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The Two-Way
8:44 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Iran's 'Happy' Dancers Receive Suspended Sentences

Six young Iranians arrested in May on obscenity charges for starring in their own video version of Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy" have been sentenced to 91 lashes and up to a year in jail, although the punishment has been suspended providing they don't re-offend.

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The Salt
8:27 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Around The World In 8 Hospital Meals

Canada: "The food was inedible," Flickr user Paul Jerry wrote via Flickr Mail about the meat-and-cooked-vegetable platter served to his father at a Canadian hospital. Jerry says he had to bring his father food from the outside.
Paul Jerry Flickr

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 9:21 am

A hospital is probably the last place a foodie traveling abroad wants to grab a bite.

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The Two-Way
8:25 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Scotland's Vote Could Bring Big Changes To England, Wales, N. Ireland

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday now that voters in Scotland have rejected independence, he is committed to giving more powers not only to Scotland, but also to "the people of England, Wales and Northern Ireland."
Lefteris Pitarakis AP

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 9:15 am

British Prime Minister David Cameron says now that voters in Scotland have rejected independence, he is committed to giving more powers not only to Scotland, but also to "everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland."

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Code Switch
8:03 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Why 'Is Corporal Punishment Abuse?' Is Such A Loaded Question

Adrian Peterson (right) was ordered to stay away from his team, the Minnesota Vikings, while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 9:05 am

Over the past week, Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings' all-world running back and one of the NFL's biggest stars, has become the face of corporal punishment in America. Peterson turned himself in to police over the weekend on charges of child abuse after he allegedly hit his son with a switch that left welts on his body.

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The Two-Way
7:05 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Fla. Man Kills 6 Grandchildren, Daughter Before Suicide

Don Spirit is pictured in this 2001 handout photo obtained by Reuters on Friday. Police identified Spirit as the man who gunned down his six grandchildren and daughter before taking his own life.
Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 7:33 am

Police in Florida say a man who did time in prison a decade ago on firearms violations gunned down his six grandchildren and his daughter before turning a weapon on himself.

Authorities say Don Spirit, 51, called 911 on Thursday to report that he might harm himself or others. When a sheriff's deputy arrived, Spirit fatally shot himself. The deputy subsequently found the bodies of his seven victims "all over on the property," at the rural home in the town of Bell, Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said.

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