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Morning after: Greeks united, proud of their defiance

Tourist visit the tomb of the unknown Soldier in front of the parliament in central Athens, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Greece is struggling to restart talks with bailout creditors following an impasse that has threatened Greece's place in the euro. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Gregory Katz

July 7, 2015

  ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Nicky Zachary closed her family's shoe store just a few hours after opening it Monday after the few customers who had strolled in hadn't bought a thing. But she was not discouraged — she thinks a landmark "no" vote in a nationwide referendum has bonded Greeks together. Read More »...

SCOTUS gay marriage ruling ushers in change

SCOTUS gay marriage ruling ushers in change

Shelley Mesch

July 1, 2015

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right across the United States. Justice Anthony Kennedy handed down the opinion of the court June 26, before many cities around the country held parades and celebrations for Pride Month. Read More »...

Charleston shooting underscores racism in America

U.S. Army Spc. Ron Leary, left and Astride Leary, of Savannah, Ga., pray at a sidewalk memorial in memory of the shooting victims in front of Emanuel AME Church, Monday, June 22, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Rachel Hinton

June 23, 2015

The Emanuel A. M. E. church in Charleston, South Carolina, a symbol for hope and progress in the black community was attacked Wednesday, June 17 by alleged shooter Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old racist who sat with parishioners for an hour before opening fire. Read More »...

Rainbow dreams in the emerald isle: Ireland’s affirmative gay marriage vote may signify larger shifts in Catholic values

Two Irish men kiss in celebration of the referendum results approving of gay marriage in their country Saturday, May 23. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, FILE)

Erin Yarnall

May 31, 2015

With young voters mobilizing, and one of the largest voter turnouts Ireland has ever encountered, rainbow flags were seen flying over the Emerald Isle in celebration of  the Republic of Ireland becoming the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in a popular vote. Read More »...

Deep roots underlie the police brutality problem

Police stood guard in Baltimore during the protests following the death of Freddie Gray in April. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Kevin Gross and Rachel Hinton

May 31, 2015

After student protests on DePaul’s campus, around the city and in the country against police brutality, there seems to be a consensus about the need for change — not just regarding brutality, but the institutions that lead to it. Read More »...

‘The disappeared’ of Mexico’s drug war

People in Mexico City demonstrate in solidarity for the

Kevin Gross

May 25, 2015

“A few weeks ago they shut down much of the town because of real safety tensions. The cartels shot down a police helicopter — no joke,” Daniel Lagespi, a student at Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes in Mexico, said. Read More »...

Nevada shooting case highlights ‘Stand Your Ground’ controversy

Wayne Burgarello of Reno, Nevada, is under trial for a shooting that he claims is justified under

The Associated Press

May 25, 2015

The idea that a person's home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century. Read More »...

Conflict renewed: ISIS offensive advances

A tribal Sunni Iraqi fighter fires back at ISIS militants during their attack of the town of Ramadi. (AP File Photo)

Rachel Hinton

May 25, 2015

New setbacks in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (known as ISIS or ISIL) came May 17 after the militant group took over Ramadi, a key strategic city in central Iraq. The fall of the city came after seven more airstrikes in Ramadi by the U.S.-led coalition. Read More »...

Patriot Act renewal highlights divisions among lawmakers

Senator Rand Paul delivered a filibuster nearly 11 hours long in protest of the Patriot Act. (Charlie Neibergall | AP)

The Associated Press

May 25, 2015

Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats. Read More »...

DePaul students’ Vincentian engagement of civil rights problems

People from DePaul joined the larger Chicago community to engage in a

Rachel Hinton

May 17, 2015

At 5 p.m. on Friday, amid workers commuting from the Loop, a “train takeover” protest disrupted the already bumpy flow of the train ride. Among the ranks of veteran protestors, DePaul students as part of the Vincentians United (VU) faction and other social justice and activist groups joined in. Read More »...

Buddhist violence in Myanmar highlights religious misconceptions

People wait for water at a refugee camp for Rohingyas, a persecuted Muslim minority group in Myanmar. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Kevin Gross

May 17, 2015

A Pew Research Center polling study found that 35 percent of Americans believe that “Islam is more likely than others to encourage violence.” American popular society oft-holds binary viewpoints on religion: Islam is associated with militancy, while other traditions, such as Buddhism, get painted as a universally-peaceful...

Nation and World briefs: May 18

A man carries water past the wreckage in Nepal after an additional earthquake hit the nation on Tuesday, May 12. The first earthquake hit April 25. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)

The Associated Press

May 17, 2015

Additional earthquake strikes Nepal Nepal has been overwhelmed by its second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks, its prime minister said Thursday as he visited this normally placid foothills town, now filling up with frightened villagers desperate for government help. Read More »...

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