Dozer, a goldendoodle, was awarded a medal for his participation in the Maryland Half Marathon.
The 3-year-old goldendoodle apparently joined runners at mile five of the marathon in Howard County on May 15. Runners reported seeing him at several points along the race, and there's video of him crossing the finish line at 2 hours and 14 minutes. He then found his way home.
Race officials later honored him with a medal. Video of him crossing the finish line has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube. Though he was a late entrant, Dozer's family set up a fundraising page to benefit the race's beneficiary, the University of Maryland's Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dozer's raised more than $13,000. He also has a fan page on Facebook.
"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.
In a 240-179 vote, the Republican-led House passed a bill that would overturn efforts by the city to take control over how it spends its money. It's a largely symbolic move: The Senate and President Obama are unlikely to go along.
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