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Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By Rams

Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By RamsMichael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted to an NFL team, has been released by the St. Louis Rams, the team has announced.

Hong Kong Activists Protest China’s Control Of Leadership Vote

Hong Kong Activists Protest China’s Control Of Leadership VotePro-democracy activists have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to protest China's rejection of pleas that the territory hold an open election for its next chief executive three years from now.

Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana’s Abortion Law

Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana’s Abortion LawLouisiana's new abortion law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital.

Ahead Of New Talks, Russian Minister Calls For Ukraine Cease-Fire

Ahead Of New Talks, Russian Minister Calls For Ukraine Cease-FireRussian and Ukrainian officials are meeting today in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, with Russia-backed separatists and international monitors to discuss a proposed cease-fire to stop the fighting in Ukraine.

Scientists Study How We Evolved To Stand On Our Own Two Fins

Scientists Study How We Evolved To Stand On Our Own Two FinsScientists examining an unusual African fish that can walk and breathe air think they've learned a thing or two about how our distant ancestors made the leap from the oceans to terra firma some 400 million years ago.

U.N.: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is ‘Biggest Humanitarian Emergency Of Our Era’

U.N.: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is ‘Biggest Humanitarian Emergency Of Our Era’The Syrian civil war has sparked "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era." That's according to António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

NFL Lays Out New Penalty For Domestic Violence: 6-Game Suspension

NFL Lays Out New Penalty For Domestic Violence: 6-Game SuspensionNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced new guidelines for how the league will handle incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault.

‘Geography Can Be Tough’: Canada Trolls Russia For Ukraine Action

‘Geography Can Be Tough’: Canada Trolls Russia For Ukraine ActionRussian troops are entering Ukraine — this much is known — but whether they are mounting a "full-scale invasion," as one Ukrainian official told CNN, or are mistakenly crossing over, as Moscow itself claims, is uncertain.

ACLU, U.S. Settle Lawsuit On Deportation Of Immigrants

ACLU, U.S. Settle Lawsuit On Deportation Of ImmigrantsMarta Mendoza, a 47-year-old Mexican woman, had lived in the Los Angeles area illegally for 32 years. There, she raised six children, all U.S. citizens.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Part Of Utah’s Polygamy Ban

Federal Judge Strikes Down Part Of Utah’s Polygamy BanA federal judge on Wednesday finalized a ruling that strikes down part of Utah's ban on polygamy.