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Cow spared after running away from slaughterhouse

A 700-pound cow has been spared and sent to the farm after escaping from the slaughterhouse and running down New Jersey highways. The cow was hit twice by police vehicles during its escape run, then was finally caught after police shot it twice with tranquilizers. The cow is now healthy…

Wyclef Jean drops free ‘Justice’ track dedicated to Trayvon Martin

The Fugees artist Wyclef Jean partnered with Prescribed and J. Williams to create a song called “Justice (If You’re 17)” dedicated to Florida teen Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed in a controversial encounter with neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in February. The track, available as a free download Saturday,…

Celebrities read their Twitter @ replies: ‘Lol yo will Farrell f–king dum’

On ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, the comedian decided to commemorate Twitter’s sixth birthday by having some of his celebrity comedian friends read tweets about themselves, even if they hurt. “One of the most interesting things about Twitter is it connects celebrities directly to their fans and vice versa,”…

Monster zookeepers starve animals at Indonesia zoo

Animals are “plagued by a lack of funding for and understanding of” proper care at The Surabaya Zoo in Indonesia, according to the AP. Doctors found more than 20 pounds of plastic in a giraffe’s stomach after he died, indicating the zoo is under extreme mismanagement. The zoo’s rare white…

Women’s suffrage is a ‘Bad Romance’

For International Women’s Day, it might be worth revisiting the days before women’s suffrage. At least, that seems to be the goal of Soomo Publishing, which produced a parody Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ video. The actors, dressed in turn-of-the-century suffragette gear, sung lyrics that call back the days before women…

Late middle-aged male experts agree: They know everything

Funny or Die nails it again, this time mocking male “experts” speaking on women’s health. A parade of men, including Tim Meadows, Nick Offerman, Kurtwood Smith, and Judd Nelson, declare themselves to be “experts on women’s reproductive health.” “What qualifies me to be an expert on women’s reproductive health?” Ray…

Pennsylvania poised to enact most restrictive abortion law of 2012

Even as the transvaginal ultrasound bill in Virginia was causing national outrage, Pennsylvania conservatives were quietly pushing a even more restrictive abortion bill. The legislation is designed with so many difficult and differing restrictions that long-time abortion policy analyst Elizabeth Nash at the Guttmacher Institute told Raw Story, “I’ve never…

Bill Moyers on contraception debate: religious freedom includes freedom from it

In a video essay, Bill Moyers explains how the debate over contraception coverage under the new health care legislation highlights a religious debate that is one of the oldest in America. It’s one our forefathers struggled with, and one we continue to struggle with today. “If an individual Catholic worker…

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