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Deported vet in Mexico granted U.S. citizenship after 10-year struggle

Hector Barajas, a deported U.S. Army veteran who set up a health clinic in Mexico for other deported vets, has been been granted U.S. citizenship after a 10-year struggle.<p>He will be sworn in on April 13.<p>"This is great! I’m going home, ma!" a tearful Barajas said Thursday in Tijuana, according to …

Immigration

Justice Stevens Wants to Repeal the Second Amendment. Here’s Why That's So Hard

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens drew attention Tuesday when he argued for the repeal of the Second Amendment, which protects the …

North Atlantic right whales may be on edge of extinction. There's been zero births this year

<b>(CNN) —</b> The outlook for the North Atlantic right whale was already grim -- they're on the endangered species list, after all. But things could be turning downright catastrophic for the whales after a winter calving season where no calves appear to have been born.<p>The animal's four-month winter …

Whales

Graying Americans Will Outnumber Kids by 2035

By 2035, Americans age 65 and older are forecast to outnumber kids for the first time.<p>The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the population of older …

At least 11 people being treated for symptoms after opening suspicious letter on Marine Corps base

Firefighters and paramedics are responding to a US military base in Virginia on reports of an unknown substance reportedly contained in an envelope that was opened at the base on Tuesday afternoon.<p>An emergency task force was sent to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall after an "envelope containing an …

U.S. Marines

Tesla Billionaire Elon Musk Reveals How Much Bitcoin He Owns | Investopedia

Billionaire Elon Musk is a huge fan of cutting-edge technology and is usually ahead of the curve when it comes to finance, but he's not a bitcoin …

Joanna Demafelis: Employers of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

<b>The employers of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait have been arrested in the Syrian capital Damascus after a manhunt lasting several weeks.</b><p>Joanna Demafelis, 29, was found frozen in her employers' apartment more than a year after she was reported missing.<p>Both Nader Essam Assaf and …

Employment

Chicago father charged with murder in "near decapitation" of toddler son

<b>CHICAGO</b> — A 37-year-old Chicago man has been charged with the gruesome murder of his 2-year-old son, reports CBS Chicago.<p>Rolando Ortiz faces one …

NASA planetary protection officer suggests loosening limits on exploring Mars for life

Is there life on the surface of Mars? The clock is ticking on scientists’ window to solve that long-standing question before astronauts—and the …

Global Virome Project is hunting for more than 1 million unknown viruses

To play good defense against the next viral pandemic, it helps to know the other team’s offense. But the 263 known viruses that circulate in humans …

Fishermen are harvesting more than half of the world’s oceans

No one really knows how many of the world’s seas are being fished by commercial vessels—some scientists say nearly all of them. But a new study, …

Mini lab-created organs successfully check cancer treatments

7a7431ae-2919-4454-905f-979d62de9648<p>Mini lab-created organs successfully check cancer …

Health Care

The World according to Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)<p>On February 22, 1788, famous and most influential German philosopher <b>Arthur Schopenhauer</b> was born. He is best known for …

What Is "Normal," Anyway?

I was in the modern agora of Walmart this winter when I started to lose it. I began to feel the onset of insanity, a sudden sense of …

New Maps Reveal Global Fishing's 'Vast Scope Of Exploitation Of The Ocean'

The fishing industry has long been hard to monitor. Its global footprint is difficult even to visualize. Much fishing takes place unobserved, far from land, and once the boats move on, they leave behind few visible traces of their activity.<p>But this week, the journal <i>Science</i> published some remarkable …

Fishing

Film News Roundup: Sam Rockwell to Voice Gorilla in Angelina Jolie’s ‘One and Only Ivan’

<i>In today’s film news, Sam Rockwell will be the voice of a gorilla named Ivan, fan organization Legion M partners with Dean Devlin on “Bad Samaritan,”</i> …

NYC rape case highlights loophole that allows police to dodge sex assault charges

<b>ALBANY, N.Y.</b> - The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in September when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over …

Corgis are making a comeback

The Pembroke corgi breed has been removed from a list of breeds at risk.<p>It is the breed owned by the Queen and is believed to have become more popular thanks to the Netflix series The Crown.

Pets

Humane Society keeps CEO after sexual harassment complaints, prompting seven board members to resign

The Humane Society of the United States voted Thursday to keep chief executive Wayne Pacelle in his job after an internal investigation identified three complaints of sexual harassment against him. Seven board members resigned in protest immediately after the decision.<p>The move to keep Pacelle at …

Sexual Harassment

The Latest: 40-year commitment for girl in Slender Man case

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for one of two Wisconsin girls who stabbed a classmate to win favor with fictional horror character Slender Man (all times local):<p>3:55 p.m.<p>A judge has sentenced a Wisconsin girl to the maximum 40 years in a mental hospital for stabbing a …

Crime

Nori Aoki returns to Japan on a three-year deal with the Yakult Swallows

Nori Aoki has agreed to a three-year contract with with the Yakult Swallows of the NPB. He’ll make $9.19 million over that span. He played the first …

Helicopter crashes into California home, killing 3 people

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A helicopter crashed into a Southern California home shortly after takeoff Tuesday, killing three people and injuring two others, officials said.<p>The four-seat Robinson R44 went down in a gated community in Newport Beach, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Los …

Airplanes

Noise pollution is a bigger threat to your health than you may think, and Americans aren't taking it seriously

Noise pollution is one of the types of pollution we don't often think about. The World Health Organization, CDC, and researchers worldwide have been warning against the effect it has on human health for decades.<p>We spoke with Ted Rueter, founder of Noise Free America, and Kit Frank, an audiologist …

People flee Paris Zoo as baboons run wild

Baboons running wild around Paris sounds like it could be a good idea for plot of the next "Jumanji" movie, but it's actually happening.<p>The Paris Zoological Park said visitors have been evacauted from the popular attraction after members of its baboon population escaped from their …

Naked mole rats defy the biological law of aging

In the world of animal models, naked mole rats are the supermodels. They rarely get cancer, are resistant to some types of pain, and can survive up …

Biology

Snake Skulls Clarify How History's Creepiest Animals Lost Their Legs

Snakes evolved from lizards, and then what?<p>Scientists generally accept that, millions of years ago, snakes evolved from lizards. What isn’t as clear, …

Paleontology

We Could Soon Get Lasers Powerful Enough to Literally Rip Emptiness Apart

This is intense.<p>Lasers powerful enough to tear the fabric of matter itself are being developed in a special laboratory in China, potentially giving …

'Battlestar Galactica' Star Tricia Helfer Files for Divorce

"<b>Battlestar Galactica</b>" star <b>Tricia Helfer</b> is pulling the plug on her marriage ... TMZ has learned.<p>Helfer filed legal docs citing irreconcilable …

Battlestar Galactica