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Animal Rights Activists Stage Protest Outside Manhattan Whole Foods

A group of activists who claim Whole Foods's "Certified Humane" animal product suppliers are fraudulent staged a protest outside one of the company's stores in Chelsea today, as part of a worldwide effort to promote animal welfare. [ more › ]

Chinese Immigrants In Sunset Park Struck By Tuberculosis Outbreak

At least 15 people in Sunset Park have contracted tuberculosis since June 2013. And health officials warn that young Chinese immigrants in the neighborhood are particularly susceptible to being stricken by the disease. [ more › ]

Mother of dead baby charged with murder

The mother of a baby whose body was found in a remote area of Yolo County earlier this week has been charged with killing the child, whose disappearance prompted a frantic search in Northern California.

Will Someone Please Adopt Scruffles, the GOP Kitten?

12 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Here at The Stranger, we're terribly concerned about the rising number of homeless pets—which is why we're devoting space every week to animals considered to be unadoptable for ideological reasons. WON'T YOU OPEN YOUR HEART AND HOME TO ONE OF SEATTLE'S UNWANTED KITTENS? Meet Scruffles, the GOP Kitten. Show More Summary

Metalhead: Death, Metal, and Rebirth in Freezing Iceland

12 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Not even corpse paint can heal Hera’s intense grief. Not even corpse paint can heal Hera’s intense grief. After witnessing her older brother Baldur’s grisly death in a farm accident, 12-year-old Hera seeks solace in heavy metal, theShow More Summary

Jerk Street Artist Defaced Joshua Tree National Park

Street art can be cool (your mileage may vary), but let's try to keep that in the streets and urban spaces? [ more › ]

Why Everyone Needs To Watch 'The Hunting Ground,' An Exposé On Campus Rape Culture

As heart-wrenching and infuriating it is to watch 'The Hunting Ground,' a chilling exposé on campus rape culture, it's an important and very necessary one. [ more › ]

Video: Seattle Police Officer Called Young Muslim Man Offering Hugs "Racist"

12 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"You're a racist," asserted Officer Thomas Christenson. Nathan Summers On Sunday, according to witnesses, two young men stood at Pike Place Market and challenged people to give them hugs by blindfolding themselves and holding a sign that read: "I'm a Muslim. Show More Summary

MCA Receives 10 Million Dollar Gift, Announces Vision Campaign

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announced some exciting news recently. [ more › ]

15 Sun-Times Staffers Accept Voluntary Buyouts

Yesterday Robert Feder was able to report the names of the 15 staff members who accepted their voluntary buyouts from Wrapports. [ more › ]

Man Caught Driving In Carpool Lane With Wooden Passenger

It was a foolproof plan that didn't quite take root: when a Long Island man was stopped for speeding in the HOV lane of the LI Expressway this week, cops discovered his passenger was none other than a piece of wood in a sweatshirt. And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling cops. [ more › ]

'Cats Opened My Lube' Defense Didn't Work: Teacher Convicted Of Raping Student

The former Bronx private school teacher who was allegedly found with a topless 16-year-old student—by his fiancee—was convicted of numerous charges, including statutory rape. Manhattan DA Cy Vance said, "Richard Hovan utterly betrayed that trust by abusing his position of power and engaging in a sexual relationship with a student. Show More Summary

Lakers' defense showing improvement in recent games

In the midst of the Lakers’ three-game winning streak, they have shown signs of playing better defense, holding two of their three opponents to under 100 points.

Did 'Sex Box' turn anybody on?

Did the controversial “Sex Box” turn on viewers? All signs point to a less than satisfying performance.  

Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks

As a schoolgirl in the 1930s, Eugenie Clark spent countless hours pressed up to the tanks at a New York City aquarium, absorbed by the alligators, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish just beyond the glass.

SF unemployment: mostly better, with exceptions

This from the California EDD: Now, for the breakdown: More information on the Bay Area and California here.

Margot’s Pizza at EMILY

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Man struck by car on 210 Freeway in Asuza dies

A man died late Friday night after being hit by a car in the westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway in Azusa, authorities said.

Lupita Nyong'o's Dress Returned, But It Turns Out The Pearls Were Fake

Although the dress had been reported to be worth $150,000, the thief said the dress was practically worthless and returned the dress to expose "Hollywood's fake bullshit." [ more › ]

Around Town: The Best Of February

  We share some of our favorite photos from February in Around Town today. [ more › ]

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