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How Texas College Students Are Using Yoga And Tailgating To Stay Sober

Tyler Kingkade | May 27, 2015 | College
Sierra Castedo-Rodgers got sober in 2012, when she was a 25-year-old graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. After that, she abandoned her plans for a Ph.D. to pursue a more fulfilling goal: leading an on-campus program to help other former alcohol and drug addicts like her. "By...

Rev. Warren Hall, New Jersey Priest Fired As Seton Hall Chaplain, Comes Out As Gay

Antonia Blumberg | May 27, 2015 | Religion
(RNS) A Catholic priest in New Jersey who says he was dismissed from his campus ministry job over a Facebook post against anti-gay bullying and racism has come out as gay. The Rev. Warren Hall told Outsports, a magazine for gay athletes, that while he remained committed to...

A Shocking Number Of States Don't Protect Unpaid Interns From Discrimination And Sexual Harassment

Samantha Lachman | May 27, 2015 | Politics
Connecticut's House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill on Tuesday that would protect unpaid interns from workplace harassment and discrimination. The state Senate has already passed the bill, which means it is now heading to the desk of Democratic Gov. Daniel Malloy. If the governor approves the...

Natalie Portman Explains What She Learned Going Through 'Dark Moments' At Harvard

Tyler Kingkade | May 27, 2015 | College
Attending Harvard University, said actress Natalie Portman, "changed the very questions I was asking." Portman, a 2003 graduate of Harvard, was the keynote speaker at Harvard College's Class Day on Wednesday. Portman joked up front that she had wanted some comedy writers for her speech because at her Class Day,...

Delta Crews Arrange Pizza Parties For Stranded Flights, Have Food Delivered On Tarmac

Ryan Grenoble | May 27, 2015 | Good News
Pie in the sky? Luckily for these grateful passengers, it was more of a "pie on the tarmac" situation. After heavy rains delayed a number of Delta flights bound for Atlanta on Tuesday, crews aboard several aircraft ordered enough pizza to feed passengers and keep them happy while...

Baby Seal Found On Australian Cattle Farm 21 Miles Away From Ocean

Andres Jauregui | May 27, 2015 | Green
A baby fur seal is recovering at the zoo after an Australian cattle farmer found him on his land Tuesday. Eric Neumann told The Advertiser that he discovered the seal pup, which veterinarians estimate to be 18 months old, in a cattle paddock earlier this...

Tracy Morgan Settles With Wal-Mart Over Fatal Crash That Killed Actor's Friend And Injured Three Others

Kim Bellware | May 27, 2015 | Entertainment
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a New Jersey highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides....

On 'Inside Amy Schumer,' Bill Nye Confirms The Universe Exists To Guide White Women In Their 20s

Stephanie Marcus | May 27, 2015 | Entertainment
On Tuesday night's "Inside Amy Schumer," Bill Nye confirmed what we pretty much already knew -- the universe only exists to send "cosmic guidance" to white women in their 20s. Obviously. Nye explained that while scientists once believed the universe was a "chaotic collection of matter," recent breakthroughs...

6 Simple Questions Everyone Can (And Should) Ask About Data

Natalie Jackson | May 27, 2015 | Politics
A data fabrication scandal has rocked the media and academic worlds. In December 2014, many media outlets reported on a seemingly groundbreaking study that purported to show how conversations can change opinions about same-sex marriage. Fast forward six months, and there are allegations that the data used in...

Hillary Clinton Blasts GOP Rivals For Opposing Equal Pay: 'What Century Are They Living In?'

Igor Bobic | May 27, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton issued perhaps the most pointed critique yet of her 2016 Republican challengers on Wednesday while campaigning in Columbia, South Carolina. Addressing the state's Democratic Women's caucus, the former secretary of state took a veiled shot at several GOP presidential contenders for opposing legislation that would ensure...

Teacher Accused Of IDing Student In Sex Case To Face Trial

David Moye | May 27, 2015 | Crime
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A high school teacher charged with intimidating a student by pointing her out to classmates as the person who accused his co-worker of an inappropriate sexual relationship was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on witness intimidation charges. Plum High School teacher Drew Zoldak, 40, told his class...

Cheese Rolling Race Looks Like A Dangerous, Smelly Way To Spend The Day

Carly Ledbetter | May 27, 2015 | Travel
Cheese rolling might not sound like the most dangerous activity. But for the brave souls who compete in the annual Cheese Rolling at Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire, U.K., it's a risky proposition. Competitors routinely risk injury to chase after an 8...

Ghost? UFO? Or Dust? Mysterious Orb Spotted At Florida Space Walk Of Fame

Lee Speigel | May 27, 2015 | Weird News
Surveillance cameras at Florida's Space Walk of Fame Museum turned up something that's causing a bit of a stir -- an unidentified flying "orb." The object in the picture above resembles a typical circular unidentified flying object as reported by so many people around...

Death Toll From Storms Climbs In Texas And Oklahoma

James Gerken | May 27, 2015 | Green
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to 19 on Wednesday, with more than a dozen others missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup in hard-hit Houston. The forecast was for 2 to 3...

Russia Masses Military On Ukraine Border: Report

Reuters | May 27, 2015 | World
* Rocket launchers, tanks, howitzers sent to border area * Many vehicles, servicemen have no insignia * Kremlin says suggestion of invasion "inappropriate" By Maria Tsvetkova KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia, May 27 (Reuters) - Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and...

Virgin Pulse Investment Is A $92M Bet On Employee Wellness

Alexander C. Kaufman | May 27, 2015 | Business
The workplace wellness company is set for a big expansion.

Cleveland Clergy Demand Police Reform After Michael Brelo's Not Guilty Verdict

Carol Kuruvilla | May 27, 2015 | Religion
Religious leaders in Cleveland are demanding action after a policeman charged with shooting two unarmed black citizens was acquitted Saturday. Leaders of the Cleveland Clergy Alliance on Tuesday called for the firing of officer Michael Brelo and the 12 others involved in the 2012 deaths of...

Ben And Jerry's Just Released A New Flavor, And It Could Help Save Our Planet

Nick Visser | May 27, 2015 | Taste
If it's melted, it's ruined. That's the cardinal rule for ice cream consumption, because there's really nothing worse than a runny pint you accidentally put in the refrigerator instead of the freezer. But it's also true for our planet, as

Jason Segel Is David Foster Wallace In 'The End Of The Tour' Trailer

Stephanie Marcus | May 27, 2015 | Entertainment
Here's the first trailer for "The End of the Tour," which garnered rave reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival with Jason Segel starring as late novelist David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky. The film recounts the story of the five-day...

Fred Armisen, Zosia Mamet And Vanessa Bayer Are 'Golden Girls' In Jenny Lewis' New Video

Erin Whitney | May 27, 2015 | Entertainment
You can always count on Jenny Lewis to release awesome music videos with the best celebrity cameos. Last year, the singer brought us the gender-bending "Just One of the Guys" video with Anne Hathaway and Kristen Stewart, and now she's enlisted Fred Armisen, Zosia Mamet, Vanessa Bayer and...