Hear how ominous YMCA sounds in minor key

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I will forever be intrigued by the malleability of music. Musicians can produce an endlessly enrapturing array of melodies and arrangements from a seemingly limited spectrum of notes and measures. The freedom of expression that artists can find within the borders of sheet music is impressive. — Read the rest

Minor-league hockey-team for sale on eBay

The Anchorage Aces, a bankrupt minor-league hockey team, is up for sale on eBay.

Within hours of its second listing, the minor league team had received four offers on the Internet auction site, including a $2 million offer.

The West Coast Hockey League franchise filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month.

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DEA instructor called Black recruit a monkey and made "monkey noises" at Black trainees

Is it any surprise that a government administration set up for the primary purpose of incarcerating minorities would be racist toward Black people working for it?

From AP:

At the Drug Enforcement Administration's Training Academy in Virginia last year, an instructor on the firing range called out a name that was shared by two trainees, one Black and one white.

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Turkey introduces a get-of-jail-by-marrying-the-child-you-raped law

Lawmakers in Turkey are hoping to pass a bill that would allow men who have sex with minors to avoid going to prison if they agree to marry their victim, reports The Independent.

From the article:

United Nations agencies warned the bill would generate a landscape of impunity for child abuse and leave victims vulnerable to experiencing additional mistreatment and distress from their assailants.

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