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Leading Jamaican Newspaper Endorses Marriage Equality

"It is unassailable logic" that a ban on same-sex couples marrying "represents an assault on the principle of equality of people," via the Jamaica Gleaner.<p>One of Jamaica's leading daily newspapers called for the elimination of the country's ban on marriage equality and its law criminalizing sodomy …

Don't Blame Slender Man for the Schoolgirl Stabbing

He might be scary but he doesn't actually exist.<p><i>A chalk drawing of Slender Man (Photo via)</i><p>On Saturday morning, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser – two 12-year-old girls – lured a classmate into the woods near their homes and stabbed her 19 times. Or, as Geyser reportedly described it, “Stabby stab …

Deadly shooting at Seattle university

A man has died after a gunman shot four people on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. A suspect was taken into custody after a student acting as a hall monitor subdued him with pepper spray as he tried to reload, police in the Washington state city said.<p>All four were taken to hospital after …

Nancy Reagan commemorates husband's death

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Nancy Reagan has visited the California grave of her husband, President Ronald Reagan, on the 10th anniversary of his …

Child swept away by floodwaters; severe weather smacks Mid-South - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- As heavy rains raked the Mid-South on Thursday, authorities in Tennessee searched for a 6-year-old boy swept away by floodwaters.<p>Jeremy Heidt of Tennessee Emergency Management said a family of four was stuck in high water in Hickman County. When they got out of their vehicle, the rushing …

Man shot with tranquilliser dart at Tenerife zoo 'was not wearing gorilla suit'

Spanish zoo denies that zookeeper shot with tranquilliser dart was wearing gorilla suit during drill<p>A Spanish zoo has denied that <b>one of its keepers was wearing a gorilla suit</b> when mistakenly shot with a tranquilliser dart by veterinary staff.<p>Authorities at the Loro Parque on the Canary Island of …

Retreating Storms Turned Atlanta's Sky Fuchsia Thursday

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Genetic test for heart disease risk rolled out in UK

<b>A test for a preventable form of heart disease is being rolled out in the UK.</b><p>The DNA blood test aims to spot the one in 500 people in the UK who have familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), an inherited condition that greatly increases a person's heart attack risk.<p>Left undiagnosed, up to half of …