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Photo by Flickr user Photo Phiend.WASHINGTON — A same-sex couple from Michigan is putting the question of the right to marry nationwide squarely before the Supreme Court. The couple’s plea to be allowed to marry was being filed Monday. It asks...
Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon infected with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone, arrived at the Nebraska Medical Center on November 15, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. Photo by Eric Francis/Getty ImagesAn Ebola-stricken surgeon who was working in...
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...