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  • Alabama Gay Marriage Ruling Prompts People to Give the Other Finger on Twitter

    The hashtag #LuvUAlabama blew up this afternoon after “Star Trek” actor George Takei urged people on social media to respond to the court's decision by raising their ring fingers in support of gay marriage. Justin Murdock tweeted a photo with his husband showing off their ring fingers after they…

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  • Ferguson Report: Rampant Racism and Other Scathing Findings From Probe

    The Department of Justice today released its investigation of the Ferguson police, which found a pattern and practice of discriminatory policing. The report includes seven racist emails sent by Ferguson officers. In its review, the Justice Department also found 161 use of force complaints against…

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  • Mark Zuckerberg Reveals the One Question He Asks Before Hiring a New Facebook Employee

    "I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person," Zuckerberg told a group in Barcelona who participated in the Facebook co-founder's monthly town hall meeting. One of those people who passed the test was clearly Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. …

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  • Obamacare and How to Read the Supreme Court Tea Leaves

    The Supreme Court this morning weighed which states’ residents the Obama administration is legally entitled to provide insurance subsidies to under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The case came about when some Virginians who receive subsidies to buy health insurance on…

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  • McDonald's Is Phasing Out Chicken With Antibiotics

    McDonald's, the world's largest fast food chain, said it's phasing out the use of chicken with antibiotics over the next two years in the U.S. "Our customers want food that they feel great about eating -- all the way from the farm to the restaurant -- and these moves take a step toward better…

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  • Ferguson Report: DOJ Will Not Charge Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting

    The department of Justice announced today that police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the death of Michael Brown. "There is no evidence upon which prosecutors can rely to disprove Wilson's stated subjective belief that he feared for his safety," the DOJ criminal report said. Accounts…

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  • The World of Intersex Children and One Person's Journey Between Two Sexes

    Doctors from Cornell University in upstate New York traveled there to study some of the children with this medical anomaly, even bringing some of them back to the states for research.

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  • Who Should Get Obamacare Subsidies: Supreme Court Hears Major Challenge

    Obamacare, dodged a bullet in 2012 when the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate. The nine justices will hear arguments over whether it’s legal to give out the subsidies in 34 states where the federal government established and runs the insurance exchanges, HealthCare.gov. The stakes are…

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  • Netanyahu: Iran Engaged in Deadly 'Game of Thrones'

    “In this deadly 'Game of Thrones,' there is no place for America or for Israel. ...So when it comes to Iran or ISIS the enemy of your enemy is your enemy," he said. He then turned to Iran, warning that "Iran's regime poses a great threat not only to Israel but also to the peace of the entire…

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  • Inside the 'Doomsday' Vault Past the Arctic Circle

    The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, more than 807 miles beyond the Arctic Circle, in mountainous permafrost, is the "world's largest secure seed storage vault. The vault opened in February 2008 and since then, crates of seeds are sent there "for safe and secure long-term storage in cold and dry rock…

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  • Bill Clinton’s Portrait Artist Secretly Includes Monica Lewinsky

    The artist who painted the official portrait of President Bill Clinton that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. has revealed a surprise -- the portrait “subtly” incorporated Monica Lewinsky. Artist Nelson Shanks says that the shadow on the left side of the portrait was cast…

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  • Life After Ebola: Nurse Nina Pham Says She Has Nightmares, Aches, Hair Loss

    Since surviving a harrowing brush with Ebola last October, Dallas nurse Nina Pham has been plagued with nightmares, body aches and hair loss, her lawyer told ABC News. Pham, 26, cared for Liberian native Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil, at Texas Health…

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  • Warren Buffett: These 2 Men May Succeed Him at Berkshire Hathaway

    Alongside Buffett's annual letter to shareholders released on Saturday, Berkshire's vice chairman Charlie Munger named two candidates -- the company's reinsurance chief, Ajit Jain, and the head of its utility company, Greg Abel. Born in India, Jain, 63, manages the Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance…

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  • Barbara Mikulski: From Girl Scout to Senator, 7 Things You Might Not Know About the Retiring Senator

    Mikulski, who was first elected to the Senate in 1986, said she made the decision to fight for the people of Maryland instead of campaigning for herself another time around. I'm Senator Barb,” Mikulski said at a news conference in Baltimore. As the longest serving female senator, Mikulski is…

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  • Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: Lawyers Argue Over Tsarnaev’s Blood-Stained Hiding Place

    Defense attorneys for accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev want jurors to see the blood-splattered, bullet-riddled boat where the then teenager wrote a note as he hid, wounded and bleeding, hours before being captured by police. It’s really quite striking," argued Tsaraev’s defense attorney…

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  • Model Dating Boris Nemtsov: Girlfriend Describes What She Saw When Putin Critic Was Gunned Down

    The 23-year-old model who was with Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov when he was assassinated told a Russian TV channel that she didn't see the shooter. In a Skype interview with Dozhd TV, Ukrainian model Anna Duritskaya added that "nothing suspicious happened" before the shooting. The…

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  • Boris Nemtsov Shot in Russia: 18 Cameras, But None Captured Mysterious Killing of Putin Critic

    The shooting death of Boris Nemtsov happened in what might be one of the most watched location in all of Russia. It was brazen --literally a stone's throw from the famous Kremlin wall. ABC News counted at least 18 security cameras in the immediate vicinity of the site where, according to Russia's…

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