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Small towns in Texas are declaring themselves ‘sanctuary cities for the unborn’

Small towns in Texas are declaring themselves ‘sanctuary cities for the unborn’

When most Americans think of sanctuary cities, they think of predominately liberal jurisdictions that have vowed to protect undocumented immigrants from what they view as overzealous federal immigration policies. But in the last year or so, conservative cities and counties around the nation have co-opted the term, declaring themselves sanctuaries from attempts at gun control…MORE

Andrew Yang sang with a black church choir. Not everyone said ‘Amen’

Andrew Yang sang with a black church choir. Not everyone said ‘Amen’

As the Rev. Wendy Hamilton was leaving Union Missionary Baptist Church in Waterloo, Iowa, she turned to see some commotion in the choir. “I looked up and said, ‘Is Andrew up there singing with them? I guess we’re not leaving yet. Ok, Amen!’” What happened next went viral, because Andrew is Andrew Yang, the longshot,…MORE

Used mascara wands are helping treat and save wild animals

Used mascara wands are helping treat and save wild animals

If you’re in need of a new mascara wand, don’t throw the old one away. The Appalachian Wildlife Refuge, a North Carolina based nonprofit organization that helps treat injured and orphaned wildlife, uses the soft, compact bristles to gently remove fly eggs, dirt, fleas, ticks and larvae from the fur of animals and the wings…MORE

Here’s what a $40,000 Super Bowl ticket will get you

Here’s what a $40,000 Super Bowl ticket will get you

Millions of football fans will descend on Miami for Super Bowl LIV next Sunday, but only 65,000 of them will attend the big game. Of those attendees, even fewer will experience what it means to be a VIP. (Hint: all-inclusive luxurious accommodations that will blow your mind). Just how luxe? VIPs will be admitted to…MORE

Pit bull rescued from a dog fighting ring gets a job on the police force

Pit bull rescued from a dog fighting ring gets a job on the police force

Nibbles the pit bull has gone from the victim of a crime to the one stopping it. The pup was rescued from a pit bull fighting ring in Canada by the Throw Away Dogs Project, which rehabilitates rescue dogs and finds them jobs on police forces, according to CNN affiliate WTHR. The Craven County Sheriff’s…MORE

2 teens have been accused of killing their mothers and siblings within a week

2 teens have been accused of killing their mothers and siblings within a week

Two teens in Utah and Alabama allegedly killed their mothers and siblings in separate incidents, authorities said, leaving their communities shocked in what appear to be unrelated cases. The killings in Utah happened on Jan. 17, and were the first in nearly two decades for Grantsville, which has a population of 11,000. Days later, on…MORE

California woman dies after clothing gets caught in raisin processing machine

California woman dies after clothing gets caught in raisin processing machine

A 33-year-old California woman is dead after her clothing got caught in a machine at a raisin processing facility in Fresno County. Yaneth Lopez Valladares had worked at the Del Rey Packing Co. for two years before the incident Friday, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. A piece of her clothing got…MORE