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Vigil Turns to Protests and Looting After Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Teenager

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A weekend of demonstrations following the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri …

The Week in Review: Historic Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola crisis reached new heights in the United States this week: two Americans were hospitalized with the disease and the Centers for Disease …

Ebola Patient Dr. Brantly: 'I Witnessed the Horror Firsthand'

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Disease

U.S. Will Seize Half Billion in Late Nigerian Dictator Abacha's Loot

The U.S. has won the right to seize and redistribute nearly half a billion dollars hidden in bank accounts around the world by Gen. Sani Abacha, the former military dictator of Nigeria, the Department of Justice said Thursday.<p>Officials said the forfeiture of $480 million, which was authorized by a …

Corruption

China court hears case against gay-straight 'conversion therapy'

Man files lawsuit against Chongqing clinic which he says gave him electroshock therapy to get rid of homosexual thoughts<p>A Beijing court has heard the country's first case against gay-straight "conversion therapy", in what activists say could be a watershed case for the state's stance on …

North Carolina says it will no longer defend same-sex marriage ban in court

North Carolina's attorney general said Monday that the state would stop defending its same-sex marriage ban against legal challenges, just hours after a federal appeals court ruled that a similar ban in Virginia is unconstitutional.<p>At a news conference Monday afternoon, Atty. Gen. Roy Cooper said …

Parents arrested on suspicion of leaving 3-year-old girl in hot car

A Fullerton father and mother were arrested on suspicion of leaving their 3-year-old daughter in a hot car while they went inside a mall, police said.<p>The temperature inside the car was 104 degrees when officers responded to the incident Sunday afternoon at the Brea Mall, according to police. The …

Virginia gay-marriage ban ruled unconstitutional by U.S. appeals court

Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a federal appellate court ruled Monday, becoming the second appellate circuit to rule on an issue almost certainly headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>A panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., struck down the ban, 2 to …

Eric Brunt's Flux Snowshoes Transform With Each Step

I love seeing this kind of nuts-and-bolts industrial design. Seattle-based designer Eric Brunt observed that what makes snowshoes work is their …

Industrial Design

We Asked 22 Women Why They Take Birth Control And These Are Their Answers

22 BuzzFeed employees answered, and every answer was different.

When God Seems Silent

God can be maddeningly hard to get. When God says that his ways are not our ways, he really means it (Isaiah 55:8).<p>We have these encounters with him …

Flat Earth

Marines test new beach assault vehicle

Call it part tank, part boat and part beer cooler. But it's unquestionably all cool.<p>It's a new U.S. Marine Corps vehicle for getting stuff like troops, tanks and trucks from ships to shore and back.<p>The Corps showed off a prototype of its Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) last week during …

Cancer sufferer fears future without 'life-saver' drug

<b>When a pharmaceutical company stops making a drug, what happens to the patients who think it saved their life?</b><p>Peter Franklin, from Plymouth, in south-west England, has been told a cancer drug - which he says has kept him alive and healthy for the past five years - is to run out.<p>He was given the …

Cancer

Women Bishops Approved By Church Of England

The General Synod of the Church of England voted today that women can be consecrated as bishops, two years after a similar measure was controversially voted down.<p>The vote required passage by a two-thirds majority in the synod's three houses of bishops, clergy and laity. The House of Bishops …

Wife in Ga. hot car death case has attorney

ATLANTA (AP) — The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.<p>Atlanta attorney Lawrence Zimmerman said he now represents Leanna Harris.<p>Her husband, Justin Ross Harris, faces murder and child cruelty …

California Just Got Rid Of Its Last Barrier To Same-Sex Marriage

California’s same-sex couples may now be pronounced spouse and spouse after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill Monday eliminating outdated “husband and wife” references from state laws.<p>Senate Bill 1306 was introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) to eliminate confusion and correct …

Fires, Looting, And Mass Robbery In Brazil After Team's World Cup Loss

Hundreds of fans forced to leave Copacabana beach after a mass robbery.

Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle's top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy?<p>A new day, indeed.<p>Twenty months after voters legalized recreational cannabis for adults over 21, Washington state's first few licensed pot shops opened for business …

Mother of 'Baby Jade' abandoned in park pleads guilty to child cruelty

Newborn child wrapped in a carrier bag, who was found by chance by a dog-walker, now recovered and in foster care<p>A mother who abandoned her newborn baby daughter in undergrowth in a park has admitted child cruelty.<p>The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be sentenced in July after …

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The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Walking, biking now OK across NE. Mpls. overpass but cars? Not yet

The 89-year-old St. Anthony Parkway bridge in northeast Minneapolis that was closed to vehicles and all other means of crossing late last month is …

Urban Design

Court rules collecting cellphone location without a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment

Quartavious Davis was sentenced to nearly 162 years in prison, without the possibility of parole, for a string of armed robberies in the Miami area several years ago. After having his day before the Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit, much of that severe punishment stands. Davis will likely …