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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

Facebook gets antitrust approval to buy maker of Oculus Rift virtual reality headset

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Social network giant Facebook Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy…

U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper clamps down on media access

James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From Basically Any Interaction With Nearly Anyone With A Social…

Media

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…

Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting controversial war shrine in Tokyo

Justin Bieber said sorry and insisted he loved Japan and China after he stepped into…

U.S. News

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…

Washington county delays decision on building ban after deadly mudslide

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) – A Washington state county where a mudslide killed…

Homeless Detroit man found locked in Port-A-Potty ‘home’ months after hypothermia death

A homeless man in the Detroit metropolitan area was found dead this week in a…

World

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…

Canadian woman’s letter arrives — after 45-year delay

A 45-year-old letter arrived in the mailbox of a Canadian woman, who received the correspondence from her younger sister decades…

Mexico arrests 110 people for posing as anti-cartel vigilantes

Mexican authorities have detained more than 110 people posing as vigilantes battling a drug cartel in the western state of…

Violent protest hits fabled Rio beach district after dancer is beaten to death

Violent protests broke out in Rio’s landmark beachfront district, Copacabana, on Tuesday following the death of a resident, an AFP…

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