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Bans Of Same-Sex Marriage Can Take A Psychological Toll

As the country awaits two important Supreme Court decisions involving state laws on same-sex marriage, a small but consistent body of research suggests that laws that ban gay marriage — or approve it — can affect the mental health of gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans. When several states passed …

Arkansas abortion ban blocked

A federal judge has temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning abortions after 12 weeks into pregnancy, the first legal test of state early abortion laws passed in 2013.<p>Judge Susan Webber Wright of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas on Friday granted a preliminary …

Scandal-shocked Dems fear for '14

Democrats aiming to retake the House next year against all odds tried to reassure themselves after President Barack Obama’s week from hell: The election is still 18 months away, plenty of time for Republicans to turn today’s gift into tomorrow’s albatross.<p>Yet the anxiety within party ranks heading …

Another Pack of Storms Is Heading Through the Midwest

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After over 300 reports of severe weather on Sunday,another round of dangerous severe weather is …

Same-sex marriage could take decades to be legal in every state

The gay marriage movement is racing forward faster than ever, and with a new burst of life. This week, Minnesota became the third state to pass …

Michele Bachmann Presidential Campaign Investigation Joined By FBI

The FBI has jumped into a multi-pronged investigation of alleged misconduct by the failed presidential campaign of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the Star Tribune in Minneapolis reported on Sunday.<p>While the FBI wouldn't confirm or deny any involvement in the probe, sources with knowledge of the …

Worrying Signs Afghan Women's Rights Will Slip After U.S. Departure

A law to protect women failed to pass parliament this weekend, sparking fears that the country's conservative forces want to roll back the clock on gender.<p>In 2009, Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his powers of presidential decree to put a law to protect women on the books. This weekend the …

Americans are driving less, and have been for years

It’s been more than five years since US driving peaked in 2007, and today’s new data (pdf) from the US Department of Transportation shows the drop continues from last year, with 3.7 billion fewer miles travelled this March, compared with March 2012.<p>Driving, the quintessential US mode of transit, …

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Texas Company Scraps Controversial Lesson Plan System

After uproar over some lesson plans some conservatives deemed un-American, a Texas company has decided scrap a curriculum system used by 877 school districts that were too small or too poor to produce their own.<p>"The CSCOPE era is over," Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick, who was leading the charge …

The Cicadas Are Coming: Here's Photographic Proof

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The cicadas haven't even reached their mating season climax and already the visual evidence of their …

The first GIFs? Prehistoric rock carvings become 'animated' under sunlight

Prehistoric human artwork is simple but breathtaking, as anyone who has seen some up close or in movies such as Werner Herzog's 2011 documentary <i>Cave of Forgotten Dreams</i> can attest. But now archaeologists say that there is more to it than meets the eye: a group of rock carvings in the Italian Alps …

White House aides learned of IRS details in April, but didn't tell Obama

The White House first learned of a draft report detailing abuses by IRS officials in targeting conservative groups in late April, though the top administration spokesman maintained on Monday that President Barack Obama was not notified of the emerging controversy at that time.<p>White House press …

Senate debates farm bill

The Senate’s farm bill debate opened Monday with the White House pledging its support but signaling that President Barack Obama still wants Congress to find more savings from the crop insurance program before the five-year package reaches his desk.<p>Indeed, the crop insurance title was the immediate …

A Warmer Climate Could Lead to 90% More Heat-Related Deaths in Manhattan

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>As the weather in New York City creeps back toward summer-like temperatures, a bit …

Top Republican: GOP ‘old boy network’ doesn’t value women as much

Republicans continue to struggle with electing women to office because of the remnants of the party's "old boy network," says the man who leads the party's effort to win state and local elections.<p>Chris Jankowski, the president of the Republican State Leadership Committee, said Republican women who …

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder linked to adult obesity

Having childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could lead to a life of<p>obesity, even if ADHDsymptoms disappear in adulthood, a new study shows.<p>The study, which followed up on 207 middle-class men who had been diagnosed with<p>ADHDas children, found that some 33 years after their diagnosis, …

Guatemala annuls Rios Montt's genocide conviction

<b>Guatemala's top court has thrown out the conviction for genocide and crimes against humanity of former military leader Efrain Rios Montt.</b><p>The constitutional court ruled that the trial should restart from the point where it stood on 19 April.<p>On 10 May, Gen Rios Montt was convicted of ordering the …