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Mute but eloquent eyewitness

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Television generally promotes and profits from encouraging and servicing viewers’ escapist proclivities. But, once in a bracing while, some shows confront us with harsh reality, pressuring us not to run away from it, but to try to do something to make it right.

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The puppy chronicles

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THIS is Lily, our three-month-old Shih Tzu. Facebook photo

As many of you know, we have a puppy. She is a Shih Tzu and we call her Lily. Her birthday is Oct. 7 (which makes her a Libra, like my brother) and she is adorable. When we first met her, she was cuddling with her two sisters, all incredibly cute, curious little creatures. I [...]

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Leo rushes to Nepal tigers’ aid

NEW YORK—The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded $3 million in grants to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to work with the Nepal government in protecting the tiger population in that Himalayan kingdom. In a statement Wednesday, DiCaprio, 39, a WWF board member, said he was “hopeful” the money would help “exceed the goal” of doubling [...]

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Leonardo DiCaprio boosts Nepal bid to save tigers

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses for the media before a press conference for his new film "Django Unchained" in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 7, 2013. DiCaprio is in Seoul to promote the film which is to be released in South Korea on March 21. AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

A foundation set up by actor Leonardo DiCaprio pitched in $3 million Thursday to save tigers in Nepal, whose plan to double the big cats’ population has shown success.

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Tail Tales

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My pet Chow Chow Drake is two years old. I got him from a breeder I found online. He’s pretty high-maintenance. He has to shower twice to thrice a week and needs to be brushed constantly so his fur won’t get tangled. I take him to the vet once or twice a month—to check on how he’s doing, or for his regular shots. He gives me pure happiness and a sense of contentment, and valuable training on how to take care of fragile living things, like future children! Pets are always at the door to meet you when you arrive home. Pets keep you company when you’re lonely. Plus, pets always seem content with their lives—that’s incredibly infectious. Drake eats only dog food—it’s tried and tested. I don’t want him to acquire allergies. But sometimes I give him doggie treats. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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