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World Feb 21Ukraine president and opposition leaders sign peace deal
Ukraine’s opposition leaders have reportedly signed a peace deal with President Viktor Yanukovich Friday, following months of protests and recent violence in the capital city of Kiev which left more than 70 people dead.
Nation Feb 19Google to expand Google Fiber technology
Google announced Wednesday that it plans to expand its fiber optic communication technology, known as Google Fiber, to an additional 34 cities this year.
World Feb 18UK continues to issue ‘whole-life’ prison sentences, despite human rights concerns
The British Court of Appeal ruled that judges should continue issuing “whole-life” prison sentences. The ruling overturns a European court decision that said such terms violate a prisoner’s human rights.
Nation Feb 17Border security no longer Americans’ first priority for immigration reform
Americans now believe that immigration reform should place an equal emphasis on dealing with illegal immigrants currently in the U.S. and strengthening border security, according to a new poll. In the past, Americans saw border security as the main priority…
Nation Feb 14Icy conditions across northeast harry morning commuters
As Americans across the Northeast made their way into work Friday morning, many were faced with icy roads and slush from the deadly winter storm that pounded east coast Thursday. The storm left 21 people dead and more than one…
World Feb 13Afghanistan releases prisoners U.S. considers ‘violent criminals’
The Afghan government released 65 prisoners Thursday morning despite staunch opposition from the U.S. military, which contends the prisoners are dangerous militants who will rejoin the Taliban.
Education Feb 11Despite cost, survey claims college education pays off
According to a Pew Research Center survey released Tuesday, college graduates today are in a much better economic position compared to their peers with only a high school degree. Adults of the so-called millennial generation, who are currently between…
Nation Feb 10Internet protest to ‘fight back’ against surveillance
Activists will encourage internet users to protest government surveillance Tuesday via social media and to phone or email their representatives in Congress.
Health Feb 07Women at a greater risk for stroke can take preventative steps
Women are at a much greater risk for stroke than men, but there are steps women can take to lower their chances of having a stroke, according to new guidelines released by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke…
World Feb 06UN Secretary General criticizes discrimination in speech to IOC
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon addressed the International Olympic Committee in Sochi Thursday, emphasizing the importance of supporting the gay community in the face of discrimination. “Many professional athletes, gay and straight, are speaking out against prejudice,” said…