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Getty Images – STOCK (GREENWICH, Conn.) — For years, Jose Dominguez, 50, had wanted to donate blood, feeling it was part of his civic duty. But he was restricted by rules set in place by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that did not allow sexually active gay men from donating. That finally changed in […]

Shizuka, a seven-year-old female Sumatran orangutan, seen in a cage before being transferred to Indonesia at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. CREDIT: SOPA Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Scientists have discovered what may have prompted early human ancestors to begin developing speech and language. As the landscape in which ancient hominids lived transformed from dense forests to […]

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images (COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — The management team of Club Q, the site of a deadly mass shooting in November 2022, has decided to alter its plans for reopening of the LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The club was shut down in the aftermath of the shooting that killed five people and […]

Anton Petrus/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration is rethinking how it classifies marijuana under a federal list of drugs, a move that could allow the cannabis industry to save potentially billions in federal taxes each year because it would allow producers to write off their business expenses. The proposal, recommended by the Department of […]

Xinhua via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the exiled former oligarch and one of Vladimir Putin’s best-known critics, has campaigned for years to end the Russian leader’s rule. Over the weekend, as Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin’s rebellious fighters advanced towards Moscow, Khodorkovsky stood out among Russia’s liberal pro-democracy opposition in calling for people to […]

ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The Republican-led Mississippi state House of Representatives passed a bill on Feb. 7 that would form a court system of unelected judges and prosecutors to preside over part of the capital city of Jackson and expand the Capitol Police force, a move that is drawing the ire of civil rights groups. […]