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World Jun 03What happened to Red Cross donations for Haiti?
Following a harrowing earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, the American Red Cross launched a project to raise funds to transform the area. Roughly $500 million was donated. But according to a new report from ProPublica and NPR, as it…
Nation Jun 01Twitter reacts to Caitlyn Jenner’s debut
Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, made her debut online today with a new Twitter account alongside the release of Vanity Fair’s July cover, featuring a portrait by Annie Leibovitz.
World Jun 01Paris removes 100,000 pounds of eternal love from bridge
A romance-laden tradition in Paris is coming to an end today, with the removal of of hundred of thousands of pounds of "love locks."…
Nation May 29Photos: National Spelling Bee ends in a tie for second year in a row
Until last year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee hadn’t seen a tie for more than five decades. Last night's 88th championship marked the second year in a row that ended in a tie.
Nation May 26Severe weather leaves 17 dead in Texas and Oklahoma, more than a dozen missing
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster for more than two dozen Texas counties in the wake of torrential flooding.
Science May 22What’s making this galaxy shine with the light of 300 trillion suns?
In a galaxy far, far away -- specifically 12.5 billion years from Earth -- shines the light of over 300 trillion suns.
Nation May 22Michigan driver’s license policy violates transgender rights, ACLU says
As it stands, people who want to change their gender on a Michigan license must show proof of a change on their birth certificate. But a birth certificate is only amended if the person undergoes a gender reassignment surgery.
Education May 21Stephen Colbert, Madeleine Albright and others have some advice for the class of 2015
For the past few weeks, college graduates across the country have accepted their diplomas, bidding their academic years adieu as they embark into the world beyond. But not before listening to a classic commencement speech about the time behind them,…
World May 19Will conservative Ireland legalize same-sex marriage on Friday?
On Friday, Ireland will vote whether or not to legalize same-sex marriage. If Ireland votes “yes,” it would be the 20th country to legalize gay marriage completely, and the first to do so by a national popular vote.
Arts May 13This filmmaker wants you to see what breakdancing in Yemen is like
Scenes from the Arab Spring flash across the screen at the start of the new documentary “Shake the Dust.” But this film isn’t about politics or a revolution.