PETA Pulls Michelle Obama Ads • Cougars And Cubs Cruise Denied

• PETA announced it's taking down the unauthorized anti-fur ads featuring Michelle Obama. Now PETA members want the White House to do something for them: Demand that Ringling Bros. change the name of its newest elephant, Baby Barack. •

• Good news for everyone still pushing that 80s revival: taking cocaine may actually make you smarter (with a great emphasis on may). Vice breaks down the science behind their dubious claim. • Federal Bailiffs Service in Russia is being sued for using unauthorized photographs of a 24-year-old woman as part of a sting operation. The "honey-trap" portrayed Yana Kulikova as "easy and made her a target for the psychologically unstable," according to her lawyer. Bailiffs found images of Kulikova by doing an internet search for "beauty." • Police Chief George Gascón wants to make San Francisco a ho-free zone by shaming johns. He has suggested that they start a website with pictures of every person caught patronizing a prostitute. Naturally, not everyone is on board with this idea. • Carnival Cruise Lines have turned down a request from a singles travel group host a cougar-themed cruise. Carnival says they simply have no room for the trip - which would feature both "cougars" and "cubs" (young men, obviously) - but analysts suggest that it is probably a good business decision for the family-oriented line. • According to a new study from the World Health Organization, c-sections are still far more dangerous for both mother and baby than vaginal birth. The WHO advises doctors in Asia to avoid cesarean sections unless there is a pressing medical need. • Animal rights activist Natasha Avery is currently incarcerated in the UK. One would think that would mean she'd have to give up her veganism - at least for a time - yet she somehow manages to live a completely vegan life in prison. She has been given non-leather boots for her work, and has an entire line of vegan body products. • Iris Robinson, the wife of Northern Ireland's First Minister, was caught recently having an affair. Her suddenly public dirty laundry has sparked a campaign to push "Mrs Robinson," the iconic pop song from The Graduate, to the top of the charts. • For many moms it's old news that diapers aren't covered by food stamps. Sadly, some parents are forced to choose between buying diapers and food - and guess which one wins out? Learn more about how to help here. • If judge Warren Wilbert allows the jury to consider a voluntary manslaughter defense in the trial of Scott Roeder, the man who murdered Dr. George Tiller could get as little as five years in prison. • A grandmother from Florida spent Thanksgiving in jail after she was arrested for drunk driving and promptly forgotten. The 78-year-old woman was the victim of several bureaucratic mistakes and recognizing their own errors, the judge dropped all charges against her.


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