Daily Word in Mothers, Presidents and Poison
An estimated 150,000 babies were taken from “illegitimate” Australian mothers in the 20th century.
So what can Trump actually do?
Buzzfeed: Always asking the important questions.
Republicans advanced Trump's cabinet nominees while no Democrats were present, a clear violation of finance committee rules which require members of both parties to be present for voting.
What's the future of the tech industry under Trump's reign?
What is the EPA going to do to monitor the long-term effects of the 2015 mine spill that poisoned rivers in the Western US?
A policy dissent cable has gathered over 1,000 signatures by state officials.
The Daily Word in Demons, Murder and Temple Toilets
A massive meteor smashed into Australia, and it was caught on video!
So, Disney lied (surprise). Meerkats are not sweet and cute. They are the mammal most likely to be killed by their own kind.
A 200-year-old pub was unearthed beneath Manchester, England. No one knew it was there.
Holy shit. So an ancient Judean king installed a stone toilet in one of his competitor's temple's. Classy.
Breathe easy, y'all. Researchers with IBM, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet have teamed up and finally made an AI ethics board.
Here we go: The Catholic Church needs more exorcists, due to a reported rise in demon possessions. Obviously, we need a university-level exorcist training school. (That's not a cheap joke by me. They actually said that!)
The Daily Word in Street Art, Prosthetic Limbs and Space
Portuguese graffiti artists have taken their work to a whole new dimension.
A town supervisor in New York is looking towards environmentally friendly ways to combat viruses carried by mosquitoes. More specifically, getting help from our nocturnal, vision-impaired friends. Have you thanked a bat today?
Australia's complicated voting system leaves citizens with no clue who won the election, 48 hours later.
Inspired by a generation of praising computer-like accuracy, scientists reevaluate child-rearing methods in a new book and discuss the importance of communication and encouraging questions.
Police departments in some cities are exploring the possibility of texting for help in situations where making calls might feel too risky.
A 9-year-old girl who was born without a right hand was given a prosthetic arm from students at Sienna College. Complete with a Frozen theme.
The Daily Word in Southwest Airlines, Bernie Sanders and McDonalds
The look in Johnny Depp’s eyes speaks to me on an emotional level.
The future is near and I have high blood pressure just thinking about it.
The Daily Word in Ted Cruz, daylight saving and Mom of the Year
Charges are on hold for the mom that left her child on the freeway after being ejected from the car.
You can spay and neuter your pets for $30 this weekend thanks to the Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue.
Why do we even have daylight saving? And is it worth it?
Ted Cruz is forming his own squad, with a lot less people than, say, Taylor Swift.
Speaking of Cruz, do you hate Ted Cruz like his college roommate hates him? I doubt it.
Cute animal alert! Cute animal alert!
The Daily Word in Local Zookeepers, Government and Education
If you haven’t already heard, Harper Lee died last night.
The NM Legislature is finally funding the 5,500 rape kits that are on backlog to be tested.
The ‘Hairy Panic’ tumbleweed has taken over an Australian town.
North and South Korea are gunna go to war any minute now.
The Mayor gets called out by a local (former) zookeeper.
In case you need reassertion that the police don’t care about black people in Florida.
This badass kickboxer is teaching Muslim women to defend themselves.
“Men are just smarter than women. It’s just a scientific fact.”
The Daily Word in space lettuce, Sex Ed. and Vegemite moonshine
Ferguson protests marking the one year anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting resulted in 3 more shootings .
The land down under is dealing with major Vegemite-related issues.
In local news, the EPA spill of yellow mining sludge is far worse than originally thought.
A knife attack at an Ikea in Sweden has left two people dead.
Alaskan neighborhoods are among the most racially diverse in the country.
The Legionnaire's outbreak has killed a dozen people in New York.
Thanks to Desiree Garcia for the links!
The Daily Word in cocaine fingerprints, rival bikers, a killer nurse and Ronnie James Dio
Two extreme athletes died during a flying stunt.
A Filipino serial killer-nurse was convicted of murdering two and poisoning 20 in a hospital in Manchester, England.
Watch this Starbucks barista flip out.
Do you do this when you're home alone?
This girl performed an Adele song with her father, James Hetfield of Metallica.
Odds & Ends
The Daily Word in Oscar Sunday, marriage licenses and New Mexico killers
The Oscars are on Sunday, y'all! The New York Times has the Oscar predictions here.
Holy crap! It's a real sharknado! Kinda ...
Two Detroit parents who reported their son missing while holding him captive in their basement have been charged with torture.
After a lesbian couple was granted a marriage license in Travis County, Texas, the state's attorney general is rushing to have their marriage declared “void” and “invalid.”
Silver City parents are outraged at the fact that the school ran out of lunches for the kids for the second time this year.
Hear some of the “bizarre” stories of New Mexico's most notorious female killers.
After being suspended for makin' whoopee with some of his patients, Dr. Christopher Driskill is being allowed to go back to work.
Ewwww ... that's a lot of poop on that road.
The Daily Word in Seth Rogen, angry Dutchmen, killer Zambonis, Walt Disney, and rectal feeding.
Police ended a hostage crisis at a chocolate shop in Sydney, Australia.
In other Australian news, a shark killed a teenager.
Americans believe torture prevents acts of terrorism.
Speaking of torture, Karl Rove wants to feed your rectum.
An APD Officer accidentally shot a civilian on Sunday morning.
Seth Rogen is North Korea's biggest enemy.
The US is the most uncaring nation in the industrial world, and it's all Ayn Rand's fault.
Mother Nature screwed up the day for air travelers in San Francisco.
The liquid in E-ciagerettes is poisonous enough to kill a child.
The Dutch are not happy about Google's privacy violations through data collection.
Walt Disney died on this day back in 1966. He was 65. Here are some inspirational Disney quotes to get you through life or at least through the day.
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The Daily Word in Levi Chavez, water-swiping Texans and Sarah Palin redux
The recent rains mean that the National Forests aren't quite as likely to catch on fire if you camp in them. But you're still not allowed to do it yet.
Something something Levi Chavez trial something!
The Texans are coming for your water.
Behold, the strange and convoluted saga of the worst video game in the world! And charity marathon!
Sarah Palin is planning on running for senate.
Australia is spying on phone records too. But for really important reasons, like catching litterbugs.
You should be ashamed for giving up on Catch-22 after only 20 pages, but hey, at least you're not alone. Goodreads presents a graphic of the most commonly abandoned books.
Jackson 5 vibe still alive?
Jermaine Jackson aims to create a modern-day Jackson 5
Upon reading that Jermaine Jackson was on a quest to find five Australian artists to turn into a modern-day Jackson 5, I was a little perplexed, maybe a little befuddled. Jackson 5 were one of my favorite groups as a youngster because they encapsulated the joy and freedom that many associate with childhood. In other words, they’ve always been a perfect soundtrack to anything resembling happiness (in my humble opinion). C’mon, who doesn’t love “I Want You Back”? Just take a listen to their greatest hits if you’re a skeptic. So, what exactly is Jackson trying to accomplish? Is he trying to revive the soul-group aesthetic of a past generation? Or is he simply trying to realign himself with pop culture to give his name some longevity and weight?
Your guess is as good as mine, but in an interview with UnderCover, Jackson states that “you just don’t see the kind of band or that kind of mania that the Jacksons created any more.” Jackson is even wrangling the kids online by using the Internet to give his endeavor an extra boost. Using online social media and a website, JJ5TV.com, where users and viewers can give their opinions and feedback, Jackson can pick the top five people to take JJ5 to the brink of stardom. (Oh yeah, JJ5 is the name of the group). So, keep your eyes peeled, your mouse in hand, and you could be one of the voices that decides who and what JJ5 will be—assuming you care, of course.