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The Humane Society of the United States said Wednesday's raid followed a visit to a home by Iredell County Animal Services Field Operations Supervisor Teri Somnitz, who became concerned about the welfare of the dogs.
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"The US holds itself out as a leader on civil and political rights, but its record is rife with failings and contradictions.
Stacy Jupiter is Fiji Country program director for the Wildlife Conservation Society .
Retailers and grocers say the move will hurt their profits and cost jobs, while health groups believe the hike will help curb tobacco use.
In an Oct. 17, 2008 file photo provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Belgium's Toots Thielemans performs at the Rose Theater in New York.
A MAS plane is seen on the tarmac on March 11, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Officials have expanded the searh area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MG370.
MOBILE, Alabama -- Going into the 25th annual American Cancer Society Chili Cook-off held March 9 in west Mobile weren't sure what to expect from this year's event.
The Chinese authorities must immediately release three citizen journalists detained since the weekend for highlighting a security crackdown in Beijing for the annual parliamentary session currently under way, said Amnesty International.
Credible accounts by eyewitnesses at the University of Khartoum protest point to police and Sudanese intelligence officers using tear gas and live ammunition to disperse the protesters.
Candice Bergen will speak Wednesday at the international Housing First conference, an annual event sponsored in part this year by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
George Washington University will name its public health school for Michael Milken, the 1980s king of Wall Street "junk" bonds who spent 22 months in prison but later devoted himself to philanthropy and advocated for medical research.
This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows National Transportation Safety Board Chair Deborah Hersman speaking in Washington.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell attacked the Senate Conservatives Fund, which is supporting tea party conservative Matt Bevin in the GOP Kentucky primary.
Several hundred doctors and medical students protested conditions in Venezuela's hospitals Monday, citing shortages of medicines and critical supplies in the troubled oil-rich country.
Despite the dangers, people are still drinking and driving. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, in 2012 more than 24,000 people were arrested for drunken driving.
A new report shows low-income kids who participate in Washington's College Bound scholarship program are going to college at nearly the same rate as their richer classmates and well ahead of other poor children who did not sign up.