Zimbabwe Is Removing the Horns of Its Rhino to Stop Them From Being Poached — TIME

Zimbabwe is set to employ a new strategy to ensuring that dozens of rhino in its national parks are protected from poachers: It is removing their sought-after horns. At least 100 rhino in state-run parks across the African country will be de-horned, a conservation group was quoted as saying by Reuters on Tuesday. “We want…

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About Your Mother’s Wedding Dress, poem by Esther Rohm (WHEN I MOVED Poetry and Prose Series) — Silver Birch Press

About Your Mother’s Wedding Dress by Esther Rohm The apartment husk still holds the shape of our life gutted out, left now with only rubbish and my wedding dress. The dress hangs bereaved in the closet. I plan to forget it. (If you can lie by omission, can you steal by giving? By leaving something […]

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First Identical Twin Puppies Have Been Born in South Africa — TIME

An Irish wolfhound has given birth to what are believed to be the first identically genetic puppies in history. Veterinarian Kurt de Cramer was performing a Caesarean section on the dog in South Africa’s Rant en Dal Animal Hospital in Mogale City when he noticed that she had an unusual bulging by her uterus, the…

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Michelle Obama on Ditching the Secret Service for Carpool Karaoke — TIME

There are so many things to love about Michelle Obama‘s epic appearance on Carpool Karaoke last month. But for the first lady herself, ditching the Secret Service to film the segment is at the top of her list. “First of all, I was riding in a car with someone else, without the Secret Service,” Obama…

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Concerts celebrating “mass murderer” Mao Zedong should be banned, some Australians say — Quartz

Entertainment events celebrating the life of Adolf Hitler or Pol Pot would not go down well in most cities. Yet in Sydney and Melbourne, concerts planned for early next month will celebrate the life of Mao Zedong—a ruler many consider one of the worst mass-murderers in history. The concerts, marking the 40th anniversary of Chairman…

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More than half of people who met Hillary Clinton at State Department donated to her foundation — National Post – Top Stories

WASHINGTON — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was U.S. secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president. At least 85 of 154 people…

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“Night Czar” is probably the most interesting job being advertised in the whole of London right now — Quartz

The City of London has posted the job of “Night Czar” on its website (job reference: CZAR001). No, this is not a draconian overlord responsible for making sure drinkers pick up their litter; it is someone who “will champion the value of London’s night time culture whilst developing and diversifying London’s night time economy.” The…

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Sweetheart Saturday|How Do You Know? — The Richness of a Simple Life

I can remember having talks with my grandma in my teenage and young adult years about love, relationships and marriage. I admire her for the sweet, caring, loving, and beautiful woman that she is. I respect her wisdom and experience and will never forget the answer she gave me whenever I asked her how do […] […]

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The Movers, poem by Cynthia Anderson (WHEN I MOVED Poetry and Prose Series) — Silver Birch Press

The Movers by Cynthia Anderson Every ferryman has to start somewhere. In the dog days of August, young Charon gets his chance: after six years of packing the truck, they let him drive it, before dawn, across the desert to meet Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Older, wiser in tomfoolery, the two fast friends watch that eager […]

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