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Eastern grey kangaroo manipulating food with one forelimb. Photo by Andrey Giljov/National Geographic Society What do Barack Obama, David Bowie and the red kangaroo have in common? They’re all lefties. According to a new study from researchers at...
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U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert speaks about the sex scandal involving congressional pages and former U.S. Rep Mark Foley (R-FL) during a news conference in Batavia, Illinois, October 5, 2006. Hastert is currently facing sexual assault allegations...
A Syrian refugee carries her belongings in Sanliurfa province, Turkey on June 17. Photo by Umit Bektas/Reuters The number of people forced from their homes due to conflicts around the world jumped again last year, according to an annual U.N. report...
This profile photo was updated on Dylann Roof’s Facebook page on May 21. The FBI confirmed that Roof, 21, entered a church in Charleston, S.C., shooting and killing nine people before leaving the scene. Photo courtesy of Facebook The FBI on...
Pope Francis arrives at his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican on June 17. Photo by Max Rossi/Reuters In a highly anticipated encyclical, or public letter, Pope Francis issued a call to action to save the planet...