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Cecil the Lion’s death opens question of why illegal poaching of protected animals is still so common

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Cecil the lion, a popular safari attraction in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park for tourists and locals alike, was lured out of his protected habitat with bait before American dentist Walter Palmer shot him with a bow and arrow on July 1. Cecil survived for 40 hours before he was shot with a rifle, skinned and decapitated. It was an opportunity for which Palmer paid $55,000.

The killing of this single African lion in Zimbabwe’s largest nature reserve sparked worldwide outrage last week. It…

Cecil the Lion’s death opens question of why illegal poaching of protected animals is still so common

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Cecil the lion, a popular safari attraction in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park for tourists and locals alike, was lured out of his protected habitat with bait before American dentist Walter Palmer shot him with a bow and arrow on July 1. Cecil survived for 40 hours before he was shot with a rifle, skinned and decapitated. It was an opportunity for which Palmer paid $55,000.

The killing of this single African lion in Zimbabwe’s largest nature reserve sparked worldwide outrage last week. It…

Cecil the Lion’s death opens question of why illegal poaching of protected animals is still so common

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Cecil the lion, a popular safari attraction in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park for tourists and locals alike, was lured out of his protected habitat with bait before American dentist Walter Palmer shot him with a bow and arrow on July 1. Cecil survived for 40 hours before he was shot with a rifle, skinned and decapitated. It was an opportunity for which Palmer paid $55,000.

The killing of this single African lion in Zimbabwe’s largest nature reserve sparked worldwide outrage last week. It…

Cecil the Lion’s death opens question of why illegal poaching of protected animals is still so common

Lion-edit2

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Cecil the lion, a popular safari attraction in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park for tourists and locals alike, was lured out of his protected habitat with bait before American dentist Walter Palmer shot him with a bow and arrow on July 1. Cecil survived for 40 hours before he was shot with a rifle, skinned and decapitated. It was an opportunity for which Palmer paid $55,000.

The killing of this single African lion in Zimbabwe’s largest nature reserve sparked worldwide outrage last week. It…

Unknown assailant destroys hitchhiking robot in Philadelphia

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A Canadian experiment to test the kindness of strangers has provided an unsettling result.

After making the trek from Boston to Philadelphia, hitchBOT — a hitchhiking robot that had captured the hearts of fans worldwide — is no more. An unknown assailant damaged the robot beyond repair on Saturday in Philadelphia, according to its creators.

Prior to meeting its demise just two weeks after hitting the road in the…

Inspiring women beat poverty by translating for the sick in hospitals

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When she was only six years old, Maria Vertkin had to become the voice of her Russian Jewish family. She was the one who spoke English the best

She remembers having to translate medical information for her parents — an enormous, potentially dangerous responsibility for someone so young. In hospitals and clinics, one word can be the difference between life and death. When that word is in a language the patient doesn’t speak, trained interpreters need to fill in the gap.

“If you’re a kid in an…

9 hashtags that champion body positivity for all

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We could all use more radical self-love in our lives.

But when it comes to body acceptance, that can be difficult — especially for people who have bodies existing outside the “socially acceptable” norm

Whether it’s skin color, size or disability, body appearance can be a major source of judgment and discrimination. Loving yourself even in the face of all of that negativity is incredibly important, as is encouraging and…

Mail carrier collects books for boy who asked for junk mail to read

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When he’s not delivering letters and packages, Utah mail carrier Ron Lynch loves to get lost in a good book. Last week, he met a fellow bookworm on his route — 12-year-old Mathew Flores.

Lynch told

‘Game of Thrones’: Shireen Baratheon posts fiery joke about that scene

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This post contains spoilers from season 5 of Game of Thrones.

Too soon, Shireen. Too soon

Actress Kerry Ingram is already poking fun at the manner in which her adorable character Shireen Baratheon was ruthlessly sacrificed by her superstitious father, Stannis Baratheon, last season on Game of Thrones

Oh ffs not again..pic.twitter.com/LSPr5BK3n4

— Kerry Ingram (@Kerry_Ingram) July 25, 2015

Ingram posted the image to…

Mexico fires Internet demigod Miguel Herrera as coach of national team

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Pour a little out for Miguel Herrera, Internet

Mexico’s soccer federation on Tuesday fired the passionate, madly gesticulating national-team coach whose sideline antics endeared him to Internet users during last summer’s World Cup in Brazil

The timing of Herrera’s sacking might seem odd at first blush. Mexico just beat Jamaica in Philadelphia to win the Gold Cup — the biannual championship…