Three Elephants In Connecticut Just Got A Lawyer To Push For Their Liberty & “Personhood”

Three elephants in Connecticut could redefine what it means to be an animal in America. They’ve lawyered up. Really. Beulah, Karen, and Minnie have spent their life entertaining humans at traveling circuses and fairs.  They now live at the Commerford Zoo. A group called “The Nonhuman Rights Project” has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the elephants demanding “recognition of their legal personhood and right to bodily liberty.” The NRC claims the zoo has been found in violation of meeting

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Democratic and Republican Senators Kaine And Alexander Make Beautiful Music Together

Two senators on different sides of the aisle are showing a Democrat and a Republican can play nicely together. Literally, play. Beautiful music. USA Today reports Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennesee)  have been holding jam sessions in Alexander’s office and will take their act public on Friday when they join with members of the Buck Mountain Band for a concert on the Tennessee-Virginia state line. Billing themselves as The Amateurs, the group will be the opening

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Bakers Trapped In Houston Bakery For Two Days Make Tons Of Bread For Hurricane Harvey Shelters

Four bakers in Houston sure did rise to the occasion when they found themselves trapped inside the bakery where they work. The Daily Mail reportsWorkers at the El Bolillo Bakery in Houston, Texas, had been working the night shift on Friday when they realized they couldn’t leave the shop because of the rising floodwater. In the spirit of when life serves you lemons, you make lemonade, these four men made the best use of their time. They go to work.

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Professor’s Special Talent Helps Man With Alzheimer’s Capture Beautiful Music Before It Disappears Forever

A beautiful thing is happening with a musician with Alzheimer’s in Portland, Oregon. Three years ago, Steve Goodwin was diagnosed with the awful disease. There is so much that he is losing. None more heartbreaking than the music he has spent almost 50 years composing and playing for his beloved wife, Joni. It has been the soundtrack of their long and happy marriage. The problem is Steve never wrote any of the songs down. Always played from memory. His disease

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What Happened After Britain’s Got Talent Judge Told This Kid To Get Singing Lessons?

“Britain’s Got Talent” is the overseas first cousin to this country’s “America’s Got Talent.” And just like the US-based show, the program is built on dreams. Dreams of having your talent recognized. Dreams of getting a shot at sharing your talent with the world. It means taking a a huge risk. That’s what 12-year-old Kyle Tomlinson found out when he tried out in 2014. Judge David Walliams told the kid in no uncertain terms he should go get some singing

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New Wedding Photos For Couple 38 Years After Originals Lost In A House Fire

Wedding photos. Few things are more precious to a happily married couple. That’s why Ashleigh Bing’s heart broke for her parents. Jennifer and Timothy Bing’s wedding photos were lost in a house fire only two weeks after they were married. That was almost four decades ago! With her parents’ anniversary coming up this summer, Ashleigh came up with a brilliant idea: Recreate the photos! How very convenient that Ashleigh happens to be a wedding photographer. She told ABC7.com that she

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Shocking News Inspires Son To Fulfill His Mother’s Bucket List Of Joy

One son figured fulfilling his mother’s bucket list of joy was the best thing he could do. The best way to help her heal from losing her job. The best way to make up for being a tough kid growing up. The best way to tell a wonderful, heartfelt mother-son adventure story. CBS News’ Steve Hartman says the adventure began with Rebecca Danigelis getting the news that she was losing her longtime job. She’d worked in housekeeping for years at a

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Friendly Puppy Who Flunked Out Of K9 Police Academy Gets Awesome New Job

What an honor for a dog to make it through the police academy and become part of a hardworking K9 unit. Such was not the fate for Gavel, the German Shepherd puppy in Australia who has flunked out of the police academy. Gavel’s problem? Simply, he’s too nice. 7News says it turns out Gavel likes people so much, the trainers were concerned he wouldn’t have what it takes to take down the bad guys. Quite a beginning for Gavel who

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Jewish Nurse Breastfeeds Palestinian Baby After Mother Hurt In Car Crash And He Won’t Take A Bottle

Is there anything more beautiful than a photo of a mother as she breastfeeds a child? It happens millions of times a day around the world. One photo is making folks stop and breathe in something even more beautiful. It’s a shot of a mother feeding a child who is not her own. The Daily Mail reports Ula Ostrowski-Zak is a nurse at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Ein Kerem in central Israel. A Palestinian family was brought there after their

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Finding Meaning In The Aftermath Of An Exploded Soda Can

No one is claiming responsibility. It’s possible they were scared off by my rather loud verbal reaction when I came upon the scene of the crime. A crime, I admit, That probably started with a relatively good intention. Last weekend, someone, A mystery someone, Got the inspired idea to compensate for a lack of cold sodas in the fridge. Anonymous put a room temperature can of Coke Zero in the freezer. Which is a great idea. When you remember to

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