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Sweet Samoyed dog loves gentle strokes on his floofy head

Aww, so soothing to watch this sweet Samoyed get loving pats on his fuzzy floofy head, from his human. This dog's name is Teddy, and you can find him on Instagram at @samoyedteddybear. He and his human are based in Michigan, where I imagine a Samoyed fits right in with all the ice and snow and cold. What wonderful dogs. Don't stop the pets! [Instagram video link] View this post on Instagram My hearts exploding ❤️❤️ #wheredidyourearsgo #slowblink #dogsofinstagram #samoyed A post shared by TEDDY

Angelina’s boozing, Prince Charles’ divorce, and college entry cheat Lori Loughlin “tells all,” in this week’s dubious tabloids

Do tabloid editors even read what their reporters write? It’s hard to imagine, given the disconnect between headlines and the barely-detectable trace elements of facts contained in the stories beneath them. “Alex Trebek — Lung & Liver Surgery” reports the cover story of this week’s National Enquirer. But he’s had neither surgery according to the story on the inside pages about the beloved host of TV’s Jeopardy, who recently admitted having stage four pancreatic cancer. Is Trebek even poised to undergo such surgeries? Not according to the Enquirer, which says he “may be considering” such measures. Or maybe he isn’t considering them at all? “Monster Moms Tell All,” screams the front cover of Us magazine, promising the inside scoop on Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman’s role in the college cheating scandal. But neither actress says a single word. About anything. The mag reports: “Now both women are trying to explain away their involvement.” Evidently they’re not trying to explain it to Us. "R. Kelly Flunks Lie Test!” yells a spread in the Globe. A super-scientific what-could-possibly-go-wrong voice stress analysis of the beleaguered singer's appearance on TV with Gayle King shows that Kelly was stressed and therefore must have been lying. Why else would anyone be stressed appearing on national TV being accused of pedophilia? It boggles the mind why voice analysis isn’t used in criminal courts nationwide. Tom Cruise could have really used one in Minority Report instead of relying on those flaky precogs. Sometimes you just wish that celebrities read their own press, so that they’re on the same page of the script as the tabloids. Read the rest “Angelina’s boozing, Prince Charles’ divorce, and college entry cheat Lori Loughlin “tells all,” in this week’s dubious tabloids”

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Border Patrol detains 9 year old U.S. citizen for 36 hours after falsely accusing her of lying about her identify

In San Diego, the United States Border Patrol grabbed a girl who is 9 and a U.S. citizen and on her way to school, accused her of lying about her identity, then detained her for 36 hours. Many families in the San Diego-Tijuana area cross the border routinely for work, school, and shopping. The child and her mother live on the Mexico side, and school is on the U.S. side. They were reunited after the kid had been held away from her parents for 36 hours, when the Mexican consulate got involved. It's hard to imagine this sort of thing routinely happening under Trump's white supremacist presidency to families who look differently. Say, blonde and white and wealthy. Below, the NBC San Diego news segment video. From NBC San Diego's online report: Thelma Galaxia said her friend, Michelle Cardenas, was driving each of their two children from Tijuana, where they live, to their schools in San Ysidro Monday morning, as they do nearly every day. Galexia's 9-year-old daughter, Julia Isabel Amparo Medina, attends fourth grade at Nicoloff Elementary School and her 14-year-old son, Oscar Amparo Medina, attends ninth grade at San Ysidro High School. Both are passport-holding U.S. citizens. When they got in line at the border at 4 a.m. Monday, traffic was moving slow. Cardenas told the four children to walk across the border instead. She was going to call them an Uber so they could make it to school on time. But Oscar and Julia Medina never made it across, according to their mother. Read the rest “Border Patrol detains 9 year old U.S. citizen for 36 hours after falsely accusing her of lying about her identify”

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Antivax GOP Kentucky governor exposed his kids to chickenpox on purpose so they'd get sick

Some falsely believe chickenpox is a harmless disease, but it can lead to death in children and adults who suffer complications.

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Trump wants Bob Kraft at White House despite despite prostitution sting

Kraft could show up at the White House party before he shows up in court.

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Auschwitz asks visitors to stop balancing on rail tracks for photos

The rail tracks at Auschwitz, where more than a million Jews, Poles and other victims of the Nazi regime were murdered, have become a popular spot for selfies and other photos. "Balance beam" poses are especially popular. The museum would appreciate it if this would stop happening. The BBC: The official account for Auschwitz Memorial said on Tuesday: "There are better places to learn how to walk on a balance beam than the site which symbolises deportation of hundreds of thousands to their deaths." One respondent, Francesca, wrote: "This is a very necessary post, our picture taking habits are completely out of control. I may be visiting in the summer. I will make sure I am aware of your photography policy. Thank you for the essential work you continue to do. Without our historical memory we are nothing." Moran Blythe said: "I don't understand why people use Auschwitz as a photo op or how they take cheerful selfies at a site that saw the murder of thousands of innocent people." Photo: Nelson Pérez Read the rest “Auschwitz asks visitors to stop balancing on rail tracks for photos”

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The wasabi you think you're eating isn't wasabi

Real wasabi, Wasabia japonica, is apparently one of the most expensive vegetables to grow. That green stuff you're eating? Ground horseradish, Chinese mustard, and, you guessed it, green food coloring. Yum. According to The Atlantic, "Worldwide, experts believe that this imposter combination masquerades as wasabi about 99% of the time." Above, meet Shigeo Iida, 75, whose family has grown real wasabi for eight generations. (via NextDraft) image: HK 北角 North Point 和田 Wada Japanese Restaurant 放題 Buffet dinner 山葵 green Wasabi Mar-2013 Read the rest “The wasabi you think you're eating isn't wasabi”

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