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Arts Apr 21Celebrities pay tribute to Prince on Twitter
Celebrities and musical artists spoke out online Thursday to pay tribute to musical icon Prince, who died Thursday at age 57.
Nation Apr 04Joseph Medicine Crow, last Crow tribe war chief, dies at 102
Joseph Medicine Crow, a Native American historian and the last war chief of the Crow Tribe in Montana, died Sunday in a hospice, the Billings Gazette reported. He was 102.
Science Mar 31Sea levels may surge twice as fast as originally thought thanks to Antarctica
Rising sea levels are more threatening than originally believed, according to a new study on Antarctic glaciers in the journal Nature.
World Mar 28Fidel Castro criticized Obama’s ‘sweetened words’ to Cuban people
Former Cuban president Fidel Castro publicly criticized President Barack Obama’s recent Cuban trip in a letter published Monday, his first official response to Obama’s historic visit.
World Mar 24Former Bosnian Serb leader found guilty of genocide
A United Nations tribunal sentenced on Thursday former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to 40 years in prison for genocide and war crimes.
Nation Mar 17Rising sea levels force U.S. to resettle Native American tribe
A Native American tribe located in the coastal Louisiana will become the first community in U.S. history to be relocated due, in part, to rising sea levels, said a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, on…
Politics Mar 01South Dakota governor vetoes transgender restroom bill
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has vetoed a bill that would have restricted transgender students’ access to restrooms in public schools. Without the veto, South Dakota would have become the first state in the nation to require that transgender students…
Politics Feb 17Sen. Dianne Feinstein calls on Apple to obey court order
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Cal.), Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, called on Apple to comply with the court order to unlock the encrypted iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, citing that the information on the…
Nation Feb 17South Dakota bill would restrict transgender students’ access to restrooms
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Wednesday that he would meet with transgender students and LGBT activists before making a decision to sign into law a bill that would restrict transgender students’ access to restrooms in public school.
Nation Jan 28Last week’s blizzard ranked one of the worst since 1950
Last week's blizzard, which brought the nation's capital to a standstill and claimed at least 27 lives, was one of the worst in the recorded history of the Northeast.