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Happiness Class Attracts Record Attendance at Ivy League University

Happiness Class Attracts Record Attendance at Ivy League University

The pursuit of happiness is among the unalienable rights listed in the U.S. Declaration of Independence and so it is no wonder that the study of that elusive treasure makes for one of the most popular
Cesar Chavez Day in California - Reflecting on Immigration

Cesar Chavez Day in California - Reflecting on Immigration

Cesar Chavez Day, March 31, is a state holiday in California, commemorating the Hispanic civil rights leader who worked on behalf of migrant farm workers, many of them immigrants. As Mike O'Sullivan
Africa Could See World's First 100 Million City by Century's End

Africa Could See World's First 100 Million City by Century's End

We could see the world's first city with a population of 100 million by the end of this century. That's the conclusion of new research into the speed of urbanization in many fast-growing countries in
Cesar Chavez Day: A Legacy of Labor, Immigration

Cesar Chavez Day: A Legacy of Labor, Immigration

Friday, March 31, is Cesar Chavez Day, observed in California as a state holiday to commemorate the legacy of the Hispanic civil rights leader who died in 1993. There are also celebrations in a
Africa Could See World’s First 100-Million-Person City by Century’s End

Africa Could See World’s First 100-Million-Person City by Century’s End

The world could see its first city with a population of 100 million by the end of this century. That is the conclusion of new research into the speed of urbanization in many fast-growing countries in
North Korean Defectors Worry Nuclear Deal Will Overlook Atrocities

North Korean Defectors Worry Nuclear Deal Will Overlook Atrocities

North Korean defectors are voicing concern the repression and long-standing human rights violations allegedly committed by the leadership in Pyongyang will be forgotten during the nuclear summits
Russia's RT Set to Go Off the Air in Washington Area

Russia's RT Set to Go Off the Air in Washington Area

Russia's RT television network is set to go off the air in the Washington, D.C., area, one of the network's most coveted markets in the United States.The Kremlin-backed network will have its final
US Judge Dismisses Exxon Mobil Lawsuit to Stop Climate Change Probes

US Judge Dismisses Exxon Mobil Lawsuit to Stop Climate Change Probes

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed Exxon Mobil Corp's lawsuit seeking to stop New York and Massachusetts from probing whether the company misled investors and the public about climate change and
Informant: Plot Against Muslims Began After Orlando Attack

Informant: Plot Against Muslims Began After Orlando Attack

A Kansas militia member started trying to recruit other members to kill Muslim immigrants after the 2016 attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, an FBI informant testified Thursday.Patrick
Sessions Rejects Call for Appointing 2nd Special Counsel

Sessions Rejects Call for Appointing 2nd Special Counsel

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber was investigating Republican lawmakers' allegations against the FBI and that a special counsel was not needed to
Utility Plans to Close Nuclear Plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania

Utility Plans to Close Nuclear Plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania

FirstEnergy Corp. said it will shut down three nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania within the next three years, making it the latest U.S. utility to announce closings as the nuclear industry
Pentagon Remains Silent on Transgender Policy

Pentagon Remains Silent on Transgender Policy

Nearly a week after President Donald Trump issued an order banning some transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, the Pentagon is refusing to provide clarity, citing ongoing legal
Trump Threatens to Hold Up Revised US-Korean Trade Deal

Trump Threatens to Hold Up Revised US-Korean Trade Deal

One day after calling it a “great deal for American and Korean workers,” President Donald Trump threatened to hold up a renegotiated trade deal between Washington and Seoul.Trump told an audience
New York Offers Free Cybersecurity Tools to Public to Deter Hackers

New York Offers Free Cybersecurity Tools to Public to Deter Hackers

New York City will offer free cybersecurity tools to the public as part of a new effort to improve online safety, officials said Thursday, a week after Atlanta was hit with a ransomware attack that
Ads Pulled from Ingraham Show After She Mocked Parkland Survivor

Ads Pulled from Ingraham Show After She Mocked Parkland Survivor

At least three companies said Thursday they were pulling advertisements from a Fox News show hosted by conservative pundit Laura Ingraham, heeding a call from a teenage survivor of the Florida school
UK Lawmakers Publish Evidence from Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

UK Lawmakers Publish Evidence from Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

A committee of British lawmakers published written evidence on Thursday provided by a whistleblower who says information about 50 million Facebook users ended up in the hands of political consultancy
US Judge Opens Door for Thousands to Apply for Asylum

US Judge Opens Door for Thousands to Apply for Asylum

A federal judge in Seattle opened the door Thursday for thousands of immigrants to apply for asylum, finding that the Department of Homeland Security has routinely failed to notify them of a deadline
Austin Police Chief: Bomber Was a ‘Domestic Terrorist’

Austin Police Chief: Bomber Was a ‘Domestic Terrorist’

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley has declared the bomber who terrified residents of the Texas capital for weeks a “domestic terrorist.”“This is a distinction I wanted to make today,” the interim
Fulfilling North Korea’s Commitment to Denuclearization Could Have High Cost

Fulfilling North Korea’s Commitment to Denuclearization Could Have High Cost

While meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have revealed a glimpse of his vision of denuclearization that experts say could conflict with Washington’s
State Department: Russia Not Justified in Retaliating After Expulsions

State Department: Russia Not Justified in Retaliating After Expulsions

The State Department responded swiftly to an announcement by the Kremlin that Russia will retaliate for the expulsions of Russian diplomats from the U.S., Britain and other countries. Moscow announced