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Waikiki is planning to fly the homeless off the island, and in Fort Lauderdale, a man is arrested for feeding the destitute. What's happening here?
Despite rumors, the comedian says he will not seek office, adding that he's only interested in 'real change'.
The world has a long list of places where people are fighting for territorial control, but here are some contested spots that aren't marred by violence.
Southern Oregon voted to ban genetically modified crops completely, but the rest of the state may end up mapping GMO crops for better regulation.
Obama has made climate change a priority in his second term, complete with a climate change strategy and more aggressive EPA regulations.
Powerful Russian elites have been logging old-growth forests for personal gain. One brave zoologist set out to stop them.
From a billionaire sultan and a movie star's son to a polygamist and the pope, meet the monarchs who still wield considerable power.
A recent study featuring blog posts from fictitious Italian politicians found the use of swear words made candidates sound more relatable.
By fighting labeling, GMO advocates risk ceding the moral high ground -- transparency -- to foods that boast their lack of GMOs.
Back in the day when secret words were required to hide the movement of the president and his family, the Secret Service used hush-hush codenames to conceal the identity of those they were entrusted to protect.
What if we took a 'vote with your dollars' approach to the federal government's distribution of tax dollars?
It's often thought of as a minor misdemeanor, but illegal dumping of trash has a real price tag, and it's often linked to organized crime.
According to a new poll, the majority of millennials believe that the Earth is getting warmer and that humans are to blame.
A new contest highlights selected presidents' scientific efforts during their time in office.
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