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Arts Dec 11New Banksy mural portrays Steve Jobs as a refugee
The British street artist known as Banksy has struck again, with a piece portraying Steve Jobs as a refugee in Calais, France.
World Dec 04All Swedish 11th graders to receive book on why everyone should be a feminist
All 11th grade high school students in Sweden are being given Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book “We Should All Be Feminists.”…
World Nov 18UK to shut down coal-fired power plants by 2025
The UK plans to shut down all its coal-fired power plants by 2025 and replace the energy source largely with natural gas, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd announced Wednesday.
World Nov 16Which states are saying no to resettlement of Syrian refugees?
As authorities made sense of the aftermath from Friday’s Paris attacks and the death toll count began to stabilize, reports emerged over the weekend that a gunman involved with the coordinated bombings and shootings may have entered Europe, embedded in…
Nation Nov 02‘Serial’ announces deal with Pandora for season 2 streaming rights
Season 2 of the popular public radio podcast “Serial” will be made available on Pandora, in addition to iTunes and on its own website.
Arts Oct 26Updated: Lego reverses decision on bulk purchases after Ai Weiwei flap
Lego changed its policy on bulk purchases after initially refusing to sell directly to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, saying at the time that it didn't want its product used to make a political statement.
Nation Oct 21Delaware pardons man who helped slaves escape on the Underground Railroad
Delaware’s governor on Monday posthumously pardoned a man convicted of helping slaves escape along a portion of the Underground Railroad.
World Oct 19Global seed bank opens ‘doomsday vault’ to deliver Syrian varieties to safety
Walking through dark, grey tunnels carved 400 feet into the base of a mountain in the Arctic Circle, researchers did something that hadn’t been done since the “doomsday vault” was built in 2008. Instead of putting containers into the vault,…
Nation Oct 08Investigation launched after Indiana fraternity allegedly videos sexual acts
A fraternity at Indiana University has been suspended following the release of a video that allegedly shows its members performing sexual acts on a woman while others watched.
World Oct 06French publisher names artwork stolen by Nazi leader Hermann Göring
A French publisher has released the first complete list of artwork Nazi leader Hermann Göring seized during World War II, which some say could help return the art to its rightful owners.