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Activists Say Gay Marriage Will Be Legal Across America in 5 Years

Today's Supreme Court rulings only legalize unions in California, but campaigners say they set the stage for fast changes nationwide.<p><i>This post has been updated with additional information.</i><p>Gay-marriage advocates were celebrating Wednesday's Supreme Court decisions not just because of what they mean …

Walmart Is Latest-And Biggest-Company To Dump Paula Deen

Guess that Today Show appearance didn’t do the trick after all.<p>Walmart, America’s biggest retailer, said this afternoon that it was severing ties with Paula Deen immediately, the latest company to end its relationship since revelations this week that Deen admitted in a deposition for a workplace …

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Clintons hail DOMA ruling

Among the most prominent voices to hail the Supreme Court's decision calling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional was the Democratic president who signed it into law: Bill Clinton.<p>"By overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, the Court recognized that discrimination towards any group holds …

Hagel calls on Russia to return Edward Snowden to answer for 'serious security breach'

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called on Russia on Wednesday to ship professed National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden back to the U.S., saying his alleged disclosures had done "damage ... to this country."<p>In his first public remarks on Snowden since The Guardian and The Washington Post …

After Drifting For Hours On Arctic Ice Floe, 20 Tourists Are Safe

A group of tourists got a bit more adventure in the Canadian Arctic than they wanted Tuesday, after they realized the ice floe on which they were camping had split off and begun drifting into open water. The 20 tourists and their guides were finally airlifted to the mainland Wednesday afternoon.<p>The …

U.S. vs. Windsor: Chuck Hagel Says Same-Sex Military Spouses Will Now Get Equal Benefits

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after the Supreme Court declared the federal ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the Pentagon would be granting equal benefits to gay service members and their families.<p>"The Department of Defense welcomes the Supreme …

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Tim Huelskamp Readies Constitutional Amendment To Ban Gay Marriage

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional isn't stopping Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) from trying to block same-sex marriages through another route: by amending the U.S. Constitution.<p>Huelskamp said he plans to introduce the …

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Chris Christie Blasts Gay Marriage Rulings (VIDEO)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) blasted the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, calling it "wrong."<p>"I don’t think the ruling was appropriate," Christie said Thursday on his "Ask the Governor" radio show, according to Politico. "I think it was wrong."<p>Christie criticized the …

Brain-eating amoebas thrive in US lakes as global warming heats waterways

These deadly invaders from the deep are showing up in surprising locations<p>It’s a fatal infection without an effective treatment, and one that strikes in a decidedly gruesome manner: An amoebic organism lurking in water is inadvertently inhaled during a swim on a hot summer’s day. From there, it …

NSA collected Americans' email records in bulk for two years under Obama

The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the …

Pelosi: Dems are coalescing behind Hillary for 2016

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, on USA TODAY's "Capital Download," says Democrats are coalescing behind Hillary Clinton as the presidential nominee in 2016 -- and predicts she'd win.<p>WASHINGTON — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the Democratic Party was coalescing behind …

In Africa, Obama gets jarring reminder of global homophobia

A day after welcoming a historic U.S. court ruling on gay rights, President Barack Obama collided with the realities of global homophobia and a less deferential Africa as he began his long-awaited tour of the continent.<p>Mr. Obama, who made only a single brief visit to sub-Saharan Africa in his first …

Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Washington translates to “Marsh Farm Land, Missouri to “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” What does your state or city name mean? You may not want to know.<p>The New Navel of the Moon. It’s so poetic, isn’t it? (And sure, maybe a bit anatomically confusing.) That’s the real meaning behind the …

Everyday Foods Transformed Into Appealing Sculptures

Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment–fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami–into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the …

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Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

How-To: 3D Print a Video Game Figurine

<i>Jenny is a gamer and a 3D printing enthusiast</i><p>Creating figurines of your favorite video games characters can be easy. The in-game models usually have low polygon count, come fully textured, and are ripe for full-color 3D printing. A lot of 3D printing services such as Shapeways and Sculpteo offer …