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Sex Geckos Sent To Space Are Dead, Frozen And Mummified

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Five brave geckos sent to space for zero-gravity sex experiments have died, Russian officials announced. On Monday, the descent module containing the lusty lizards and other experiments from the Foton-M4 satellite launched in July returned to Earth.
Sep 02, 2014

In other Russian pronouncements, 5 brave geckos sent to space for zero-gravity sex experiments have died ow.ly/AY4Ao

Sep 02, 2014

You tried, @iamjohnoliver. You tried. RT @HuffingtonPost: Tragic end for geckos sent to space for sex experiments huff.to/W4lWMA

Sep 02, 2014

John Oliver must be heartbroken! The sex geckos are dead. huff.to/1Cl7ukf via @HuffPostScience

Oktoberfest Facing Pretzel Shortage If German Bakers Go On Strike

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: What's a giant stein of Oktoberfest beer without an even bigger pretzel to go with it? Festival-goers in Germany could find out if Bavarian bakers follow through on their strike threat. The region's 48,000 union bakers want a 6.5 percent wage hike, according to Focus.
Sep 02, 2014

Disaster! "@HuffingtonPost: Oktoberfest facing pretzel shortage as German bakers threaten strike huff.to/1Clpb36"

Sep 02, 2014

Horror! RT @HuffingtonPost: Oktoberfest facing pretzel shortage as German bakers threaten strike huff.to/1Clpb36

Michael Sam Fails To Make St. Louis Rams' Practice Squad

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Sept 1 (Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam's bid to become the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) looked even more remote on Monday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 10-man practice squad.
Sep 01, 2014

Poor @reuters story on Michael Sam relies on pre-draft, not preseason. It's possible to be brief w/out being shallow. m.huffpost.com/us/entry/57497…

Sometimes I Ignore My Children, and That's OK

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: I believe it's important to be present with my kids. I believe in quality time, and in quantity time, and I believe that children deserve attention and love. These are ideals that I strive for as a parent, but sometimes I can't help thinking that in the pursuit of better parenting, we've swung the pendulum a bit too far.

Labor Day Quotes: 8 Inspiring Sayings For Your Holiday Weekend

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: This Labor Day weekend, we'll be sure to savor every last drop of summer with backyard barbecues, extended sandy beach walks and some time in the sun. Also on the list? Spending some time to appreciate the real meaning behind the holiday.
Sep 01, 2014

Huffington Post offers you "8 Inspiring Labor Day Quotes" that have nothing at all to do with the labour movement. huff.to/1dAmu2O

The Bloody Origin Of Labor Day

huffingtonpost.com — WASHINGTON -- Most people know Labor Day as an extra day off of work. Fewer know the holiday comes from a time when the government was offing workers. It all started with a bad recession in the early 1890s that reduced demand for railway cars, pr...

Will Insult and Inaction on Immigration Cost Republicans the Senate?

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: The 2010 midterm elections were a resounding victory for Republicans--they took control of the House of Representatives with a net gain of 63 seats, the biggest mid-term House pick-up since the Great Depression, and won control of 29 state governorships, putting them in the driver's seat for the 2011 redistricting process.
Sep 01, 2014

Will Insult and Inaction on Immigration Cost Republicans the Senate? ow.ly/2MKXAM

Apple Fixes iCloud Bug Blamed For Massive Leak Of Nude Celebrity Photos: Report

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Apple appears to have fixed a bug that some have speculated could be the possible source of this weekend's massive online leak of celebrity nude photos. The bug, known as "ibrute," appears to have been first noted on the social coding site Github.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @HuffPostCanada: Apple reportedly fixes bug blamed for massive leak of celebrity nude photos huff.to/1tV44AN

Sep 01, 2014

Report: Apple fixes iCloud bug blamed for massive leak of nude celeb photos: huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/icl…

Sep 01, 2014

RT @HuffingtonPost: REPORT: Apple fixes bug blamed for massive leak of nude celebrity photos huff.to/1Ck5OHH

Democracy Protests Divide Hong Kong, China

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: BEIJING -- On Sunday, China's National People's Congress announced that Beijing intends to pre-screen candidates in the election of Hong Kong's next chief executive. Thousands of democracy activists took to the streets of Hong Kong upon hearing the news.

You Should Have Seen A Movie This Summer, Because They Were Actually Really Good

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Pretty much no one went to the movies this summer. This was the worst May-through-August stretch at the box office since 1997. Ticket sales dropped 15 percent from last year, and the season's top earner -- "Guardians of the Galaxy" -- might wind up as the lowest-grossing summer movie champ since "Shrek" in 2001.
Sep 01, 2014

You should have seen a movie this summer, because they were actually really good huff.to/1CjwZlY via @HuffPostEnt

Mexican Woman Leandra Becerra Lumbreras Becomes World's Oldest Person

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Feliz cumpleaños, Leandra Becerra Lumbreras. The Mexican woman thought to be the oldest person in the world reportedly turned 127 on Sunday, according to the Metro. Lumbreras says she was born on Aug. 31, 1887. Her family said her secrets to longevity are eating chocolate, sleeping a lot and not getting married.
Sep 01, 2014

If the secrets to longevity are eating chocolate, sleeping a lot & not getting married, then I'm going to die young. huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/lea…

Sep 01, 2014

World's oldest woman turned 127 on Sunday. Secrets to longevity: eating chocolate, sleeping lots, not getting married huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/lea…

David Muir Wants To Get Away From The 'World News' Anchor Desk As Much As Possible

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK (AP) - Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education.
Sep 01, 2014

Meet @ABC's New @ABCWorldNews Anchor @DavidMuir Wants 2 Get Away From Anchor Desk As Much As Possible huff.to/1Cj9lpM @HuffPostMedia

Marijuana Legalization Has Researchers Wondering If Traffic Deaths Will Rise

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.
Sep 01, 2014

#Marijuana Legalization Has Researchers Wondering If Traffic Deaths Will Rise huff.to/1noF4ft via @ap #drugwar

Family Of UK Boy With Brain Tumor Accuses Officials Of Cruelty

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: LONDON (AP) - The grandmother of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor accused U.K. authorities on Monday of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @HuffingtonPost: Family of boy with a tumor says authorities are being cruel huff.to/W1J6mM

Newspaper's Sexist Headline Misses Executive's Long Resume

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Still don't believe that the media has a sexism problem? Take a look at this headline in the Telegraph about Rona Fairhead, the former Financial Times chief executive who is expected to become the first female chair of the BBC Trust. @EverydaySexism this wouldn't have been the headline if it was a man!
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