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Arts Oct 217 ways the Internet celebrated Back to the Future day
Thirty years ago, "Back to the Future 2" took Doc Brown and Marty McFly on a trip through time to ... today. That is, Oct. 21, 2015. In a new video message released today, Doc, played by Christopher Lloyd, welcomes…
Nation Oct 13Is #NoBraDay actually raising breast cancer awareness?
Of the more than 150,000 tweets mentioning #NoBraDay that have surfaced over the past day, roughly 10 percent make any mention of “breast cancer,” the reason for the hashtag altogether.
Nation Oct 09Shooting outside Texas Southern University housing leaves 1 student dead
A freshman at Texas Southern University, located in Houston, was shot and killed this morning just beyond campus in a parking lot outside of student housing. One other person was shot and is in stable condition. Police said they have…
Nation Oct 05Historic flooding in South Carolina leaves 9 dead, 40,000 without water
Historic flooding in South Carolina has left nine people dead. The catastrophic rain has destroyed homes, vehicles, dams and closed more than 500 bridges and roads.
Nation Oct 02Umpqua Community College shooting survivor Chris Mintz released from hospital
Thirty-year-old Chris Mintz, an Army veteran and student at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, was shot seven times on Thursday while trying to save his peers from a gunman’s rampage.
Nation Sep 30Vatican confirms meeting between Kim Davis and Pope Francis
The Vatican confirmed Wednesday morning that Pope Francis met with Kim Davis -- the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses -- at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Nation Sep 29Ta-Nehisi Coates deemed a ‘genius,’ trolls the Internet
The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates joined the latest class of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellows, also known as "geniuses."…
World Sep 25Quiz: How well do you know the pope?
Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and the Eastern United States took up much of the week. See how much you know about the Holy Father in our five-minute quiz.
Nation Sep 24Photos: A city stands still for Pope Francis
It seemed like nearly all of Washington, D.C., and visitors beyond waited with bated breath for Pope Francis' first visit to America.
Nation Sep 1614-year-old arrested after homemade clock is mistaken for bomb, prompts #IStandWithAhmed on Twitter
Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested Monday after a teacher mistook a clock he made for a hoax bomb. Outraged Twitter users have responded to his arrest and suspension with #IStandWithAhmed.