California's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned in Court Ruling
A federal judge Wednesday struck down California's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, handing opponents a key victory in a landmark case but setting the stage for the Supreme Court to likely have the final say in the matter.
Scientists Take Quantum Steps Toward Teleportation
"Quantum entanglement" may sound like an awful sci-fi romance flick, but it's actually a phenomenon that physicists say may someday lead to the ability to teleport an object all the way across the galaxy instantly.
Wyclef Jean to Run for President of Haiti
Hip-hop, more than most pop genres, is something of a pulpit, urban fire and brimstone garbed in baggy pants and backward caps. So it's little wonder that one of the form's icons, Haitian-American superstar Wyclef Jean, is the son of a Nazarene preacher — or that he likens himself, as a child of the Haitian diaspora, to a modern-day Moses, destined to return and lead his people out of bondage. Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake, which ravaged the western hemisphere's poorest country and killed more than 200,000 people, was the biblical event that sealed his calling. After days of helping ferry mangled Haitian corpses to morgues, Jean felt as if he'd "finished the journey from my basket in the bulrushes to standing in front of the burning bush," he told me this week. "I knew I'd have to take the next step."
Obama Signs Drug Sentencing Reform Into Law
This morning President Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act, a bill that reduces the disparities in sentencing for crack and powder cocaine offenses. Although he didn't make a statement as he signed the new legislation, the president did say in a speech last week that the legislation would "help right a longstanding wrong" and was "the right thing to do," reports the New York Times.
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