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'Crazy' animal parents get love in return.

IT’S easy to jump directly to “crazy cat lady” or poke fun at “stay-at-home dog moms” when describing intense relationships between humans and their pets. But for some who spend the bulk of each day with their animals, it’s more like a two-way healing labor of love. Amy Hunter, 51, stayed ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

GOP Rep. Messer takes step toward possible Senate race.

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican U.S. Rep. Luke Messer has taken a step toward a possible 2018 bid for one of Indiana's U.S. Senate seats by forming what his campaign calls a statewide finance committee.

- Billings Gazette - US

'Feud' star Alfred Molina reveals whether he's ever seen an on-set rivalry like Bette and Joan's.

Alfred Molina may have nabbed one of his finest roles yet, thanks to a filmmaker that's been dead nearly as long as the actor's been working. That's because director Robert Aldrich didin't give Molina the part - he is the part. With a movie and TV career that spans nearly four decades - including vivid and memorable ...

- Mashable! - US

Pakistan on path of economic prosperity: Aizaz Chaudhry.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is on the path of economic transformation after overcoming its multiple challenges including terrorism. It was stated by Ambassador of Pakistan to United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry during a reception at the Embassy of Pakistan held in connection with Pakistan Day. The event had added significance as ...

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Couple Donates Massive Bug Collection Worth $10M.

Lois O'Brien tells the Guardian she and husband Charles have had "sort of an Indiana Jones life." But instead of ancient artifacts, the O'Briens spent 60 years collecting insects across 70 countries and seven continents. Those bugs—approximately 1.25 million of them—now fill more than 1,200 glass...

- Newser - US

Trump voter's husband faces deportation.

Indiana restaurant owner Roberto Beristain is scheduled to be deported Friday after being detained by immigration authorities in February


Cops 'scaling back' manpower in Indiana double murder but 'not giving up'.

No arrests have been made in murders of Abby Williams, 13, and Libby German, 14.

- ABC News - US

Fourth graders on winning robotics team told to 'go back to Mexico'.

A group of fourth-graders was told to "go back to Mexico" after winning a robotics competition in Indianapolis. It was the Pleasant Run Elementary School team's first time competing at the science fair; the low-income school had just been given a grant to develop a robotics program for the first time a few months ago, USA ...

- The Week - US

Indiana lawmakers scrap plan to set aside school prayer time.

- Education Week - US

Indiana House panel advances measure on teacher unions.

- Education Week - US

A Seinfeld plot come to life: Man pleads guilty in bottle and can deposit scam.

Seinfeld fans will recognize this plan hatched by this Indiana man, who pleaded guilty to returning more than 10,000 out of state non-refundable beverage cans and bottles. Just like Kramer … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Woman found guilty of neglecting 40-pound teen

A jury found an Indiana woman guilty of neglecting a girl who was starved, savagely beaten and trapped in a locked room.         


Off-duty Indiana trooper saves couple from fire at home

An off-duty Indiana State Trooper is being recognized for his heroic actions after he helped a couple escape a fire at their home.

- FOX News - US

Trump supporter: My husband is being deported Friday

As a popular Indiana restaurant owner faces deportation under President Trump's immigration directives, his family becomes the latest in a series of Trump supporters to find campaign promises affecting their lives. According to a report from Indiana Public Radio, Roberto Beristain's family said he's expected to be deported ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump supporter's husband getting deported despite being a 'model resident'

An Indiana woman who voted for President Donald Trump last year is trying to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement from deporting her husband. Indiana Public Media reports that Roberto Beristain , a resident of Granger, Ind., and owner of the popular Eddie's Steak Shed restaurant , is...

- The Raw Story - US

Did you know you shouldn't feed ducks bread? These people didn't.

If your fond childhood memories include tossing bread crusts to ducks in the park, congratulations: you f*cked up. Yes, reader, it's true. Ducks are not supposed to eat bread. Not only is it low in nutritional value, but it can also pile up on the ground and become tainted, accelerating the spread of disease. Now, this is ...

- Mashable! - US

More Than 115 Anti-LGBTQ Bills Introduced in 30 States

As lawmakers continue to meet in state capitols around the country, HRC is tracking more than115 anti-LGBTQ bills in 30 states.* The states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New York, ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

World Water Day: Fog and dew keep Africa's Namib Desert ecosystem going

The ocean is not the sole source of the fog that sustains life for numerous plants and animals living in Africa's coastal Namib Desert. The fog also comes from groundwater and other sources, report ecohydrologists supported by the National Science Foundation and affiliated with Indiana University-Purdue University ...

- National Science Foundation - US

Trump's America: Two coal plants announce closures in Ohio, layoffs at Carrier factories in Indiana

Remember when Donald Trump appeared in Indiana to announce he'd saved 1,100 jobs that Carrier and United Technologies were planning to send to Mexico? A refresher from early December: But I will tell you that United Technologies and Carrier stepped it up and now they're keeping — actually the number's over 1,100 people, ...

- Daily Kos - US

Indiana lawmakers scrap plan to set aside school prayer time

Indiana senators scrapped a proposal Wednesday that would've mandated time for public prayer during assemblies, sports competitions and other school events, amid questions about how such a policy would affect non-Christian students.

- FOX News - US

News That 48 Million Of Twitter's Users May Be Bots Could Impact Its Valuation

A recent research paper published by professors at the University of Southern California and Indiana University have established that 9-15% of all Twitter user accounts exhibit bot-like behavior or are controlled by algorithms.

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Study of non-rainfall water in Namib Desert reveals unexpected origins

In a study conducted in one of the world's oldest and most biologically diverse deserts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis scientists explore the origins of water other than rainfall and are identifying multiple origins. The study, supported by the National Science Foundation, is the first to report that the ...

- PhysOrg - NL

How Schools Are Going Solar

The cost for individual homes in the U.S. to "go solar" has dropped by more than 60 percent over the last decade. Those low costs helped convince more than a million Americans to install solar panels on their roofs. Now schools are beginning to get in on the benefits. One of them is the school system in Fremont, Indiana. ...

- Voice of America - US

Notre Dame Students Complain After Mike Pence Announced as Commencement Speaker

Students at the University of Notre Dame have reacted strongly to the announcement that Vice President Mike Pence will serve as this year's commencement speaker. University President John Jenkins announced the decision to host Pence as the speaker at this year's graduation event in a press release. Jenkins stated that it is ...

- Breitbart - US

Teague gives Pacers big lift against Jazz

Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague looked like a natural playing a leading role Monday night. With Paul George struggling and the Pacers in desperate need of a win, the former All-Star jumped in and didn't miss a beat. Teague had 21 points, five rebounds and five assists to help Indiana fend off the road-weary Utah The post ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Why every Indiana inmate could soon have a tablet

Tablets could help inmates stay connected with families and help them learn, backers say.        


Why every Indiana inmate could soon have a tablet

Tablets could help inmates stay connected with families and help them learn, backers say.         


Remembering Black Arts Movement poet Mari Evans' intense, unblinking life

Some 500 mourners, including poet Sonia Sanchez, gathered for her funeral in Indianapolis.         


Why this Stanford running back could win a Super Bowl as a rookie

Joe Robbins/Stringer/Getty ImagesA 4.48 time in the 40-yard dash, a 37.5-inch vertical leap and a 6.57 time in the three-cone drill, the second fastest score in the event in the last fourteen years. Christian McCaffrey absolutely dominated the NFL Combine. After his performance in Indianapolis, many scouts believe that he's ...

- Business Insider - US

'Let's F*ck Some Sh*t Up!': Wife of Wichita State Coach 'Asked to Leave' Her Seat For Belligerent Behavior

It was a close, emotional game Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis between Wichita State and Kentucky. And according to several reports, one prominent fan may have gotten a bit too into it.

- Mediaite - US

Indianapolis museum to showcase Aubudon's vivid bird prints

INDIANAPOLIS — A collection of prints by famed 19th century wildlife artist John James Audubon is coming to the Indianapolis Museum of...

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Indiana considers prohibiting cities from banning Airbnb

Indiana lawmakers are wading into the parochial matters of property rights and zoning issues as they consider a bill to prohibit local governments from regulating short-term rentals through online companies such as Airbnb.

- FOX News - US

Governor: Funding sought for East Chicago water filters

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. " Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says the state is working on finding funding for water filters in East Chicago homes dealing with lead contamination.The Times reports (

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Indiana schools superintendent awards technology grants

- Education Week - US

Dan Coats confirmed as US Director of National Intelligence

March 15, 2017, 9:27 PM Succeeding James Clapper as Director of National Intelligence, former Indiana Senator Dan Coats will oversee 16 other US intelligence agencies and be a leading player in the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian interference in the presidential election. He was confirmed with high praise from ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

This Lead-Poisoned City Could Be Trump's Flint, Michigan

In East Chicago, Indiana, where 90 percent of this population of 29,000 are people of color and one-third live below the poverty line, a lead crisis is unfolding and residents are concerned that the Environmental Protection Agency under Scott Pruitt is unlikely to respond. For decades, industrial plants polluted the air and ...

- Mother Jones - US