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  • Top of the Morning: Birthing Photo Censored, but Kim Kardashian's Nude Photo is Okay?

  • 1. Facebook gets flak for selective censorship



















    U.K. mom Milli Hill wrote a letter to protest why Facebook took down a photo of a mom giving birth that she posted, while Kim Kardashian’s nude photos are still being shared freely on the social media site. Hill posted the photo on The Positive Birth Movement page, a nonprofit organization that aims to support women in all of their birth choices, of which Hill is a founding member. Although Facebook hasn’t reinstated the photo, it has apologized for taking it down. Small victory? We’ll take it. (huffingtonpost.com)


    2. The Philippines is the place to be
    Guess which local spots had just been added to Southeast Asia’s list of heritage parks? The Tubattaha Reefs in Palawan and Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao now join five other Philippine heritage parks in the list of most treasured parks in the region. Add those two on your bucket list of nature parks to visit with the kiddos! (yahoo.com)

    3. Music stars unite against Ebola
    Music stars Bono, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, and Chris Martin of the band Coldplay recorded a new version of the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” with other big names in the industry and released a music video to raise money to fight the Ebola outbreak that has already claimed more than 5,000 lives. The original Band Aid charity song sold 3.7 million copies for famine victims in Ethiopia in 1984, and the Band Aid 30 stars hope to raise more funds to help those afflicted with Ebola. (straitstimes.com)


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    4. TV schedule fail
    Some parents in the U.S. are mad that ABC aired an episode of the political thriller TV series Scandal which contained "graphic sex in the opening scene" immediately after the kid-friendly Halloween special It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. “In less than 26 seconds, we were taken from the Peanuts pumpkin patch to a steamy Scandal sex scene. Twenty-six seconds, boom. Unless parents had the remote control in their hand, thumb on the button and aimed directly at the TV screen, they didn’t have a chance,” said Parents Television Council president Tim Winter in a statement. (time.com)

    5. Prince William and Angry Birds for a cause
    Prince William, second in line to the British throne and currently the president of United for Wildlife charity, has teamed up with Angry Birds to save an endangered anteater. The pangolin, a scaly anteater, is becoming extinct as they are turned into delicacies, traditional medicine, and home décor. Through Prince William's campaign, the pangolins will appear as characters in the Angry Birds Tournament this week to spread awareness on the pangolin’s fate. (dailymail.co.uk)

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