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A Washington, D.C. deaf college has suspended its “Chief Diversity Officer” after another faculty member complained the woman signed a petition supporting the reversal of Maryland’s same-sex marriage law. The woman claims the incident is a misunderstanding and groups on both sides of the issue are calling for her to be reinstated. The incident at [...] [Read More]
An Indiana family is reaching out to national media, hoping to solve the mystery of 26-year-old Jeanne Rysiewicz’s sudden disappearance from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Rysiewicz’s parents, Edward and Barbara Rysiewicz, told CBS DFW on Oct. 4 that they had been in Texas for a wedding reception and boarded the plane home in front [...] [Read More]
Pack up the picks and shovels and head to 55 Cancri e. The planet, must a mere 40 light years from Earth, has been declared a diamond planet. Researchers at Yale University announced Thursday that the planet is likely covered with graphite and diamonds. This is our first glimpse of a rocky world with a [...] [Read More]
Some childhood memories came plunging down Wednesday at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. The Associated Press reports the implosion of the 200-foot-tall Texas Chute Out ends the popular ride’s long run. The parachute drop-style ride opened in 1976 but closed last month to make way for a tower swing ride called the Texas SkyScreamer, AP [...] [Read More]
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teenager who sucker punched a schoolteacher in a downtown alley — an attack caught on surveillance video — apparently picked the victim at random, police and school officials said. The attack happened last Thursday at about 3:30 p.m. The surveillance video, which Pittsburgh police used to make an arrest Tuesday, shows [...] [Read More]
In a country still reeling from the affects of the Arab Spring, a children’s magazine offers up instructions for building (and using) a Molotov cocktail, according to NBC news. “Qawz Quzah,” aimed at the elementary school set in Tunisia, tells kids the improvised incendiary device is “easy to make and use,” says NBC: “(A Molotov [...] [Read More]
The Beach Boys reunion may have come to an end recently, but the band’s 50th anniversary celebration is still rolling as Capitol Records releases a new hits collections and 12 remastered versions of the group’s classic records on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The studio albums, which have been digitally remastered by longtime Beach Boys producer Mark [...] [Read More]