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Vet Who Sought VA Help Was Told To Come Back In 3 Months. He Killed Himself Instead.

Vet Who Sought VA Help Was Told To Come Back In 3 Months. He Killed Himself Instead.A veteran who had sought help from a Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in New Jersey killed himself in front of the building after his mental health needs were neglected, an investigation has found.



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Kansas Teens Too Young to Vote are Running for Governor Instead

Kansas Teens Too Young to Vote are Running for Governor InsteadFour high school boys in Kansas, too young to vote themselves, are running for governor in a state that has no minimum age requirement for the position, hoping to get more young people involved.



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Students Are Worrying About Donald Trump Instead Of Their Schoolwork

Students Are Worrying About Donald Trump Instead Of Their SchoolworkPoliticians can be powerful role models for kids, for better or worse.



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Trump Tried To Look Compassionate. Instead, He Looked Like A Jerk.

Trump Tried To Look Compassionate. Instead, He Looked Like A Jerk.It was almost too easy to predict what would happen.



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Here Are The Cities That Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Instead of Columbus Day

Here Are The Cities That Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Instead of Columbus DayMore cities opt to celebrate it every year



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What You Shouldn't Say To Someone Who's Had A Miscarriage (And What To Say Instead)

What You Shouldn't Say To Someone Who's Had A Miscarriage (And What To Say Instead)A powerful campaign is shedding light on the good, bad and ugly things people say to individuals who’ve experienced miscarriage.



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Honolulu wants to ban cellphone walking. Here's 8 petty laws they could pass instead.

Honolulu wants to ban cellphone walking. Here's 8 petty laws they could pass instead.If you are a human with a cell phone, odds are you've broken this law that could soon be passed in Hawaii. On Wednesday, in an extraordinarily ambitious effort to make Hawaii's streets safer, the Honolulu City Council passed a bill that prohibits pedestrians from staring down at their cell phones while crossing the street. Yes, you read that correctly. Hawaii essentially wants to prohibit people from texting and walking. HA, good luck with that. SEE ALSO: So a bunch of Twitter users actually sued Trump for blocking them As
CNN reported, if you're caught staring at your phone, in violation of Bill 6, you could be fined anywhere from $ 15 to $ 99 unless it's a 911-worthy emergency. Sure it's in the best interest of safety, but the proposed law begs the following massive question. Q: Is this
really necessary?
A: Hell freaking no. According to councilman Ernie Martin, who voted against the bill, the world has other far more pressing issues that should take priority over walking and texting, like, uh, homelessness.  Rather than enforce a law, he suggests a public awareness campaign via social media. Sounds way more fun, and hey, people could even learn about it on their phones while simultaneously walking.  Not to mention, this is not a thing that's going to work. Do you think people are going to put down their phones at crosswalks and give up valuable seconds that could be spent potentially right-swiping their soulmate? No. Do you
really think anyone is going to resist responding to Slack messages from their boss on-the-go, thereby shattering the illusion that they're already diligently working from their desks instead of running 20 minutes late? LOL good one. We text, we walk, we multi-task. Get over it. Other petty laws the world could use instead While we're on the topic of petty laws, there are SO many pieces of legislation we'd rather see passed.
Here are eight other laws that
should
be enforced: 1. Don’t take up the entire sidewalk with your squad when people are trying to pass, OMG. 2. Don't you dare eat food in a way food was not intended to be eaten. (No biting string cheese, no eating pizza crust-first, no ice cubes in your cereal. JFC, people.) 3. No leaving shopping carts in parking spots like an a-hole instead of taking 40 seconds to return them. 4. Don’t stand over the yellow line at airport baggage claim. Wait for your damn luggage a respectable distance away from the belt so when you grab it you don't wind up taking out three innocent bystanders. 5. No listening to audio in public without headphones. (Same goes for having conversations on speaker phone.) 6. Thou shalt not post spoilers online. 7. You
must clean gym equipment after sweating all over the damn place. 8. Cashiers who hand you change on top of your bills so that it inevitably slides off and embarrasses you should PAY the legal price. What the fresh hell, Hawaii? According to
CNN, Brandon Elefante, the Honolulu city councilman who introduced the bill, got this idea from high school students, so you know it's gotta be brilliant. "These high school groups were concerned for their peers being distracted while crossing the streets and looking at their phones instead of looking both ways," Elefante said. "The advancement of technology can sometimes be a distraction and cause people to not pay attention." Since the city council successfully passed the bill, the fate of cellphone addicts in Hawaii now rests in the hands of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. He has 10 business days to make this final life-changing decision. Choose wisely, sir.  WATCH: A one-wheeled electric scooter you'll want to show off



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CNN Called Comey's Dad, But Comey Picked Up The Phone Instead

CNN Called Comey's Dad, But Comey Picked Up The Phone InsteadWhen reporters find out their source is dropping out of an interview hours before it’s supposed to happen, it’s usually bad news.



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Pit bull on the brink of euthanasia gets second chance as a police dog instead

Pit bull on the brink of euthanasia gets second chance as a police dog insteadHere's your daily reminder that dogs are amazing creatures. Leonard, a pit bull who had been put on the euthanasia list due to aggressive behavior, is set to become Ohio's first pit bull police dog. According to local ABC news, Leonard was brought to Union County Humane Society where staff members found Leonard's behavior too aggressive for adoption. This meant the next stop for Leonard would be euthanasia. SEE ALSO: Adorable pup loses a shocking 80 pounds and is now living his best life Fortunately, shelter director Jim Alloway — who has a background in working with police dogs — saw potential in Leonard. "I walked out with a squegee. He ran up and bit it and then he went running through the yard. I knew it was a special characteristic. He wasn't being aggressive. He wanted to play," Alloway told ABC news. Leonard was sent to be trained by Storm Dog Tactical, an organization that specializes in training dogs for K9 police units. Now that he's been fully trained, he's ready for certification as official police material. Leonard is set to start his new job this weekend, and we couldn't be more proud. WATCH: Teach Your Dog to Text a Selfie



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Majority of Americans wish Obama was still president instead of Trump, poll finds

Majority of Americans wish Obama was still president instead of Trump, poll findsA majority of polled voters wish Barack Obama was still president instead of Donald Trump, a new national poll shows. The Trump White House has had a chaotic couple of weeks. Last week, Mr Trump abruptly dismissed FBI Director James Comey, and then contradicted his press team and Vice President Mike Pence when explaining the reasoning behind the firing.



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