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New Oregon Bill Could Ban Landlords From Charging Pet Rent

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban pet rent. Known as House Bill 2683, the bill would prevent landlords from charging their tenants for additional rent if they choose to keep animals in their apartments.

Up to 70% of apartment renters say they own pets, and 44% of U.S. households own a dog. When moving into an apartment, renters often have to pay a pet deposit between $100 to $300 with additional monthly fees known as pet rent.

Pet rent can range anywhere between $10 to $50 a month depending on the size and type of pet. Pet rent for dogs is often higher than rent for cats. Lawmakers say these additional monthly fees are unnecessary and are driving an increase in rent across the state.

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Patton Oswalt Can Restore Your Faith in Humanity With A Tweet

Potential Twitter Scuffle Turns Into Renewed Hope For Humanity

It’s no secret that the political climate over the last few years has brought a disturbing amount of division to American society. Whichever side of the aisle you stand on — or if you hate political aisles altogether — at the end of the day, we’re all human beings living with one another. Nothing magnifies that fact more than social media.

With social media, we take everyone everywhere with us. Friends, family, strangers, the best and the worst are all right there, a few keystrokes away. This doesn’t bring out the best in humanity. Or, we hear about the good far less than we are given forensic social studies of the bad.

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UNCG College Student Discovers Man Is Living In Her Closet

Life often imitates art, but one student attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro didn’t expect her life to turn into a horror movie. Just as movie attendees have been shocked for decades, Maddie was stunned to find a 30-year-old man inside the closet of her off-campus apartment. Continue reading

Poacher Sentenced To Year In Prison, Forced To Watch Bambi

It’s a total bummer that everything in life costs money. Just keeping your home warm or cool makes up 54% of your annual utility bills. One thing that’s more expensive than most anything you can think of is breaking the law. One hunter figured this out the hard way and will be paying for it for a while. But, with a twist.

Did we say hunter? We meant poacher. This past hunting season, authorities in Missouri caught wind of a substantial poaching operation. Big enough to be among the largest poaching operations in the state’s history.

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Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Video Just About Breaks the Internet

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's relationship took the pop culture world by storm this year. Their strange saga and whirlwind engagement culminated in this music video.

If Ariana Grande’s latest video is anything to go by, the captivating songstress can definitely sit with us.

During any given daylight moment across the U.S., approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or other electronic devices. And there’s little doubt that a lot of people at least thought about breaking the law when Ariana’s much-anticipated music video for her new single, “Thank U, Next,” was finally released.

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New Jersey Town Demands Daily Fee From Homeowner With Massive Christmas Lights Display

Bah Humbug? This New Jersey Town is suffering from an excess of holiday cheer.

The Christmas spirit hasn’t quite spread to the town of Old Bridge, New Jersey yet this season. The town is threatening to shut down the extravagant light display at the home of Thomas and Kris Apruzzi if they do not pay $2,000 per night for security.

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