On June 26, a divided Supreme Court ruled in a five-to-four decision that same-sex couples nationwide have the Constitutional right to marry. Until the decision, same-sex couples were barred from marriage in fourteen states.
The Supreme Court announced Jan. 16 that it would review appeals from four circuit courts that ruled on same-sex marriage last year. The longstanding legal debate over the rights of same-sex couples appears to be heading towards a resolution.
On Oct.17, three American teenage girls on their way to join the terrorist group ISIS were stopped at the Frankfurt airport in Germany.
On Sept. 17, Blair graduate Jacob Lurie was among the 21 people named a 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow. Lurie, along with the other fellows, will earn a stipend of $625,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
CVS has ended the sale of tobacco products in all of their locations in the United States on Sept. 3, one month earlier than originally planned.