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Amazing puppy swims six miles to find help after falling off boat

A stranded puppy that fell off a boat has been reunited with her owners after swimming six miles to shore.<p>Rylee fell overboard as her owners fixed a mechanical problem on their boat in Lake Michigan. The determined pet had to walk another 12 miles to a camping site before she was found.<p>Edward …

Aya Cash on Wearing What You Love, Even if It Means Getting ‘Fugged’

2016 was the year TV took a deep dive into an exploration of mental illness. Shows like <i>UnReal, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,</i> and <i>Lady Dynamite</i> each had its own nuanced take on what used to be referred to, simplistically and erroneously, as “crazy.”<p>Critical darling <i>You’re The Worst</i> <i>—</i> which returned to FX for …

Skinny Jeans

An Olympic Boxer Sells His Two Gold Medals in This Heartbreaking Doc

'La Lucha' follows the story of Cuban Olympian Mario Kindelan Mesa and his struggles to support his family.<p>In the United States, professional boxing is an incredibly high grossing sport—just this year, the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight alone generated around $400 million in pay-per-view revenue. The …

Cuba

Ryan Lochte … when sponsorship goes wrong

As the Olympic swimmer’s reputation took a dive, his sponsors were quick to distance themselves. But was this a clever response – and what are the lessons for advertisers?<p>As Olympians return victorious from Rio 2016, it’s likely that many will be offered lucrative sponsorship packages from brands …

Public Relations

Prairie Home Companion’s Garrison Keillor destroys Donald Trump in hilarious open letter

In a scathing open letter to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, author, humorist and <i>Prairie Home Companion</i> ex-host Garrison Keillor said …

Donald Trump

Florida Judge Reprimanded For Jailing Domestic Abuse Victim

A Florida judge was publicly rebuked for her treatment of a domestic violence victim this week, the Orlando <i>Sentinel</i> reported.<p>In July 2015, Judge …

Domestic Violence
Sociology
Retirement

Unique POEMS Collections by Famous & Modern Poets

A poem is first and foremost an expression of emotion and speaks to the soul in a way everyday conversation cannot. Poems have the power to change …

More Americans Are Smoking Weed on a Daily Basis

Americans are feeling much more relaxed about weed.<p>A new study published in <i>Lancet Psychiatry</i> Thursday revealed that more Americans are using …

Cannabis

Man pushes girlfriend from plane, saves her life before dying in crash

NEW ORLEANS — Friends and family of a man who died in a plane crash are calling him a hero after he saved his girlfriend’s life moments before the …

Joe Biden gave an unexpected response to a protester who said his friends died in combat in Syria

While campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Ohio on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden was interrupted by a protester who repeatedly shouted at him about friends he said were killed during a combat mission in Syria.<p>"Some of my friends, my American friends, died," the protester said. "Why did you tell …

Joe Biden
Donald Trump

Baffled Republicans Wonder: Who Was Trump’s Immigration Speech For?

"It has to be their calculation that they can drive up turnout in white working-class areas of battleground states to dizzying heights. Otherwise this move makes no sense 69 days from the election."<p>In the wake of Donald Trump's hardline immigration speech Wednesday night, Republicans throughout the …

What Was So Shocking About Trump's Immigration Speech?

It shouldn’t be offensive to consider the interests of Americans before those of illegal immigrants.<p>“Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation—that is what it means to have laws and to have a country.”<p>That line from Donald Trump’s immigration speech in Phoenix was …

Immigration

In Arizona we saw the real Donald Trump: the one we already knew

There was no pivoting. There was no softening. There was just Donald Trump.<p>In a much heralded immigration speech in Phoenix, the Republican nominee finally put to rest any pretence that he would moderate his views for a general electorate. “There will be no amnesty,” Trump proclaimed to a cheering …

Republicans

The price of pot is tumbling in Colorado

Colorado's weed is getting much cheaper.<p>In October, the cost of a wholesale pound of cannabis was around $2,400 to $2,600. That price has almost been cut in half to between $1,400 and $1,600 last month, according to data from Tradiv, an online marijuana-distribution platform.<p>"In less than a year, …

Cannabis

Court Rules That Medical Marijuana Card Holders Can't Buy Firearms

If you have a medical marijuana card, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says that you can’t buy a gun.<p>The court ruled 3-0 on Wednesday that a ban …

Cannabis
Amber Heard

Ian McKellen turned down £1 million offer to officiate wedding dressed as Gandalf

Ian McKellen turned down an astonishing $1.5 million offer to officiate a billionaire's wedding dressed as Gandalf, whom the actor famously played in Lord of the Rings.<p>McKellen was allegedly offered the money by Sean Parker, co-founder of the record-streaming service Napster and the first president …

Ian McKellen

Michael J. Fox Explains His ‘Good Wife’ Character: ‘I Wanted to Prove Disabled People Can Be A‑‑holes Too’

<b>Michael J. Fox</b>’s portrayal as manipulative defense attorney Louis Canning in <i>The Good Wife</i> has earned him his 17th Emmy nomination — and he’s proud to …

Singer Janis Ian gets booted from Facebook for reposting lewd cartoon

Sixties folkie Janis Ian is fighting The Man again — but this time the man is Mark Zuckerberg.<p>Ian — whose early recordings were censored because of their socially progressive themes — has been banned from Facebook after reposting a cartoon showing an elderly woman with incongruously perky breasts …

Hande Kader: Outcry in Turkey over transgender woman's murder

<b>The murder of Hande Kader, a transgender woman, has caused an outcry in Turkey's biggest city Istanbul. Turkey remains conservative on LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) issues, but on Sunday activists will stage a rare protest in Istanbul, writes Rengin Arslan of BBC …

LGBTQI

Photos then and now: the dangerous relationship with the Lower Mississippi

The river rose all day, the river rose all night<p>Accounts of large-scale flooding on the Mississippi reach back to 1543, when Spanish conquistador …

Teenage swimmers attacked by angry otters in California

Two teenage boys have been attacked by three otters while swimming in Lake Shasta, northern California.<p>Chris Whitney, 13, and his friend Jacob Savage, 14, had been jumping off rocks at the lake when the animals struck.<p>"So we had to swim back about 70 yards, back to our camp, and they just kept …

Archery

These Muslim Women Athletes Picked Up Olympic Medals And Made History

“What I love about my experience is that I’m able to encourage other youth to pursue their dreams, to not let other people dictate their journey for them."