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Dating site OkCupid is now giving queer and transgender users greater visibility with a change that allows users many more options in listing their gender and sexuality. The new sexuality options include queer, asexual, demisexual, heteroflexible,...
Photo by Flickr user David Ciani. Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff has spent every week, for over two years, answering questions about what is likely your largest financial asset — your Social Security benefits. His Social Security...
The parents of Peter Kassig spoke Monday about the death of their son at the hands of the Islamic State group. “Peter’s life is evidence that he has been right all along,” they said. “One person does make a difference....
WASHINGTON — The federal watchdog agency overseeing the nation’s pension protection system reported Monday that it’s running a $62 billion deficit — almost double last year’s shortfall — mostly due to the poor financial condition...
South Korean soldiers stand guard as a North Korean soldier is seen at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas on November 12, 2014. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/Getty Images.WASHINGTON — When U.S. spy chief James...
U.S. President Barack Obama, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands on Sunday at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. Obama confirmed Saturday the U.S. would pledge up to $3 billion to help...