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Hero police dog shot, credited with taking bullet meant for officer, sheriff says

PBSO K-9 Officer Casper took a bullet in the gunfire that was meant for his partner, Bradshaw said. K-9 Officer Casper is in surgery and is expected to survive. Update: Casper is recovering well after surgery and was released on Saturday

Five epic K9 takedowns

Whether they’re sniffing out drugs, searching for lost civilians, or taking down bad guys, K-9s are responsible for numerous acts of heroism every day out there on the streets.

In honor of National K-9 Veteran Day, we’re saluting the brave service of police dogs everywhere with a roundup of five epic takedowns caught on video. Take a look at these K-9s taking a bite out of crime, and be sure to take a moment to honor your agency’s K-9s.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has a… Mother’s Day Message?

Nothing says “I love you, Mom!” like standing up for the right of mothers everywhere to get the care they need.

‘I do not want my case to be investigated,’ said St. Olaf student who received racist note

Just hours after she found a typewritten note with a racial slur on her car, St. Olaf College student Samantha Wells said in an email that she didn’t want the school to investigate her case.

CONFIRMED: Racist note that prompted St. Olaf College shut down is hate-crime hoax

A note that used the n-word and threatened a black female student at St. Olaf College — sparking an intense protest that led to classes being shut down for a day as student demonstrators accused the school of institutional racism — “was not a genuine threat,” the school’s president said Wednesday.

A pupu platter at the Watercooler today…a taste of different things. Don’t eat too much, and enjoy the open thread…