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Photo by Wikimedia user Alanthebox After years of being almost completely blind, 55-year-old Roger Pontz is getting a second chance at sight. Pontz, who was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease as a teenager, is now slowly regaining his vision...
Seattle councilwoman Kshama Sawant, center, is fighting to bring a $15-an-hour minimum wage to all workers in the city. Photo by Flickr user Shannon Kringen. Editor’s Note: Kshama Sawant is a Seattle councilwoman. And a Socialist. She was elected...
This picture taken on April 15, 2014 and released April 23 by the the United Nations Mission in South Sudan shows debris outside a mosque in the oil town of Bentiu, Unity State. South Sudan’s army has been fighting rebels loyal to sacked vice...
Chicago’s Wrigley Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs, celebrated its 100th birthday Wednesday. While ownership of the team has changed, players have come and gone and home run races commenced, the stadium has endured a...
U-2 spy planes are in danger of being retired due to defense budget cuts. Photo by Flickr user Bryce Edwards WASHINGTON — The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two...
Four Muslim men who are U.S. residents have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, alleging that their rights were violated because they refused to spy on their local Muslim communities. They claim that the FBI put them on the no-fly list as...