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Outrage of the Day: Guinea pig-gate

Grand Valley State University has reached a $40,000 settlement with a student who sued to keep a guinea pig in a campus apartment for emotional support. Cue the outrage and bewilderment.
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This little fella looks like he could calm your depressed and stressed mind. (Justin Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images)
Whether you're outraged that Grand Valley State has been forced to give Ms. Velzen a $40,000 settlement for her troubles, or if you're more upset that the university threatened to kick little Blanca to the curb in the first place, I think we can all agree on one thing: this entire situation is overwhelmingly underwhelming.
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Video of the Day: Rand Paul 2016?

After a fiery thirteen-hour filibuster, Sen. Rand Paul sets his sights on the White House.
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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - AUGUST 10: U.S. Senator Rand Paul (L) (R-KY) listens to his father Texas Congressman and Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul speak at a campaign stop August 10, 2011 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) (Scott Olson/AFP/Getty Images)

Before this week, Rand Paul was not necessarily in the shortlist of names that come up when people engage in sickeningly premature speculation about the next presidential race.

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Outrage of the Day: #StandwithRand

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stood for thirteen hours on the floor of the Senate arguing against the appointment of John O. Brennan to lead the CIA. And Twitter stood by him.
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is seen on a TV monitor participating in a filibuster on the Senate floor as Politco reporter Tim Mak works on his story at the Senate Press Gallery March 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Paul was filibustering the Senate to oppose the nomination of John Brennan to be the next director of CIA. (Alex Wong/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky took to the Senate floor just before noon on Wednesday to slow down the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director.

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Outrage of the Day: Chinese car thief murders baby found in backseat

In China, hearts break for the family of the infant who was mistakenly kidnapped and then intentionally killed in the process of a car theft.
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This picture taken on March 5, 2013 shows Changchun citizens gathered together to mourn the death of a two-month-old baby killed by a car thief in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin province. The thief strangled the baby to death after stealing a vehicle with the infant inside, police said, provoking outrage across the country on March 5, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images) (AFP/Getty Images)
On Monday morning, a silver-gray Toyota RAV4 with license plate “吉A·MM102″ was stolen at the Xihuancheng Lu and Longhua Lu intersection in Changchun. The thief, however, didn't know that with a 2-month-old baby boy in the backseat.
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Outrage of the Day: Elephant killed by train in Indian wildlife reserve

An elephant was killed after it was hit by a train inside the Buxa Tiger Reserve, an area that elephants pass through as they migrate between India and Bhutan.
Despite the creation of Elephant corridors in northeastern India, wildlife and high-speed trains continue to collide.
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Act of God of the Day: Ahead of Passover, swarm of Locusts descend on Israel

And no, we're not talking about a few pesky bugs that you can swat away with a single flick of the wrist.
The locust alert comes ahead of the eight-day Passover festival, which recounts the biblical story of the Israelite exodus from Egypt.
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Video of the Day: Dennis Rodman and the Harlem Globetrotters do North Korea

Of all the colorful stories that have resulted from Rodman's trip to North Korea, this video is one of our favorites.
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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman speaks during a press conference in Antwerp, on November 10, 2009. (DIRK WAEM/AFP/Getty Images) (DIRK WAEM/AFP/Getty Images)
This 14-minute long video is certainly worth the watch, if for no other reason than that it gives us a rare inside look into life in the Hermit Kingdom.
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Video of the Day: (Harlem) Shakes on a plane

The internet dance craze has taken to the skies.
The Harlem Shake has just joined the Mile High Club. Yes, the latest incarnation of the frenetic dance sensation that's taken the internet, and our hearts, by storm has reached a new height of popularity. And while the video has certainly received a fair share of attention on the web — it has also nabbed the attention of federal investigators.
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Outrage of the Day: #InConservativePakistan

If the goal of the World Wide Weed project was to spark a discussion about the state of marijuana around the world, then our mission has been in a success — but perhaps not in the way that we anticipated.
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A nationwide legalization of marijuana would keep some minor offenders out of jail and give the US government a huge source of revenue. (David McNew/Getty Images)
If the goal of GlobalPost's World Wide Weed series was to start a discussion on the state of marijuana around the world, then we consider the mission accomplished.
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Number of the Day: 26,121

According to government officials, at least 26,121 people have been reported missing during President Felipe Calderon's six-year term.
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Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon. (Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)
According to Mexican government officials, 26,121 disappearances have been reported over the course of Calderon's six-year term. This list has been the subject of controversy for weeks.
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