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59% of Gay Marriage Opponents Say Legalizing Gay Marriage is Inevitable

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Fans of Hegel, take note: 59 percent of gay marriage opponents nevertheless believe that gay …

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Stocks Stage Comeback Before Double Jeopardy Jobs Report

A string of weak economic data led to a selloff on Wall Street earlier this week and for a good part of Thursday, too, but stocks staged a minor reversal with the S&P 500 Index closing 0.85% higher on the day and the Dow up 0.53% to close back above 15,000. The Dow closed at 15,040, while the S&P …

The world’s worst college entrance exam is getting a little more fair

Starting tomorrow (June 7) about 9.2 million Chinese high-school students will take nine hours of tests that will determine where they go to university. Taxis have been ordered to be silent near testing centers and construction crews have been sent home. To prevent cheating via listening devices, …

Booze is about to get a nutritional label

Alcohol manufacturers may start including calorie content on package labels<p>Ej Dickson<p>June 6, 2013 8:29pm (UTC)<p>Bad news, calorie-counting clubgoers: No more guilt-free bacontinis. The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced that alcohol companies will be able to put nutritional …

Court rules NYC taxis can be hailed using smartphone apps

A New York City court ruled today that people can use smartphone apps to digitally hail taxicabs, clearing the way for a new pilot program set to launch soon. The ruling is a move forward for proponents of the technological advance, and for the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC), which …

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No more 'I'm bored': Here are 3 crafty activities to try with your kids<p>Mollie Tibbetts' dad pleads for his daughter back<p>Actor Robert Redford …

Tropical Storm Andrea makes landfall in Florida

The storm will continue to drench northern Florida with heavy rain.<p>The first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season made landfall late Thursday afternoon along the Big Bend of Florida about 10 miles south of Steinhatchee, the National Hurricane Center reported. It continued to bring …

Ohio approves budget to defund Planned Parenthood, rape crisis centers

The Ohio Senate passed a budget that would slash funding for rape crisis centers and women’s health facilities<p>Katie McDonough<p>June 6, 2013 9:57pm (UTC)<p>The Ohio Senate voted on Thursday to approve a two-year budget that would defund Planned Parenthood, block funding for rape crisis centers and …

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47% of Britons will develop cancer in their lifetime by 2020, study shows

Rates of cancer are rising so much that by 2020 almost half of Britons will develop the disease in their lifetime, but more people will survive the …

Justin Bieber Destined For Outer Space

Singer Justin Bieber is the latest celebrity to score a booking on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, destined for its first suborbital test flight sometime this year.<p>The Bieb and manager Scooter Braun join the likes of Ashton Kutcher, Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie on the elite passenger list …

No More Survivors Found in Philadelphia Building Collapse, Search Ends

The search-and-rescue operation for additional victims of the Philadelphia building collapse ended this afternoon after 14 people were rescued and …

'Nothing New': Senators Dismiss Verizon Phone Record Dragnet

Obama administration officials and lawmakers in charge of overseeing American intelligence efforts reacted defensively to reports of a secret federal …

France jobless rate continues to climb

France's unemployment rate hit a 14-year high in the first quarter of 2013, casting fresh doubt on President Francois Hollande's goal of reversing the rising jobless trend by year-end.<p>The jobless rate of 10.8 percent, published by the INSEE statistics agency on Thursday, was the highest on record …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

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