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Photo by Hero Images/Getty ImagesMore than 886,000 students came from foreign countries to study at U.S. colleges and universities during the 2013-14 school year, an 8 percent increase over the previous year. That included more than 274,400 students...
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,...
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...
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....
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...
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...