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In every country where same-sex marriage has been legalized, it was brought about by lawmakers or the courts. On Friday, Ireland could become the first country to make it legal by the ballot box.
May 19, 2015
In one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon, researchers are in midst of a extensive health census. The study could be key to figuring out the impact of mercury used in illegal mining.
May 19, 2015
The University of the District of Columbia is the only land-grant university in the U.S. with an urban focus. It's studying how to grow food in raised beds, hoop houses and even a shipping container.
May 18, 2015
A host of apps aim to take the guesswork out of navigating traffic. We put their accuracy to the test in a daily commute. As varied as the options are, the future of mobile GPS may be more precise.
May 18, 2015
Now 21, Gonzalez was seized 15 years ago from his relatives in Miami by U.S. officials who returned him to his native country. His mother died trying to reach the U.S. His father wanted him back.
May 18, 2015
People are contrasting media and police reaction to the Waco shootout with their reaction to the recent protests in Baltimore and Ferguson.
May 18, 2015
Whether they're rich or poor, kids around the world are generally happy with their lives, an international study finds. But when it comes to liking school, poor children come out on top.
May 18, 2015
Twenty states have implemented online voter registration and seven are expected to follow. It has Republican and Democratic support, but but some still worry about cyber threats.
May 18, 2015
A federal appeals court has reversed an order that forced Google-owned YouTube to take down a trailer for a controversial anti-Muslim video last year.
May 18, 2015
Obama's bio on @POTUS says he is "Dad, husband and 44th President of the United States."
May 18, 2015
Their call comes on the same day the BBC said a reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari jail for trying to film migrant workers who are building the infrastructure for the sporting event.
May 18, 2015
The court says Maryland unconstitutionally raised the cost of doing business in more than one state, by letting local governments tax money that was earned — and taxed — in other states.
May 18, 2015
Could keeping food out of sight be a way to keep it out of your mouth? A new study points to a possible tie between how food is stored, how visible it is in the home and obesity.
May 18, 2015
It can be hard to decipher what a non-native speaker is saying. But that might not always be a bad thing when it comes to understanding or remembering, scientists say.
May 18, 2015
Graham told NPR he knows he'll have to work to introduce himself to voters, despite his long tenure in politics.
May 18, 2015
The world of climbing lost a daring innovator Saturday, when Dean Potter died during a wingsuit flight. He was killed along with Graham Hunt as they attempted to soar above Yosemite Valley.
May 18, 2015
Amtrak trains between Philadelphia and New York City had been halted for a week, after a derailment killed eight people.
May 18, 2015
AMC's Mad Men ended its seven-season run on Sunday. Fans may have loved how characters' stories were resolved, but critics may question how writers got them there.
May 18, 2015
In an executive order, President Obama will curb the kind of equipment local police can acquire from the federal government. Obama will also demand more accountability in exchange for other equipment.
May 18, 2015
The rival gangs had gathered at a restaurant to work through issues about turf and recruitment. Police say they shot at each other and police.
May 18, 2015

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