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While many associate the Fourth of July weekend with fireworks and barbecues, residents of Chicago will remember this past holiday weekend with something far more unfortunate: a stark rise in gun violence. According to The Chicago Tribune, there...
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons on board the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray began Monday. Army Col. Steve Warren says it will take about 60 days, depending on the weather and sea conditions, to destroy the...
Sir Walter Scott’s Scottish Baronial-style home Abbotsford is where the author wrote his world-famous “Waverley” novels. Image by Lorna Baldwin. In July 1814, no one knew whose words they were reading exactly, but they read...
An appeals court has ruled unconstitutional an executive order from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that denies drivers licenses to some undocumented immigrants. Photo by Flickr user Col Ford and Natasha de Vere An appeals court reversed on Monday Arizona...
Up until the time of Napoleon, population was limited by the limited resources for keeping humans alive, making a hunter-gatherer society, like the Amazon above, a more comfortable place to live than pre-industrial England. Photo by Flickr user...
WASHINGTON — Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights — a measure intended to enhance aviation security at a time when intelligence...