Jane Velez-Mitchell

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Fed up: Do we have a do-nothing Congress?

Fed up: Do we have a do-nothing Congress?

New reports claim that the current Congress is on track to be least productive in 4 decades, with members passing few laws and allegedly taking a slew of vacation days to top it off.

Tonight, Jane asks the question: do we have a do nothing Congress? The Daily Beast and The Root columnist Keli Goff and Executive Director of Wolf Pac weigh in!

Whales stranded off Florida coast find deep water

Whales stranded off Florida coast find deep water

Scientists issued a call for help recently, asking the public to help find 29 missing pilot whales that had been stranded off the coast of Florida. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the 29 missing whales were among the 51 pilot whales who were originally stranded near the Everglades last week.

Scientists originally believed the majority of the whales their way back to the sea, however they now say they are unable to locate 29 of them and are are asking for the public's help.

#selfie: picture taking trend takes over

#selfie: picture taking trend takes over

Love 'em or hate 'em, you can't deny 2013 is all about the selfie! Officially declared the word of year by Oxford Dictionary, selfies are taking over Instagram, Twitter and Facebook feeds and it seems everyone wants in on the trend. Armed with a list of some of the most popular selfies from the past, Jane took to the streets to find out who did it best!

Who has the best selfie of 2013?

updated 4:08 PM EST, Thu December 05, 2013
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7% Beyonce's new haircut selfie
29% First Lady Michelle Obama and Bo selfie
2% Geraldo Rivera's Shirtless selfie
11% Pope Francis selfie
9% Kim Kardashian selfie
2% Kim and Kayne bathroom selfie
29% Jane's Morning Selfie
0% Hilary in Chelsea Clinton's first selfie
0% Geraldo Rivera and Anthony Weiner selfie
2% Student posing as teacher goes into labor selfie
4% Astronaut selfie
4% Rihanna selfie
Wisconsin's war on wolves

Wisconsin's war on wolves

Wisconsin will allow 251 wolves to be killed by the end of February. Critics say the Wisconsin Wolf Advisory Committee is bowing to livestock, hunting and trapping interests.

The majority of the wolves that are killed are first trapped. Now, some advocates are trying to ban the cruel practice of trapping. Go to The Humane Society of the U.S. or Born Free for more information and to get involved.

Baby Elaina's mother indicted for murder

Baby Elaina's mother indicted for murder

An Ohio grand jury indicted Angela Steinfurth Monday for murder in the death of her 18-month-old daughter, Elaina. Steinfurth's ex-boyfriend, Steven King, was also indicted on charges of aggravated murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse, according to the grand jury report released Monday.

Elaina Steinfurth, widely known as “baby Elaina” since her disappearance, was reported missing from an East Toledo, Ohio, home -- a house owned by King's family -- on June 2. Angela Steinfurth initially said she last saw Elaina when she put the 18-month-old down for a nap that day.

Nala and her friends all need new homes

Nala and her friends all need new homes

Each night, Jane Velez-Mitchell features her "Pet of the Day" on her show at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Today, we have a special collection for Pet of the Day. These pets all need new homes. 

Jane Velez-Mitchell is teaming up with animal welfare expert Jane Garrison and adoptapet.com to try to find some amazing animals new and loving homes. You can find information on adopting each animal below. And you can always go to adoptapet.com to rescue an animal near you! If you save any of these animals, please send us a photo so we can post it on the website. Our email address is Jane@hlntv.com

Al Gore Goes Vegan

Al Gore Goes Vegan

Former Vice President Al Gore, perhaps the most famous crusader against global warming, recently became a vegan.  The Washington Post reported that Gore gave up animal products a few months ago.  If so, he follows his old boss former President Bill Clinton in adopting the vegan lifestyle.

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook, and follow Jane on Twitter.

They are vegan?! This list may surprise you

They are vegan?! This list may surprise you

Former Vice President Al Gore recently became a vegan.  The Washington Post reported that Gore gave up animal products a few months ago.  If so, he follows his old boss former President Bill Clinton in adopting the vegan lifestyle.

The report made us think about other famous vegans out there.  And the list may surprise you.  Jane Velez-Mitchell will have more on this story Wednesday night at 7pm ET on HLN.

Hollywood animal abuse cover-up?

Hollywood animal abuse cover-up?

The Hollywood Reporter claims animals in movies are being put in danger and despite a disclaimer at the end of the credits assuring us everything was ok during filming animals do get hurt.

The American Humane Association insists the article “distorts” the truth. You can read the American Humane Association’s statement here.

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