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Eastern Shore Man's Arm Amputated After Dispute Over Insane Clown Posse Tattoo

Two men on Maryland's Eastern Shore will remain in prison after authorities say they attacked another man this week forcing part of his arm to be amputated. Law enforcement believes the incident occurred because of a dispute over the rap group the Insane Clown Posse.

A judge has ordered the two men held without bond on charges of attacking a housemate and trying to forcibly remove a tattoo from his arm. Wicomico County sheriff Mike Lewis said the 31-year-old victim of Monday's attack had his right arm amputated below the elbow.

Investigators say 33-year-old Paul Hurst and 35-year-old Carey Lee Edwards beat the victim and then tried to carve and burn a tattoo from his arm.

Lewis says all three men are affiliated with the Juggalos, the cult fan base of the Insane Clown Posse. The FBI has described Juggalos as "ganglike." Sheriff Lewis says the suspects thought the victim disrespected ICP and didn't deserve to wear the tattoo.

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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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