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Politics Sep 30The real fight over Planned Parenthood is not in Congress
With so much attention focused on the fight on Capitol Hill, Americans may be missing a crucial point – a number of the changes Republican lawmakers are working hard to pass at the federal level have already been enacted by…
World Sep 11Crane collapse at Grand Mosque in Mecca kills over 87 people
At least 87 people have been killed and almost 200 more injured after a crane fell on Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mosque in Mecca on Friday according to The Guardian.
World Sep 04Egyptian billionaire wants to buy island for refugees
Egypt’s third richest man wants Greece and Italy to sell him an island for refugees who have been fleeing war and poverty in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere.
Nation Aug 28Most teenagers will not regret sharing this article, study says
If you are between 13 and 18 years old and you’ve shared an article on social media today, you probably don’t regret it, according to a recent study.
Education Aug 25Study finds higher expulsion rates for black students in South
Black students are suspended and expelled at significantly higher rates than white children in 13 Southern states, according to a new analysis of federal data.
World Aug 24U.N. calls destruction of 2,000-year-old temple a war crime
The chief of the United Nation's cultural agency has described the Islamic State’s destruction of Baalshamin, a nearly 2,000 year-old temple in Palmyra, as a “war crime.”…
World Aug 17Bomb blast at major Bangkok Intersection kills at least 16
A bomb exploded inside a popular Hindu shrine during the evening rush hour Monday in Bangkok killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 80 people, according to wire reports from the Thai capital.
Politics Aug 03Chuck Schumer gets his famous cousin Amy Schumer to help him push gun control plan
Comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with her cousin, New York Sen. Charles Schumer, for a new public initiative tackling gun violence.
Nation Jul 29World’s first transgender modeling agency to open this summer
A Thailand-based firm, Apple Model Management, will open the world’s first modeling agency for transgender models this summer in Los Angeles.
Arts Jul 248 things you didn’t know about the electric guitar
50 years after Bob Dylan debuted his electric sound at the Newport Folk Festival, check out eight electric guitar-related facts to consider the next time you plug in.