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by | Jul 22, 2013

The Obama administration has found an unlikely ally in its fight against climate change, as Chinese and American officials announced joint initiatives last week in their efforts to reduce global warming. The initiatives include reducing emissions from heavy-duty vehicles and…

by | Jul 22, 2013

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first son was born today in St. Mary’s Hospital. The long-awaited arrival marks the birth of a new heir, third in line to the British throne. The baby weighed eight pounds, and his name…

by | Jul 18, 2013

The attorneys general in 12 states filed a federal lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tuesday, claiming EPA denied records requests involving its “sue and settle” practice. The lawyers are led by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. The lawsuit…

by | Jul 17, 2013

Britain legalized gay marriage today with Queen Elizabeth II’s approval, allowing gay marriages to be performed next summer. According to AP, the queen’s affirmation, a formality, was the last step in passing the bill. The legislation will allow gay marriages…

by | Jul 15, 2013

Should the federal government regulate emissions produced by dead trees? A federal appeals court said yes, striking down the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to delay regulation of biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from non-fossil fuel sources on Friday. The court affirmed…

by | Jul 15, 2013

Britain’s gay marriage bill passed in the House of Lords today, allowing gay marriages in England and Wales to be performed in 2014. The legislation will bounce back to the House of Commons for final debates on Tuesday. The House…

by | Jul 12, 2013

Irish lawmakers voted early Friday to back the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, the first departure from Ireland’s outright ban on abortion. The new law allows abortions when a pregnant woman is at risk of committing suicide. Parliament’s 127-31…

by | Jul 11, 2013

The new Gun Geo Marker app, released for Android phones to Google’s Play app store on July 7, allows users to disclose the addresses of gun owners they suspect to be unsafe. Its purpose is “to help others in the…

by | Jul 10, 2013

Think Democrats are out of new ideas? Think again. Reps. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) have proposed legislation that would create a national park on the moon to mark the landing of the Apollo missions between 1969…

by | Jul 10, 2013

Federal officials awarded $150 million in grants to over 1,000 health centers across the country today in an attempt to help uninsured Americans find options for health insurance coverage. The grants were announced despite criticism over the latest delay in…

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