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‘Someday a woman will be president’: Why a T-shirt controversy from 1995 has gone viral

In just a few months, the United States could have its first female president in Hillary Clinton- but an archive news article widely shared online this week suggests attitudes were very different back in 1995.<p>Professor Nick Kapur shared an Associated Press article published in The Tuscaloosa News …


Democrats Burned By Charges Of A Rigged Nomination, But Some In GOP Watch With Envy

One way we know we are (finally) nearing the end of this presidential nominating season is that both major parties have begun talking about big changes to the way they choose their nominees.<p>Both parties have been stunned by outsider candidates in this cycle. But the shock seems to be moving them in …

Middle East

Europe begins sending people back across the sea, defying human rights outcry

MYTILENE, Greece — The European Union began offloading its refugee crisis onto its Turkish neighbors Monday, sending back more than 200 migrants in the first stage of a plan to deport thousands that has drawn condemnation from human rights groups.<p>The returns — carried out at dawn and under heavy …

Aegean Sea

America beats expectations

Expectations were for the reading to show the economy growing at a 1.9% pace in the third quarter, down slightly from the revised pace of 2.1% reported last month in the second estimate.<p>This report also gave us another reading on personal consumption — a more comprehensive way to track consumer …


Oregon community college shooter was shy, isolated, 'not religious'

Chris Harper Mercer, the man authorities say was responsible for the Oregon community college rampage, was a young man who appeared isolated and may have had strong hostilities toward religion, according to law enforcement officials and people who came in contact with him.<p>Authorities have recovered …