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Three white college students file racial discrimination complaint against professor over lesson on structural racism

One of the students allegedly asked professor Shannon Gibney, “Why do we have to talk about this?”<p>A black female professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College was formally reprimanded by school officials after three of her white male students were upset by a lesson she taught on …

The Supreme Court Won't Hear a Challenge to the Obamacare Employer Mandate

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Supreme Court once again declined to hear a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act's …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

United Nations counterterrorism official launches investigation into NSA surveillance

The United Nations senior counterterrorism official is launching an investigation into the surveillance activities of both the United States' and the United Kingdom's intelligence agencies. UN special rapporteur Ben Emmerson said that he would be initiating an investigation into both the NSA and …

Iran seeks Arab help for regional stability

Iran's foreign minister has appealed to Gulf Arab states to overcome their differences and work together for regional stability and to find a solution to the Syrian crisis.<p>Speaking on <i>Talk to Al Jazeera</i> programme, to be broadcast on Tuesday at 07:30 GMT and 16:30 GMT, Mohammad Javad Zarif said all …

Embattled D.C. Mayor Will Seek Second Term

The mayor of Washington, D.C., whose tenure has been marked by a federal investigation into his 2010 campaign, will seek a second term.<p>Vincent Gray, a Democrat, walked into the office of the D.C. Board of Elections on Monday and signed up for nominating petitions. As the AP reports, while …