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Iran nuclear deal deadline extended…again. What comes next

Iran nuclear deal deadline extended…again. What comes next
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US Secretary of State John Kerry (third from the left) and representatives of the EU+3 attend a meeting at the Palais Coburg Hotel, the venue of the nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria on June 28, 2015. Talks between Iran and major powers on finalizing a historic nuclear deal will go beyond the June 30 deadline, […]

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

People celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 26, 2015 after its historic decision on gay marriage. The US Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay marriage is a nationwide right, a landmark decision in one of the most keenly awaited announcements in decades and sparking scenes of jubilation. The nation’s highest court, […]

A humble request to ignore Donald Trump’s presidential campaign

A humble request to ignore Donald Trump’s presidential campaign

Business mogul Donald Trump holds documents certifying his net worth is 8.7 billion dollars as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City. Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House. ; Credit: Christopher Gregory/Getty Images Despite that fact […]

Sea change against Confederate flag and other catalysts that transformed American history

Sea change against Confederate flag and other catalysts that transformed American history

Gwen Alston, Kuniharu kubodera and Barbara Kubodera (L-R) sit on the steps of the capitol as they show their support for the removal of the confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, during a protest in support of the flags removal on June 23, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Following last […]

Medical marijuana meta-analysis shows weak evidence it works

Medical marijuana meta-analysis shows weak evidence it works

Care-carrying medical marijuana patients sample the brownies at Los Angeles’ first-ever cannabis farmer’s market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, or Independence Day, in Los Angeles, California on July 4, 2014 where organizer’s of the 3-day event plan to showcase high quality cannabis from growers and vendors throughout […]

Should South Carolina take down the Confederate Flag?

Should South Carolina take down the Confederate Flag?

Hundreds of people gather for a protest rally against the Confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20, 2015. The racially divisive Confederate battle flag flew at full-mast despite others flying at half-staff in South Carolina after the killing of nine black people in an historic African-American church in Charleston on June 17. Dylann […]

Charleston shooting: Domestic terrorism? Hate crime? Both? None of the above?

Charleston shooting: Domestic terrorism? Hate crime? Both? None of the above?

People pay their respects outside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 18, 2015. Police captured the white suspect in a gun massacre at one of the oldest black churches in the United States, the latest deadly assault to feed simmering racial tensions.; Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images Thursday night, a normally jocular Jon […]

Charleston massacre felt here in Southern California

Charleston massacre felt here in Southern California

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) joins members of the US House of Representatives and members of the US Senate in a prayer circle in front of the US Capitol to honor those gunned down last night inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston South Carolina, June 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. ; […]

Police need more leeway to explain disciplinary decisions, LAPD chief says

Police need more leeway to explain disciplinary decisions, LAPD chief says

; Credit: Reed Saxon/AP Police departments should have “greater leeway” for disclosing the disciplinary measures meted out against officers, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday. The chief was responding to questions related to the confidentiality rules that have left the public in the dark about what discipline will be meted out to the officers […]

With Francis’ long-awaited encyclical, Catholic Church enters climate change debate

With Francis’ long-awaited encyclical, Catholic Church enters climate change debate

Pope Francis is pictured during his weekly general audience at St Peter’s square on June 17, 2015 at the Vatican. ; Credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images Pope Francis is set to unveil his climate change statement Thursday, attributing most climate change to human activity and the use of fossil fuels. Francis has been working on the […]