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World Health Organization hits back at vaccine deniers

The World Health Organization hit back on Wednesday against vaccine deniers who claim that immunization…

Astronauts to step out on spacewalk for repairs to the International Space Station

Two US astronauts are preparing to step out on a brief spacewalk Wednesday to install…

CA GOP hopeful seeks free tuition for science, math students in exchange for future earnings

California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math…

This is why your brain wants to swear

A recent study shows that children are adept at absorbing swearwords. That’s the power of…

Tech News

Tech mogul will not do jail time after being accused of hitting girlfriend 117 times

31-year-old Internet entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal will not go to jail after initially being accused of…

FCC ‘commercially reasonable’ proposals criticized for threatening Internet neutrality

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators are expected to vote on May 15…

Media

Spokesperson announces actress Jodie Foster’s marriage to her girlfriend

Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, a spokeswoman for the…

All the world’s a stage for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday

William Shakespeare’s plays are to be performed in mid-air as Britain celebrates the 450th anniversary…

U.S. News

California county tries to ban pot farms as medical weed businesses thrive

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – Citing marijuana fields springing up next to high…

Kansas judge grants legal name change and new birth certificate for Chelsea Manning

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) – Former U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who is serving 35 years…

San Francisco sues landlords who evicted tenants in order to rent rooms on Airbnb

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The city of San Francisco sued two landlords…

Northwestern University football players to vote on Friday on unionization

By Amanda Becker (Reuters) – Football players at Northwestern University on Friday are to become…

Conn. college teacher forced to apologize for calling out ‘racist, misogynist’ GOP policy

A creative writing instructor at Eastern Connecticut State University was forced to apologize after a…

World

Brazil ramps up security in Rio de Janeiro after deadly unrest

Just 50 days before Brazil hosts the World Cup, authorities beefed up security in Rio de Janeiro after a violent…

Debris found on Australian beach not from missing Malaysia Airlines jet

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out Thursday any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and…

Bishop Desmond Tutu tells South Africans: I’m not voting for Nelson Mandela’s former party

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu Wednesday celebrated 20 years of freedom in South Africa as a “heck of an achievement”,…

Rome braces for 800,000 to make pilgrimage to double canonization ceremony

Rome is getting ready for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and dozens of foreign delegations visiting the Vatican on Sunday…

Syrian lawmaker becomes Assad’s first presidential challenger

A communist lawmaker has registered as the first challenger for the Syrian presidency in an upcoming election expected to return…

Russia threatens response if pro-Kremlin rebels attacked in Ukraine

Russia issued a blunt warning Wednesday it would respond if its interests are attacked in Ukraine, as pro-Kremlin rebels in…

Venetians fight to save historical, ‘haunted’ Poveglia island from luxury developers

Andrea Barina, the owner of a no-frills restaurant on the Giudecca canal, serves up mouth-watering plates of seafood antipasti and…

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