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Oct 1, 2014
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Bathrooms for everyone!


A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Bathroom equality

The University of California announces the installation of gender-neutral bathrooms on its campuses.

Sep 30, 2014
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The animal kingdom shrinks


A pair of black rhinoceros walk at the Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservation Park near Marondera, east of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Going, going, gone?

The world’s wildlife population drops by an astonishing 52 percent between 1970 and 2010.

Sep 29, 2014
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Ugh: student debt


Graduates from New York University (NYU) cheer during the commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York May 21, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Got debt? Social Security may not make you so secure

You’re never too old to owe money. Even those mature enough to file for social security are learning that Uncle Sam will take a bite out of their federal assistance to pay for outstanding student loans.

Sep 26, 2014
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A sartorial smackdown


A man demonstrates a T-shirt as he takes part in a campaign organized by activists of pro-Kremlin patriotic movements in central Moscow, September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

The other American apparel controversy

Russians swap t-shirts with U.S. logos for pro-Moscow attire in response to western sanctions.

Sep 25, 2014
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Raise a glass!


A waitress carries liters of Bavarian beer during the opening day of the 181st Oktoberfest in Munich on September 20, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Un-happy hour? 

As beer prices rise, Germany’s waitresses risk seeing smaller tips this Oktoberfest in Munich.

Sep 24, 2014
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Why steal a car when you can eat one?



Video: This is way more entertaining than The Hampton Classic

Yaks and their charges gather in a remote region of Pakistan for a friendly polo match.


But some animals are less friendly

A white tiger at an Indian zoo mauls a visitor to death after he climbed into its enclosure.

Sep 23, 2014
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Protests, a lawsuit and maybe a cocktail when you’re done


Police scuffle with protesters during the ‘Flood Wall Street’ demonstration in Lower Manhattan, New York on September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The 300,000 protesters were a clue

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he notices a ‘sense of anxiety’ on climate change.

Sep 22, 2014
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Things are heating up


Demonstrators in animal costumes walk in the “People’s Climate March” in central London September 21, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Gallery: A heated protest

An international day of action on climate change and global warming drew protesters across the globe.

Sep 19, 2014
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Taking the ‘retire’ out of ‘retirement’



The sun rises over the banks of the Rio de La Plata, in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

Florida? Please.

Bucking the usual retirement trends, one couple decides to sell their house and travel the world instead.

Sep 18, 2014
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Hands-free flying, ghost diving and an armpit auto crash




Video: Taking hands-free to new heights

Steering a plane with your brain? Scientists say their new technology could make it possible.


No, it’s not the Black Pearl

Divers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait seek out so-called “forgotten ghost ships.”