pro-life and a pro-choice protest collided. There was singing and hugs.

A pro-life and a pro-choice protest collided. There was singing and hugs. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
It was a statement on abortion, but even more so, it was a statement on democracy.
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As it seems that our country grows ever more divided, we should celebrate instances like this in which those who disagree can do so with civility and even positive emotion. For my part, I am strongly pro-choice but also hope that we can find more ways to reduce the number of abortions. Those ways include better sex education, woman empowerment, better pre- and perinatal care, and easier availability of contraceptives. AND, requiring rapist fathers to pay support but denying them any parental rights. Are you pro-life? Pr-choice? Do you agree with my suggestions? 
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