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Companies cutting ties with NRA grows to include Hertz, MetLife, Best Western

Companies cutting ties with NRA grows to include Hertz, MetLife, Best Western

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From our friends at ABC News: Another round of companies on Friday announced plans to sever ties with the National Rifle Associates, following the shooting massacre last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida that left 17 staff and students dead. One of the first companies that said it would cut ties with the lobbying group was First National Bank of Omaha, which announced Thursday that it would not renew a co-branded Visa credit card with the NRA. A slew of other companies -- including Met Life Inc., Hertz Corp., and Best Western -- followed suit, and announced plans to terminate special discounts and benefits for NRA members. And as petitions circulate online urging companies to #BoycottNRA, the pressure to disassociate from the NRA is growing. #BoycottNRA ha...
Tipster warned FBI school shooting suspect could ‘explode’

Tipster warned FBI school shooting suspect could ‘explode’

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From our friends at ABC News: PlayMike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP The female tipster close to accused Florida high school shooter Nikolas Cruz told the FBI Cruz was "going to explode," according to a transcript of the Jan. 5 call more than a month before the shooting obtained by ABC News. Interested in Florida School Shooting? Add Florida School Shooting as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Florida School Shooting news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Florida School Shooting Add Interest "It’s so much and I know he’s – he’s going to explode," the woman said. The five-page transcript of the call obtained by ABC News detailed what had been reported the FBI knew about Cruz before he killed 17 students and teachers at his former scho
Zoologists puzzled after lioness sprouts mane

Zoologists puzzled after lioness sprouts mane

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From our friends at ABC News: An 18-year-old lioness at the Oklahoma City Zoo is puzzling zoologists after she mysteriously sprouted a mane. In late 2017, caretakers noticed that Bridget the African lion, a "beloved" longtime resident of the Oklahoma City Zoo, began to grow the extra hair around her neck and head, Gretchen Cole, an associate veterinarian at the zoo, told ABC News. "After a while, it became obvious to everybody that Bridget was developing something a little different," Cole said. Curious veterinarians do not yet know what the cause for the "exceptionally rare" growth is but were able to take a blood sample from Bridget's tail without placing her under anesthesia after her caretakers spent several days training her to position it to t...