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SeaWorld Will Stop Breeding Orca Whales in Captivity

After a long, sustained campaign by animal rights activists, the theme park’s CEO has announced it will end its captive orca breeding program.

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Neuroscientist Gets 86 Years for a ‘Freak Out’

MIT-educated neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui has been sentenced to 86 years in prison for what her lawyers called a “freak out.” Siddiqui says she was abducted and secretly held for five years before she snapped, grabbed a gun and opened fire on her captors. (continued)

Posted on Sep 23, 2010 READ MORE


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Saddam the Gardener

Saddam Hussein’s American nurse, in an interview with his hometown paper, revealed what life was like for the former dictator during his last years. He would save scraps from his meals for birds, tend to a patch of weeds and once asked why the U.S. had invaded, saying: “The laws in Iraq were fair and the weapons inspectors didn’t find anything.”

Posted on Jan 1, 2007 READ MORE


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AP / Michael Probst

Carroll Disavows Statements Against U.S.

The freed American journalist said her captors forced her to make the anti-U.S. propaganda tape, and told her she would be released if she cooperated.
UPDATE: Carroll lands safely in Boston.

Posted on Apr 1, 2006 READ MORE


American Reporter Set Free in Iraq

Jill Carroll, 28, was released unharmed after nearly three months of captivity. “I was treated well, but I don’t know why I was kidnapped,” she tells Iraqi TV. As yet, there is no explanation as to why she was let go.

Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


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Luke MacGregor / AP

In Full: Statement of Freed Activist

Two days after being freed from a four-month captivity in Iraq, UK peace activist Norman Kember tries to deflect attention away from himself and onto Iraqis suffering amid the continuing violence.

Posted on Mar 25, 2006 READ MORE


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