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A Pulitzer Prize winning composer who is also an environmental activist is coming to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as part of the school's Earth Day celebration.
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Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.
A British human rights barrister who tried to overturn the wrongful murder conviction of US boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has paid tribute to him following his death at the age of 76. Geoffrey Robertson QC was part of Carter's defence team at his retrial in 1976 after the sportsman had been jailed for a triple murder in Paterson, New Jersey 10 ... (more)
An annual day of celebrating cannabis culture is ramping up into mainstream political activism as the pot-smoking 420 movement takes on marijuana prohibition with rallies across Canada.
A Syrian man carrying a child makes his way amid rubble following reported air strikes by government forces in the Aleppo district of Ansari, in the southwest of the city, on April 15, 2014.
On the fourth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the big question is whether the oil spill recovery is finally over.
In May 2012, I was recruited to join the launch event for Yes Scotland - the eagerly anticipated campaign for a Yes vote at the referendum on Scottish independence.
Neeson didn't appear as about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.
Samereh Alinejad, right, and her husband Abdolghani, left, remove the noose from the neck of blindfolded Bilal who was convicted of murdering their son Abdollah.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, more fondly known as PETA, is targeting first lady Michelle Obama in a new YouTube video, pleading with her to end the tradition of using real eggs in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
An Iowa mother appointed as the guardian of her intellectually disabled son should not have arranged a vasectomy for him without prior court approval, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.
This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center , which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows multiple rocket launchers fire Grad missiles by the Syrian rebels as they shell the government forces positions, in Aleppo, Syria, Monday April 14, 2014.
Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.