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10 Mediterranean Islands to Get Away From it All

The Mediterranean's charm is based largely upon its history, cuisine, sun-bleached villages, and relaxed lifestyle, and nowhere are these on better display than its many islands. This summer, why not skip the crowded beaches and touristy fare of the region's traditional summer hotspots and head for …

Prop. 8 and DOMA: The road to gay marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that legally married same-sex couples are entitled to the same rights as all other married couples. The court also opened the door for same-sex marriages to resume in California by turning away the …

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TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie Promises Big Investment, Not Just Free Shoes

TOMS founder and chief shoe-giver Blake Mycoskie is making a lofty promise to both customers and critics: By the end of 2015, TOMS will produce one-third of all the shoes it donates in the countries that are the the focus of its giveaway programs.<p>Critics have blasted the shoe company, dismissing …

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Double Exposure Portraits

The Bulgarian photographer Aneta Ivanova suggests a delicate softness in its clichés using the technique of double exposure. Female bodies and …

O'Reilly backs immigration deal

Boosters of the Senate’s immigration reform bill secured a key endorsement Thursday evening: Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.<p>Just hours after Republican Sens. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) unveiled a sweeping border security amendment, O’Reilly said, “It is time for the U.S.A. to …

Singapore haze hits record high from Indonesia fires

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/988000/988669_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524613959_0559178f875357193337a40a0e18e9b5<p><b>Pollution levels soared for a third day in a row in Singapore, as smoky haze from fires in Indonesia shrouded the city state.</b><p>The Pollutant Standards …

Who are the Syrian opposition?

WHEN America announced plans on June 13th to provide weapons to some of Syria’s rebels, the tart response of Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, was …