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2014 To Be Warmest Year On Record, U.N. Weather Agency Says

2014 To Be Warmest Year On Record, U.N. Weather Agency SaysThis year is on track to become the warmest on record, with average global temperatures 1.03 degrees Fahrenheit above the 1961-1990 average.

Frustration, Anger Over Police Killings Ignite New Protests

Frustration, Anger Over Police Killings Ignite New ProtestsFrustration about two recent cases in which unarmed black men were killed by police brought new protests and road closures to New York City, Chicago, Washington, Boston, Cleveland and elsewhere Thursday.

Uber Is Richer Than Ever, But The Company Still Isn’t Playing Nice

Uber Is Richer Than Ever, But The Company Still Isn’t Playing NiceUber is riding high. The company announced its latest investment numbers Thursday, and they're impressive. Uber Technologies Inc. raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of financing, and is now valued at over $40 billion.

Court Rules Chimps Don’t Have Same Rights As People

Court Rules Chimps Don’t Have Same Rights As PeopleWe told you last month about an appellate court taking up a case that explored whether chimps had the same rights as people. Today we have an answer: No.

Orion Spacecraft Soars Into Orbit In First Test For Mars Mission

Orion Spacecraft Soars Into Orbit In First Test For Mars MissionNASA has successfully launched its Orion spacecraft, which could one day take astronauts to Mars.

The Ant’s Pants? Oxford Dictionaries Adds 1,000 New Terms

The Ant’s Pants? Oxford Dictionaries Adds 1,000 New TermsWith terms like mahoosive and al desko, the editors of OxfordDictionaries.com say they've made the largest quarterly update in their history, adding definitions for 1,000 words.

Kalashnikov’s New Slogan? ‘Weapons Of Peace’

Kalashnikov’s New Slogan? ‘Weapons Of Peace’Kalashnikov, the maker of the world-renowned AK-47, has unveiled a new logo and a new slogan.

NASA Scrubs Orion Launch For Today

NASA Scrubs Orion Launch For TodayNASA's Orion spacecraft, which could one day send astronauts to Mars, is stuck on terra firma for at least another day after the space agency's mission control was unable to satisfactorily resolve a number of issues before a 9:45 a.m. launch window closed.

17 States Sue Obama Over Immigration Actions

17 States Sue Obama Over Immigration ActionsSeventeen states, led by Texas, are suing the Obama administration over its recent executive actions on immigration.

#CrimingWhileWhite Opens A Prism On Police And Race

#CrimingWhileWhite Opens A Prism On Police And RaceThe hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite sparked a wide-ranging conversation Wednesday evening, as some people used it to describe their own peaceful run-ins with police.