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The American Electric Power coal burning plant in Conesville, Ohio. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says that about one tenth of America’s greenhouse gas emissions come from...
Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that allows Georgians with concealed carry permits to bring their guns into many more public places than they could before, including schools, bars, churches, parts...
Photo by Flickr user bowers8554 The state of human rights in Azerbaijan requires “urgent attention,” the commissioner of a European watchdog organization said Wednesday. Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights at the 47-nation Council of...
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...
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...