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Egyptian Court Orders Prominent Activist Jailed For 5 Years

Egyptian Court Orders Prominent Activist Jailed For 5 YearsA Cairo criminal court has sentenced prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah to five years in jail for violating a controversial law that bans unlicensed protests.

U.S. Appoints First-Ever Special Envoy For LGBT Rights

U.S. Appoints First-Ever Special Envoy For LGBT RightsSecretary of State John Kerry said Randy Berry's job will be to "reaffirm the universal human rights of all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."

Obama Wants Rules That Force Brokers To Put Clients’ Interests First

Obama Wants Rules That Force Brokers To Put Clients’ Interests FirstPresident Obama wants to change the way brokers and investment advisers offer financial advice, saying the current system leads to high fees that erode returns on investments.

For The Evolution Of Marine Creatures, Bigger Is Better, Study Says

For The Evolution Of Marine Creatures, Bigger Is Better, Study SaysFor more than 500 million years, sea creatures have been getting bigger — much bigger as it turns out, according to a study by scientists who say that the evolutionary trend toward larger body size fits with a 19th-century principle known as Cope's rule.

West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Reach Tentative Deal

West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Reach Tentative DealWest Coast ports and the labor unions that service them reached a tentative agreement Friday night, potentially ending a nine-month standoff that had snarled the movement of cargo.

Court Blocks White House ‘No-Release’ Detention Policy

Court Blocks White House ‘No-Release’ Detention PolicyA federal judge has ruled to temporarily block an Obama administration order to detain mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S., what is known as the "no-release" policy.

NASCAR’s Kurt Busch Is Suspended Indefinitely Over Domestic Abuse

NASCAR’s Kurt Busch Is Suspended Indefinitely Over Domestic AbuseNASCAR has decided to suspend Kurt Busch for an indefinite period of time, after a family court judge ruled that "it is more likely than not" that Busch physically abused his ex-girlfriend.

Korean Tailors Try To Keep The Lunar New Year Hanbok Ritual Alive

Korean Tailors Try To Keep The Lunar New Year Hanbok Ritual AliveA new year's tradition of wearing a new, custom-tailored outfit to celebrate the Lunar New Year is fading in Korean culture.

Same-Sex Couple Gets Married In Texas, After Judge Defies Gay-Marriage Ban

Same-Sex Couple Gets Married In Texas, After Judge Defies Gay-Marriage BanTwo Austin women became the first gay couple to legally marry in the state of Texas on Thursday.

Twin Cyclones Slam Australia’s North Coasts

Twin Cyclones Slam Australia’s North CoastsIn what is being described as an unprecedented occurrence, Australia is getting slammed by two major cyclones at the same time.