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Yarnell Hill firefighters' kin say they're being cheated out of benefits

Families of some of the 19 members of the elite Hotshot crew killed fighting an Arizona wildfire in June claim they're missing out on millions of dollars in benefits they think they deserve.<p>Since their deaths in the June 30 Yarnell Hill Fire, a political fight has emerged over a system of …

Gay US troops in line for marriage benefits

The Pentagon is poised to extend healthcare, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners who are not married.<p>According to a draft memo obtained on Wednesday by the Associated Press, the …

U.S. Prisons Are a Mess. Congress May Actually Do Something About It.

Pris­ons in the United States are something of a dis­aster — both in terms of justice and the budget.<p>Some back­ground:<p>Roughly 1,000 Cali­for­nia …

McCain + Obama = 'I Love Lucy'?

Sen. John McCain responded Thursday to President Barack Obama’s quip about their relationship being “a classic romantic comedy,” saying it was probably reminiscent of “The Honeymooners” or “I Love Lucy.”<p>“Given my age, how about … ‘The Honeymooners’ or maybe ‘I Love Lucy,’” the Arizona Republican …

NASA: Sun Getting Ready For A 'Field Flip'

Our nearest star is about to pull a once-in-11-years move by swapping its north and south magnetic poles.<p>The sun's polarity switch is a natural part of "solar max" — the period of peak activity during what averages out to be roughly an 11-year cycle. According to NASA, this year will mark the …

Do You Have Friends of a Different Race? Many Americans Don’t

Matt Vasilogambros @MattVas<p>Aug. 8, 2013, 9:53 a.m.<p>The United States still re­mains widely se­greg­ated — not by law, but by who people call friends.<p>A …

Texas Launches New Legal Attack On Voting Rights Act

Texas escalated a confrontation with the Obama administration this week over the Voting Rights Act, staking out an aggressive new challenge to the …

Ft. Hood Shooter Can Still Represent Self, Rules Judge

Major Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist on trial for killing 13 people during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, will be permitted to continue to …

This paralyzed taxi driver set off a bomb in the Beijing airport to protest injustice—and it worked

If Ji Zhongxing had set off a hand-made explosive in an airport in most other countries, he would be labeled a terrorist. But Ji, who was protesting a beating by local government officers in 2005 that left him paralyzed and in a wheelchair, is being hailed as a hero by many Chinese social media …

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When Zuckerberg Thought His Sales Guy Was 50 Cent

In April 2005, current General Catalyst Venture Partner Kevin Colleran replaced Eduardo Saverin as Facebook’s business development head and first sales guy. Colleran was Facebook employee number seven, according to The New York Times.<p>And eight years ago around this time, Facebook CEO Mark …