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The Week in Review: Supreme Court Rules on Marriage Equality

Today, the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in an historic 5-4 ruling. The decision was quickly celebrated by gay rights advocates across the country, as well as President Obama, who extended his congratulations and support in a phone call on live television.<p>Along with heads …

Same-sex Marriage

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

Is Twitter Catfishing ISIS?

Leaking 9,200 Twitter accounts, Anonymous strikes again in its war against ISIS.<p>The hacktivist group Anonymous has accessed 9,200 ISIS Twitter …

ISIS is gaining momentum in the worst possible way

Meanwhile, the Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh) is winning by successfully settling in as Iraq and Syria crumble.<p>"A year after the Islamic State seized Mosul, and 10 months after the United States and its allies launched a campaign of airstrikes against it, the jihadist group …

US Marines: Our Sniper Rifles Are Outdated on the Battlefield

The Marine Corps is notorious for fielding outdated equipment – some of which can be as many as 30 years old. When the United States invaded Iraq in …

McIlwrick Residences / B.E Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The McIlwrick Street Residences are a three-townhouse development located on a single residential block …

Iowa gun nut shoots woman to death after she files sexual harassment complaint

<b>(GJones Creative via Shutterstock)</b><p>Shooter Alex Kozak’s Facebook identified him as “a born free, gun toting, Constitution loving American”<p>Jenny Kutner<p>June 15, 2015 1:52pm (UTC)<p>An Iowa mall security guard and open-carry advocate was arrested over the weekend for shooting and killing one of his work …

North Korean soldier crosses heavily guarded border to defect to South Korea

Seoul said Monday that a teenage North Korean soldier defected to the South by crossing the heavily guarded border between the two Koreas.<p>An official at South Korea's defence ministry said that the serviceman, believed to be in his late teens, walked across the border about 8 a.m. through the …

The 23 best beaches in America

For this list, we looked at seven notable beach rankings compiled by travel experts, vacationers, and water-quality researchers and combined these rankings to come up with the ultimate list of the best beaches in the US.<p>The rankings we used were Dr. Beach's Top 10 Beaches for 2015, Trip Advisor's …

Florida

American parenting has been misguided for decades — but one state is finally turning for the better

These modern mantras have been seeping into parents' heads for the last several decades as the country's case of mean world syndrome— our alarmist belief the world is out to get us and our kids — continues to worsen.<p>But there might be hope.<p>Parents who let their children roam free will no longer be …

A new physics discovery could change our understanding of the universe

The standard model is cherished by physicists because it can explain most of the fundamental phenomena in nature by referencing just a handful of elementary particles.<p>These particles include quarks (one of the components of an atom) and electron-like particles called leptons - along with their …

Physics

Scientists just created the coldest substance on Earth, and it has some really weird properties

Scientists have created such superchilled atoms, these are the coldest molecules (which are two or more atoms chemically connected) ever created, the scientists said. The achievement could reveal the wacky physics thought to occur at jaw-droppingly cold temperatures.<p>At normal everyday temperatures, …

Chemistry

Israel exonerates itself over killing of Gaza boys on beach

Israel's killing of four Palestinian boys in an air strike on a Gaza beach during the 2014 war was a mistake that does not warrant criminal charges, the military says<p>Those who witnessed the event and its immediate aftermath recall it was one of the most harrowing moments of last summer's war in <b>Gaza</b>.<p>…

How Isis crippled al-Qaida | Shiv Malik, Ali Younes, Spencer Ackerman, Mustafa Khalili

Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/10/1433954982833/1b7d66ce-79f0-4547-b570-f68f1f82bd4e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the …

Iconic gunmaker Colt is on the brink of bankruptcy

Colt, the iconic American gunmaker, could be bankrupt within days.<p>The company, that has been making guns for 160 years, has been struggling financially and missed a $10.9 million interest payment on its debt in mid-May.<p>Colt admitted, in a regulatory filing, that its failure to make that interest …

U.S. announces new deployment to fight Islamic State

President Obama says 450 more troops are headed to join the fight in Iraq.<p>President Barack Obama is sending hundreds more troops to beef up the fight against the Islamic State and to help Iraqi forces reclaim the city of Ramadi from the terrorist group, the White House announced Wednesday. The …

The Secret History of SEAL Team 6 | The Takeaway | WNYC

Throughout the "War on Terror," SEAL Team 6 has transformed from an elite military group to a global manhunting machine that operates with limited …

US soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers says he was 'consumed by war'

Robert Bales said he came to regard all Afghans and Iraqis as the enemy, rather than human beings, over the course of his four combat deployments<p>The US soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in 2012 says he lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans and became "callous to them even being human" over …

These are the most elite special forces units in the US

Ever since the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in 2011, the American public and policymakers have taken an intense interest in US Navy SEALs and Military Special Operators in general.<p><b>Skip to the units ></b><p>The Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, is constantly given spending and personnel increases …

Military

​‘Hung out to dry’: Traumatized sniper with farthest confirmed kill slams British Army

Credited with achieving the farthest confirmed sniper kill in history while serving in Afghanistan in 2009, former Household Cavalry soldier Craig Harrison has blasted the British Army for abandoning him without even a thank you.<p>In an interview with Australia’s ABC News, Harrison said he felt that …

Tour the $367 Million Jet Soon to Be Air Force One

The Boeing 747-8 is the longest and second largest airplane ever built and features a regal stateroom, an office, and dining and conference rooms. In …

Military

Playful Mix of Textures Driving Energy Inside Modern Greek Residence: A&A House

<b>A&A House</b> in Athens, Greece is a three-floor, L-shaped private residence developed by <b>WoARCHITECTS</b> around an inner garden: “Every space is developed …

Portland Architecture

Historic house in Sullivan's Gulch (image courtesy Architectural Heritage Center)<p>BY BRIAN LIBBY<p><b>Embodied States: PSU School of Architecture student</b> …

Oregon

Snøhetta to launch a new office in Copenhagen with sensory architecture exhibit

Snohetta’s Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. (Courtesy Snohetta)<p>Snøhetta, the New York and Oslo–based firm named after Norway’s highest mountain …

Bridge House By Höweler+Yoon Architecture

Höweler+Yoon Architecture have designed the Bridge House, a multi-generational family home in McLean, Virginia.<p>The architect’s description<p>Sited …