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  • When It Comes To Celebrating Marriage Equality, No Two Weddings Are The Same

    “I now pronounce you husband and wife” is no longer the only phrase that can legally issue couples into wedded life in Connecticut. The words can now be “husband and husband” or “wife and wife.”
  • Scott Simon on 'Unforgettable'

    Scott Simon on 'Unforgettable'
    National Public Radio host Scott Simon turns a corner at the Art Institute of Chicago and there it is: "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper, four lonely figures whiling away the wee hours in a New York City diner of the 1940s. Simon's late mother, Patricia...

    #Iftheygunnedmedown: Social media with a message

    #Iftheygunnedmedown: Social media with a message
    In the newfound arena of social media as activism, few hashtags have generated as much buzz as "IfTheyGunnedMeDown," which has been circulating around Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Still, the trending hashtag was several hours old before Alexis...

    Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

    Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'
    The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. "They are an imminent threat to every interest we...

    Northwestern files suit against author for copyright infringement

    Northwestern files suit against author for copyright infringement
    Northwestern University has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a woman whom the university hired to write a book about Chicago's notorious 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder trial. According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court,...