• These Are the Hardest States in America to Be LGBT

    Images of LGBT people across American society are more diverse: Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympian, is one vivid example. The report also notes that nearly 90 percent of LGBT people live in states where their children aren’t legally protected from discrimination for having a LGBT parent. Nearly 60…

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  • After three decades on death row, Texas inmate set for execution

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas is set on Wednesday to execute Lester Bower, one of the longest-serving inmates on the state's death row who says he was wrongly convicted of killing four men in 1983 and has spent three decades trying to halt his capital punishment. Lawyers for…

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  • Russian missile maker: MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn't in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.

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  • Parents Welcome Daughters' Boyfriends Into The Family

    DEAR ABBY: We have two lovely daughters in their 20s. The older one lives with her boyfriend. They are expecting a baby soon. Our younger daughter lives with us, and she's planning on moving in with her boyfriend.We're an old married couple, and we're not sure how to treat our daughters'…

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  • 'Baby warehouses' put African infants at risk in Israel

    It is nap-time at Felizia's daycare centre, a squalid street-level flat in Tel Aviv where loud pop music drowns out the miserable cries of dozens of children and babies cooped up inside. Run by a corpulent Ghanian woman, it is one of dozens of unlicensed establishments which have sprouted up across…

    AFP
  • Continental Collision Could Trigger California Tsunami

    Massive undersea earthquakes off the coast of California could send a tsunami crashing into Los Angeles or San Diego, new research suggests. As the North American and Pacific tectonic plates grind past each other, large chunks of Earth's crust wedged between them get squeezed and twisted off…

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    Chinese cruise ship sinks (43 photos)

    Divers on Tuesday pulled three people alive from inside a capsized cruise ship and searched for other survivors, state media said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the Yangtze River. The tally of those brought to safety stood at 15…

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  • Sink or sell? Russia spat leaves France with warships to spare

    Tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine have blocked a deal in which Moscow was to buy the ships, leaving Paris trying to negotiate a face-saving compromise and work out CAwhat to do with two unwanted warships. "There are three possibilities: deliver the boats to Russia, sell them to…

    Reuters
  • Sheriff: College student killed mom in argument over grades

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama college student killed his mother during an argument over his bad grades, law enforcement officials said, and he was being held without bond in a county jail Monday.

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  • Venezuela seeks allies outside OPEC to steady oil prices

    Latin American crude producer Venezuela, struggling to cope with sharply lower oil prices, is seeking support outside OPEC to stabilise the market, it said Tuesday before this week's cartel output meeting. Venezuelan Oil Minister Asdrubal Chavez is currently in the Austrian capital to participate…

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  • Just Look What She Did!

    Walmart Security Cameras Captured The Whole Thing! [30 Photos]

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  • Blatter rocks world soccer by quitting FIFA amid scandal

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by unexpectedly saying he would step down as FIFA president in the wake of a corruption investigation that reportedly may include the embattled chief himself. Citing sources familiar with the case, The…

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  • Obama to deliver eulogy for Biden's son

    US President Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy Saturday at the burial of Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau, who died of cancer aged 46. The White House said that memorial events for the former military lawyer and Delaware attorney general will begin Thursday, culminating in a burial mass on…

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  • Finally: A service that lets you charge people to email you

    If I were to charge people to email me, I could likely retire before the year is done. I get more than 100 emails per day on a slow day, and my inbox can easily top 200 emails on a busy day. This, of course, is why I had no choice but to destroy email. Of course, it wouldn’t be ethical for me to…

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    Bangladesh building collapse (33 photos)

    An eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed near Bangladesh's capital on April 24, 2013, killing over 1,000 people and trapping many more in the rubble. It is the worst-ever disaster in Bangladesh's $20 billion-a-year garment industry. Find more news-related pictures in…

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  • Records: Wife suspected war vet husband of killing relatives

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A decorated Iraq War veteran arrested in the killing of his estranged wife's mother, stepfather and brother suffers from post-traumatic stress and had been increasingly delusional, his wife told authorities in court documents released Monday.

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  • Taiwan, Philippines coastguards in brief stand-off despite work on pact

    TAIPEI/MANILA (Reuters) - Coastguard ships from Taiwan and the Philippines confronted each other in rich fishing waters south of Taiwan last week, officials from the two sides said, in an incident that comes as they are working on a pact to resolve maritime disputes. In 2013, Taiwan recalled its…

    Reuters
  • 10 Colleges That Lead to Graduate School

    The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List:…

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