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Nation Jul 18Appeals court rules Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional
In a decision that bolstered last year’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, the 10th circuit federal court of appeals in Denver struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma Friday, declaring the…
Nation Jul 0782 shot, 14 killed in Chicago over July 4th weekend
At least 82 shootings took place in Chicago during an 84-hour stretch between Thursday afternoon and Monday morning.
World Jun 18New Zealand government plans to open endangered dolphins sanctuary for oil drilling
Critics are worried that New Zealand’s decision to drill for oil in protected marine reserves could spell disaster for the world’s rarest marine mammal, the Maui’s dolphin…
World Jun 06Your water cooler guide to the World Cup
Are you an American struggling to understand the hype behind the World Cup? You’re not alone. In fact, a recent Reuters poll showed that 86 percent of all Americans said they know little to nothing about soccer’s biggest event, while…
World Jun 03FIFA ethics investigator won’t review new corruption allegations against Qatar
Despite criticism for a lack of transparency and allegations of corruption, the ethics head of FIFA announced Monday he would not review new evidence of corruption surrounding Qatar’s winning bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
World May 28Why doesn’t anyone want to host the Winter Olympics?
The next Olympics to be awarded is the 2022 Winter Games. But unlike bids of the past, these games might not go to the highest bidding city, but rather, the last one standing. The city of Krakow, Poland, withdrew…
Nation May 05How Mexican drug cartels have caused a rapid increase in lime prices, putting a squeeze on bars for Cinco de Mayo
When Cinco de Mayo revelers line up tonight at their local watering holes to celebrate the holiday, they may find their respective margaritas and tequila shots paired with a jarring garnish: lemons.
World May 02Despite UNESCO concerns, UN gives Australia one year to increase protections for Great Barrier Reef
Two days after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, suggested in a report that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef be listed as a “World Heritage in Danger” site, UNESCO has backed away from its…
Health May 01We’re headed towards a ‘post-antibiotic era,’ World Health Organization warns
In a report released Wednesday, the World Health Organization warned that society may soon be sliding into a “post-antibiotic era” in which common illnesses like pneumonia will once again become feared killers and surgery will come with heightened infection risks.
Science Apr 24Gene therapy shows promise to help people regrow auditory nerve cells
A new study outlines how gene therapy could reverse hearing loss and deafness. This may be music to the ears of the roughly 300,000 patients across the globe that depend on cochlear implants to hear. Australian researchers…