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The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday by a 5-4 vote that DOMA, the law barring federal recognition of same sex marriages legalized by individual states is unconstitutional. Justice Anthony Kennedy issued the majority opinion of the court. “The federal statute…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 11 June 26, 2013
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor that released documents about the agency’s Prism program, has stashed encrypted backups of his documents all over the world. The news of Snowden’s extreme precautions comes from Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist…>read more1 Comment View Count: 15 June 26, 2013
Entomologists, those scientists who find insects fascinating the way children do, have the ambivalent task, often enough, of controlling pests and killing what they find so fascinating. Such was the case with entomologist and bee removal expert Jonathan Simkins, when…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 9 June 25, 2013
8-Year-Old Cherish Lily Perrywinkle Found Dead: Sex Offender Donald James Smith Arrested in Girl’s Abduction
A horrifying finality to an Amber alert has brought the truth of tragedy to a mother of two. Around 10 a.m. on Saturday, the body of 8-year-old Cherish Lily Perrywinkle was found nearby a church in Jacksonville, Florida. She had…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 63 June 24, 2013
Osiris, the green-complected, half-mummified God of the dead in the Egyptian pantheon, may be manifesting himself in a subtle way. A statue that was made long ago, found in a mummy’s tomb 80 years ago, has perhaps channeled his spirit,…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 19 June 24, 2013
The drama around NSA leaker Edward Snowden continues to intensify as the news come rolling in. First, we hear Snowden has left Hong Kong on an Aeroflot flight ostensibly to pass through Moscow and Cuba to Venezuela. Then comes in…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 7 June 24, 2013
A court document unsealed on Friday at a federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia showed that Edward Snowden has been charged with theft of government property, unauthorized communication of national defense information and willful communication of classified communications…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 46 June 22, 2013
In what is not exactly a politically correct statement, by his own admission, Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) characterized Democratic Lawmakers as raping Mainers. Regarding getting funding, he claims Sen. Troy Jackson, specifically, has been a pain in the butt.…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 18 June 21, 2013
In a tale that seems oft-repeated, or oft-exposed, in different versions of late, a former math and special education teacher of Sherwood High School, Oregon, turned herself in on Monday, and has been charged with six counts of second-degree sex…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 29 June 21, 2013
On Wednesday, the Boston School Committee approved a policy to distribute free condoms for students to all 32 public high schools and their 17,000 students. Until now, such condoms were available at public high schools with on-site health centers in…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 47 June 20, 2013
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