September 23rd, 2014

Emergency Route to be Built in Puna in Case Lava Flow Blocks Major Road

Emergency Route to be Built in Puna in Case Lava Flow Blocks Major Road

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The National Park Service has said to work with State and County of Hawaii to build an emergency route in case lava flow covers major road of Puna, one of the nine districts in Hawaii. According to the National Park Service, emergency route will be constructed along the former Chain of Craters Road and help the people of lower Puna. If lava flow covers Highway 130, residents of lower Puna will…

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September 23rd, 2014

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Calls for Immediate Action on Global Warming

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Calls for Immediate Action on Global Warming

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks during a forum at the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project on Monday in Washington, D.C.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks during a forum at the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project on Monday in Washington, D.C.

Climate change is already a strain on U.S. fiscal health and could be a further drag on the world’s largest economy if the problem goes unaddressed, according to one top Obama administration cabinet official.

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September 23rd, 2014

Cam, We’re Just Not Feeling This Outfit

Cam, We’re Just Not Feeling This Outfit

Cam, We're Just Not Feeling This Outfit

Carolina Panthers baller Cam Newton made a stir on Twitter when he showed up to a post game interview dressed in a Lilac blazer and what looked to be like black, capri leggings. (more…)

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September 23rd, 2014

CBC says Ebola Outbreak Could Spread to 1.4 Million People by Late January 2014

CBC says Ebola Outbreak Could Spread to 1.4 Million People by Late January 2014

Patients arrive on September 21, 2014, at a new Ebola treatment center that opened in Monrovia, Liberia. (Photo: Zoom Dosso, AFP/Getty Images)

Patients arrive on September 21, 2014, at a new Ebola treatment center that opened in Monrovia, Liberia. (Photo: Zoom Dosso, AFP/Getty Images)

New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up. (more…)

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September 23rd, 2014

Recent Archaeological Discovery Finds Ancient Egyptian Women Buried With Weaves and Shoulder-Length Box-Braids

Recent Archaeological Discovery Finds Ancient Egyptian Women Buried With Weaves and Shoulder-Length Box-Braids

Ahmose-Nefertari, wife of Ahmose I, in the Louvre Museum, Paris. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Ahmose-Nefertari, wife of Ahmose I, in the Louvre Museum, Paris.
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A recent archaeological discovery shows that as much as hairstyles change, they stay the same. Wearing weave extensions and covering up gray hairs were common practices 3,000 years ago.  (more…)

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September 23rd, 2014

President Obama, Celebrities Launch the “It’s On Us” Campaign to Reduce the Number of Rapes on College Campuses

President Obama, Celebrities Launch the “It’s On Us” Campaign to Reduce the Number of Rapes on College Campuses

Screenshot of President Barack Obama from the It's On Us promotional video. ITSONUS.ORG

Screenshot of President Barack Obama from the It’s On Us promotional video.
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With violence against women at the forefront of a national conversation, the Obama administration launched a new initiative that they hope will reduce the number of sexual assault incidents that take place on college campuses, Al Jazeera reports. (more…)

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September 23rd, 2014

Supreme Court Tackles Religious Issues with Cases Concerning Christians, Jews, and Muslims Coming Up

Supreme Court Tackles Religious Issues with Cases Concerning Christians, Jews, and Muslims Coming Up

Eleven-year-old Menachem Zivotofsky's case is one of three the Supreme Court will hear in the next few months that touch on issues of religion. (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP)

Eleven-year-old Menachem Zivotofsky’s case is one of three the Supreme Court will hear in the next few months that touch on issues of religion. (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP)

A Muslim prisoner in Arkansas, a Christian pastor in Arizona and an 11-year-old Jewish boy born in Jerusalem will present the Supreme Court with three chances in the next few months to rule on cases with religious overtones. (more…)

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