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Facebook to Meet With LGBT Community Over 'Real Names' Policy

Facebook to Meet With LGBT Community Over 'Real Names' Policy

Facebook has agreed to meet with San Francisco city officials and activists following criticism that its naming policy discriminates against the LGBT community. The social network's policy, which requires users use their legal name on profiles, is not new — but has recently come under new..

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Ukraine Agrees to Buffer Zone After Signing Deal With Pro-Russian Rebels

DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine – It just might be the most significant attempt at a truce yet. Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine agreed overnight in Belarus to create a wide buffer zone between each side’s forces, to withdraw heavy weapons out of reach of one another and to send foreign fighters home. The deal hashed out in Minsk, attended by rep

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Passenger Videos Show JetBlue Cabin Filling With Smoke

LONG BEACH, California — A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to Long Beach Airport on Thursday, after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides. None of the 142 passengers and five crew members were injured during the evacuation, though medical personnel tended to three passe

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Historic Royal and Ancient Golf Club Votes to Admit Women

The prestigious Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland voted Thursday to allow women to join for the first time in its 260-year history. Peter Dawson, the secretary of the R&A said in a statement that the club's 2,400 male members voted "overwhelmingly" in favor of admitting female golfers. "More than three quarters of the club’s global membership took part in

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Skeletons Uncovered of a Couple That Has Held Hands for 700 Years

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a man and a woman who have been holding hands for more than 700 years in Leicestershire, England. The skeletal remains were unearthed two weeks ago at the "lost chapel of St. Morell" near the small village of Hallaton, the University of Leicester announced on Thursday. SEE ALSO: 10 Amazing Google Earth and Maps Discoveries

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Disney Expects Maker Studios to Become Next Marvel, Pixar or Lucasfilm

Walt Disney Co. believes Maker Studios, the YouTube network that it acquired in March, has the potential to become the next Marvel, Pixar or Lucasfilm. Maker, the largest network of channels on Google's YouTube, is growing revenue and has the potential to be profitable, Jay Rasulo, Disney's chief financial officer, said Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia Conference

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Arab States Reportedly Offer to Conduct Airstrikes in Battle Against ISIS

Several unnamed Arab countries are willing to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State in conjunction with the United States, Britain and other countries, according to a report published Sunday. The addition of Arab military support to the coalition would be a major boost for the Obama administration's efforts to form a wide coalition, and to convince Arab states that it

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It Only Took John McCain and Jay Carney a Few Seconds on CNN to Drop the Gloves

It didn't take long for Jay Carney to get his cable news baptism by fire.

The former press secretary for President Barack Obama appeared on CNN the same day that he was announced as the channel's newest political commentator. Carney discussed Obama's speech on the expansion of operations targeting radical militants in Iraq and Syria.

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What It Costs to Be a Tourist Across the U.S.

Hotels, Big Macs and Starbucks coffee — these are a few of the mainstays all tourists can depend on.

When traveling to popular U.S. cities like Los Angeles, Miami and New York, prices for things like fast food and movie tickets tend to vary. Some people swear that a Starbucks drink in one city costs way more in another city — but is that true?

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United Nations Reveals List of Leaders Attending Upcoming Climate Summit

The United Nations Secretary-General's daylong Climate Summit in New York on Sept. 23 will draw about 120 heads of state, and many lower-ranking officials, according to a list of speakers the U.N. released this week.

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Man Says George Zimmerman Stalked Him After Threatening to Kill Him

George Zimmerman seems to have an endless supply of get-out-of-jail-free cards.

Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, had another run-in with police this week. A man told police that Zimmerman pulled his truck up next to him at a light and shouted, "Why are you pointing your finger at me? I'll f*ck.. [More ...]

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Two U.S. Navy Jets Crash in Pacific

LEMOORE, Calif. — Two U.S. Navy jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean, where one pilot was rescued and another was missing, the Pentagon said Friday. A search for the missing pilot was underway. The F/A-18C Hornet fighter jets were from Carrier Air Wing 17 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's San Joaquin Valley. The air wing is embarked on the aircraft carr

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Australia, This Is What Plastic Is Doing To Our Beautiful Beaches

Scientist Denise Hardesty, who was involved in the three-year research program, said three-quarters of the rubbish found is plastic from Australian sources, not from high seas, and is concentrated near city areas.