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Gay marriage bills gains momentum, public support

Tricia Cathcart

February 27, 2012


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Maryland Senators approved a law legalizing same-sex marriage Thursday with a 25-22 vote. Gov. Martin O'Malley has vowed to sign the bill, which will make Maryland the eighth state to allow gay marriage.While still controversial, same-sex marriage has been gaining acceptance nationally in recent weeks, wi...

America’s perceptions of class conflict on the rise

Natalia Hernandez

February 6, 2012


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What if DePaul University decided to cancel the debts of a limited number of students, as a one-time offer?"Yeah, I support it. I think it would be a great gesture," said Segun Dent, a graduate computer art and multimedia student at DePaul.A 375-year-old bank in France has decided to do just that. Cr...

Celebrations mark Gaddafi’s death as Libyans rebuild a new democracy

Michael Corio

October 24, 2011


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Muammar Gaddafi, a man who single-handedly ruled Libya for 42 years, died of gunshot wounds Thursday in an attempt to flee his hometown of Sirte and evade capture by Libya's revolutionary forces. After several weeks of intensive fighting against Gaddafi's hometown and last major loyalist stronghold,...

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Michael Corio

October 13, 2011


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Michael Corio

October 6, 2011


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Michael Corio

September 29, 2011


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Palestinians seek UN state recognition

Callie Bretthauer

September 26, 2011


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People from across the world are watching the 66th session of the of the U.N. General Assembly as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has made it clear he will seek recognition of a Palestinian state. Despite the United States' declaration that it would veto such a request in the Security Council, Pr...

‘It Gets Better ‘ campaign loses another teen

Katherine Hall

September 26, 2011


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In late September 2010, following a string of suicides by young men and women bullied for being gay, an online video project called "It Gets Better" took to the Internet, providing voices of encouragement, love and hope to persecuted gay adolescents everywhere. Among their voices was Jamey Rodemeyer, 14, who p...

Romney, Perry among top 2012 Republican primary candidates

Michael Collins

September 26, 2011


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The contest for the upcoming 2012 Republican presidential nomination is quickly becoming a two-man race based on recent polling data from USA Today/Gallup, CBS News/NY Times, Bloomberg and CNN. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are distancing themselves from a number of...

Arab Spring falls into Summer

Associated Press

May 31, 2011


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EgyptEgypt's Muslim Brotherhood said it would boycott a key rally critical of military rulers last Friday, accusing the organizers of seeking to divide the nation after ousting Hosni Mubarak. The rally's organizers — an array of youth groups and reformists — called for a return to Cairo's Ta...

Editorial: Food and Identity

Margaret Thompson

April 11, 2011


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In the States, "Mexican food" was always at the top of my list of favorites. Refried beans, guacamole, nachos, tacos, and – dare I say it – the occasional late night Queso Crunchwrap Supreme from Taco Bell. I knew when I traveled to southern Mexico, these "Tex-Mex" dishes probably wouldn't ap...

Quran burning erupts in global outrage, reflection in Chicago

Sachiko Yoshitsugu

April 11, 2011


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In the days following large protests in Afghanistan over the publicized burning of a Quran on March 20 at a Florida Evangelical Church, protests erupted across many parts of the world. At DePaul University, many members of the community felt burning may put troops in harms way by injuring the nation's im...

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