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Nation Dec 12Women’s March gets spot for post-inauguration rally
A women's march that is expecting more than 100,000 attendees the day after the Jan. 20 inauguration has secured a location for its demonstration. More than a dozen other groups planning protests are still waiting on permits.
World Dec 08Canada names Viola Desmond as first Canadian woman on banknote
Canada’s central bank announced Thursday that Viola Desmond will become the first woman who is not royalty on Canadian currency.
Science Dec 07What Amazon’s cashier-free store could mean for millions of workers
On Monday, Amazon forayed into the brick and mortar grocery industry with the launch of Amazon Go. But the high-tech market could drastically change shopping and eventually eliminate the need for millions of cashiers.
Nation Dec 02Audio shows Standing Rock Sioux tribe objected to pipeline two years ago
Recently released audio from a 2014 meeting between the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access Pipeline executives contradict the company’s statements that it knew nothing of the tribe’s concerns about the new pipeline.
Health Nov 18No longer an emergency, Zika virus is a long-term problem, says WHO
After a nine-month emergency designation, the WHO reclassified Zika as a long-term epidemic similar to other mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and yellow fever.
Nation Nov 18Marilyn Monroe ‘birthday dress’ fetches $4.8 million at auction
The skin-tight, crystal-covered gown Marilyn Monroe wore during her 1962 performance of “Happy Birthday Mr. President” picked up $4.8 million at auction Thursday night.
Arts Nov 17Congressional commission proposes women’s history museum
A bipartisan congressional commission is calling for a women’s history museum to be erected on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Nation Nov 16‘Post-truth’ named word of 2016, beating out ‘Brexiteer’ and ‘alt-right’
Oxford Dictionaries said it chose "post-truth" for its frequented use in the 2016 political climate.
Nation Nov 15Capitol dome restored to former glory
The bright, white 150-year-old dome of the U.S. Capitol was revealed Tuesday, completely restored after a three-year project.
Nation Nov 12Americans don safety pins in solidarity with minorities after election
Some Americans are wearing safety pins as a symbol of solidarity with victims of racism, homophobia and religious discrimination.