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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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Posted by Sarah Mirk on Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 9:32 AM

The World of Zoo Elephants is Seriously Screwed Up. All week, we've been gushing about the adorable baby elephant born in the Oregon Zoo. Now, that love has turned to horror as we find that the baby was secretly promised to a traveling elephant roadshow years before she was born. Read the Seattle Time's investigation of elephants in zoos, which paints a picture of zookeepers desperate to impregnate elephants who get crazy and sad in captivity.

Iran Says They've Captured a US Drone: It's not certain what Iran would do with a US drone if it has one, but our government says none are missing.

Keep Convertin'! A California federal judge blocks the ban on gay conversion therapy, saying it interferes with first amendment rights.

Sign Language Adds New Science Words: Sign language has no universal word for concepts like "photosynthesis", but now that's changing.

Should We Terminate the TSA? The TSA director skips a federal hearing on the matter.

George Zimmerman's Broken Nose: Lawyers of the man accused of killing Trayvon Martin reveal a photo showing his nose bleeding.

Every New Yorker's Worst Fear: Being pushed by a panhandler in front of an oncoming subway train.

Bailing Out Hollywood: Michigan lined up to give film companies some of the best tax breaks in the states. The result has been a mixed bag.

Boys Should Be Able to Easy-Bake, Too: An eight-grader petitions Hasbro to make a more gender-neutral Easy Bake Oven for people like her younger brother.

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs: Eh.... it's a stretch.


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