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Should the U.S. take in Syrian war refugees?

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As the refugee crisis continues in Europe, candidates running for president have begun to weigh in on what the U.S. should be doing. Continue reading

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Kentucky clerk sent to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses

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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

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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

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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?

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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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