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Papa Francisco visita a Washington D.C. Courtesy of Dianette Coombs
Papa Francisco visita a Washington D.C.

Visita del Papa Francisco en los Estados Unidos atrae a miles de feligreses

El Papa Francisco llegó a los Estados Unidos para una gira en la que recorrió Washington, D.C, Nueva York y Filadelfia. Su estadía atrajo a miles de personas que estuvieron horas esperando para pasar por estaciones de seguridad y poder ver al Papa.

Baltimore reaches 6.4 million dollar civil settlement with family of Freddie Gray

Baltimore's Board of Estimates approved a civil settlement of 6.4 million dollars to the family of Freddie Gray on September 9, almost five months after his death in police custody in April.

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Supreme Court votes to legalize same-sex marriage

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.

Right to same-sex marriage to be decided

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.

Three Denver teens attempt to join extremists in Syria

On Oct.17, three American teenage girls on their way to join the terrorist group ISIS were stopped at the Frankfurt airport in Germany.

Blair alumni named a 2014 Macarthur Fellow

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/Pharmacy has stopped selling tobacco products

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.
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El Nino forecast

Meteorologists and experts predict that the 2015-2016 El Niño will be one of the strongest ever recorded.

The Teal Pumpkin Project

This fall marks the second year of the Teal Pumpkin Project, a relatively new campaign launched by the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) with the goal of creating a safer and more inclusive Halloween environment for kids with food allergies.

Transgender woman murdered in Montgomery County

On October 15th, Rico Hector LeBlond shot and killed Zella Ziona, a transgender woman, in Georgetown.