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Missing Nebraska toddler found safe in arcade claw machine
(Photo via WOWT)
A 3-year-old boy feared missing by his mother was found safe and sound inside an arcade claw machine in Nebraska on Tuesday.
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bringinglexiback:

sorry but children younger than her in the middle east get blown up by drones purely because of their proximity to suspected terrorists, i don’t really care about a dutch teenager getting arrested for sending a “joke” threatening tweet to an airline while claiming to be a member of al qaeda because she thought her obvious positions of privilege would protect her from any and all consequences

wnyc:

americasgreatoutdoors:

This wildlife camera in Zion National Park gives a whole new meaning to the term “selfie.”Photo: National Park Service

Awwww nuts.
nbcnews:

Want to name for a Mars Crater? It’ll cost you $5
(Photo: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS file)
Uwingu, a commercial venture that raises funds for space science, is following up on its exoplanet-naming campaign with a new effort that’s closer to home: soliciting name suggestions for hundreds of thousands of Martian craters.
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futurejournalismproject:

Eastern vs. Western Perspectives on Daily Life
via Drama Fever:

Yang Liu is an artist who was born in China but lived in Germany from the time she was 14. She designed this series of infographics to represent her observations about Chinese culture and German culture. She covers a broad variety of subjects, from what a typical party looks like to attitudes towards waiting in line.

They’re all pretty great and true.  Above: Moods & Weather.
thinksquad:

Two Brooklyn cops sideswiped a parked SUV, then arrested a man sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle, accusing him of damaging their car, a suit charges.
And the officers would have gotten away with their lie — had the whole bizarre drama not been caught by a security camera.
Robert Jackson, 31, told The Post his nightmare began when a police car heading the wrong way on one-way Watkins Street in Brownsville scraped against a parked Ford Explorer, which belongs to his girlfriend. Jackson, a maintenance worker, said he was sitting in the legally parked car outside of his apartment when the accident happened. He got out of the vehicle and walked up to the officers.
“I was smiling, like, ‘How’d you run into me?’ ” he recalled. “Then the cop said, ‘Dude, you ran into me.’ ”
“I just wanted them to fix the damage and apologize, but it didn’t turn out that way,” Jackson said. “They were trying to cover it up.” At that point, things got even more surreal.
The two cops checked the block for surveillance cameras before arresting him for destruction of city property, according to the lawsuit filed by Jackson in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
“When they thought no cameras were on. I saw their gloves go on, and that’s when I was arrested,” Jackson said.
But fortunately for Jackson, the officers, Christopher Oliver and Shazad Shigri, missed one camera on the home of one of his neighbors, Jackson said.
http://nypost.com/2014/02/21/cops-hit-my-car-then-arrested-me-to-cover-it-up-suit/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow
nbcnews:

Ban on same-sex marriage struck down in Virginia
(Photo: Jay Paul / Getty Images file)
A federal judge declared Thursday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the second state in the South to have restrictions on gay marriages overturned this week.
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Housing the Homeless to Save Lives and Money
At least 80,000 homeless people have been taken off the streets and given permanent housing through the 100,000 Homes Campaign, which works with local governments and non-profits in cities across the country to identify and aid at-risk homeless.
View the 60 Minutes segment by Anderson Cooper, as well as before-and-after photos of people aided by the campaign.
Visit the 100,000 Homes Campaign website.
ari-abroad:

Today I visited a shelter outside of London where flood evacuees are taking refuge. Hear this woman’s story tonight on All Things Considered. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1mdTqn8
rtamerica:

Congress members urge Obama to remove marijuana from illegal drugs list
In a signed letter issued on Wednesday, 18 members of Congress have called on President Barack Obama to reclassify marijuana, a drug currently listed in the same category as heroin and LSD.
Authored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), the letter comes after President Obama’s comments to the New Yorker in January, in which he stated his belief that marijuana is not any more dangerous than drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes. 
New Gender Options for Facebook Users

futurejournalismproject:

Facebook users have been long been lobbying for gender options on their profiles beyond “male” and “female”, and the idea has been percolating at in-house for the last year. After consulting with leading gay and transgender activists, Facebook has come up with a list of 50 different terms  people can use to identify their gender, as well as 3 pronoun choices, reports AP.  

What it means for advertising?

At this point, Facebook targets advertising according to male or female genders. For those who change to something neutral, ads will be targeted based on the pronoun they select for themselves. Unlike getting engaged or married, changing gender is not registered as a “life event” on the site and won’t post on timelines. Therefore, Facebook said advertisers cannot target ads to those who declare themselves transgender or recently changed their gender.

Full story here.

guardian:

British girl leads Guardian campaign to end female genital mutilation
A 17-year-old student is calling on education secretary, Michael Gove, to help end female genital mutilation in Britain by asking headteachers to train and inform teachers and parents about the horrors of the practice. theguardian.com/end-fgm