Kentucky clerk sent to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses


A county clerk in Kentucky went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Continue reading

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Experiment highlights effects of poor neighborhoods


Where children grow up has a big impact on their ability to improve their economic standing later in life, new research says. Continue reading

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President visits Alaskan Arctic, renames Mt. McKinley


President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Alaskan Arctic during a three-day trip this week to discuss climate change and its threat to the region. Continue reading

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Can trauma be passed to next generation through DNA?


New research suggests that experiencing intense psychological trauma may have a genetic impact on a person’s future children. Continue reading

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, August 27, 2015. Obama heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago but said more needed to be done to overcome poverty and inequality. REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1PYHB

President visits New Orleans ten years after Katrina


Speaking in one of the neighborhoods worst hit by Hurricane Katrina, President Obama praised the city’s recovery and acknowledged the challenges still facing its residents. Continue reading

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