Another round of misdirected Israel-bashing

Opinion | Kendrick Macdowell

In Israel, it is against the law — and can constitute the crime of rape by deception — to obtain sex by false pretenses. That’s a dumb law. And the ruling in Kashur’s sentencing illustrates it dumbness

Man lured cats with pot roast, then shot them - WCSC

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Creepy killer charged with animal cruelty and abuse for killing 4 cats with pellet gun shots to the head

Vatican revises its rules on clerical sex abuse - AP

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The Vatican revised its in-house rules to deal with clerical sex abuse cases Thursday, targeting priests who molest the mentally disabled as well as children and doubling the statute of limitations for such crimes.

Woman sentenced for taping dog to fridge - ABC News

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Former University of Colorado student gets 30 days in jail after using strange punishment on boyfriend’s pet

Reedley teen badly beaten, family charged - KMPH Fox 26

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A teen girls was beat by her family after it was discovered she was dating a non-Muslim boy

Illinois law requires testing all rape kits to end backlog - NYT

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Illinois Governor Quinn signed a law this week requiring the police to test all rape kits

Teen accused of killing kitten to punish kids - CBS 13

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A teen is accused of killing a kitten in front of his girlfriend's children

American 'slave trade' recognized for first time - THE DAILY CALLER

Politics | Chris Moody

State Dept. overview of worldwide human trafficking and slavery includes analysis of the U.S., where thousands are trafficked each year

Shock: Man kills kitten for disconnecting his video game - AP

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The 21-year-old gamer killed the kitten in front of his girlfriend’s kids. He has been charged with animal cruelty and disorderly conduct

Gene makes kids more vulnerable to bullying's effects - Science News

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A new study finds that bullied kids who happen to have inherited one form of a stress-related gene develop the most emotional problems.

Guinea pig hat leads to animal cruelty charges - NV Daily

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A Virgina man is found guilty of animal cruelty for skinning a guinea pig and making a head ornament out of it

Poll: Broad public support for Arizona immigration law - Pew Research Poll

Politics | Pat McMahon

According to a new Pew poll, large majorities of Americans support tougher immigration laws, similar to the new measure in Arizona

Pope accepts resignation of German bishop - AP

World | admin

A leading bishop who is accused of abusing children and possible financial misconduct at a children’s home resigns

Nutrisystem drops Lawrence Taylor - TMZ

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

The people at Nutrisystem just got rid of a quick 230 pounds

Judge sets Taylor's bail at $75,000 - NY Daily News

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Former football legend Lawrence Taylor was charged with raping a 16-year-old girl who was brought to his room by a pimp

Free speech is free speech, except when it’s not

Opinion | Renee James

The government should not judge our words or the images we create. It can’t regulate what we say, how we say it, or whether or not we can videotape it and then sell it

Earth-rattling revelation - Mail Online

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A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes

Pet store owner froze sick pets, despite being alive - The Smoking Gun

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Pet store owner arrested for freezing animals, who were sick and still alive

Suspects in Prince case plead not-guilty - CNN

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Attorneys for three Massachusetts teenage girls accused of bullying 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide, entered not guilty pleas on their clients’ behalf Thursday

Saudi man, 28, accused of raping man, 69, rejects plea deal

US | Pat McMahon

A Saudi national, 28, rejects a plea deal after he is accused of raping a 69-year old man