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Who Is Harriet Tubman? Who Is The Woman Who Will Grace The Redesigned $20 Bill?

The U.S. Treasury Department will feature Harriet Tubman's likeness on the new $20 bill, replacing the image of former president Andrew Jackson. Tubman achieved prominence in U.S. history for helping black slaves reach freedom using the Underground Railroad during the 1850s.

Society April 21, 2016

Queen Elizabeth Turns 90, Poses For A Portrait With The Youngest Members Of The Royal Family

Britain's Queen Elizabeth had her portrait taken together with her great-grandchildren as part of the celebration of her 90th birthday. The photograph was taken by American photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Society April 21, 2016

Ohio Teen Electrocuted While Trying YouTube Science Experiment

A 15-year-old teen in Ohio was electrocuted while attempting the Jacob's Ladder experiment he found on YouTube. The high school freshman was pronounced dead at the Mercy Regional Medical Center.

Society April 21, 2016

Anti-Slavery Crusader Harriet Tubman To Become First African-American On US Paper Currency

Here comes the new $20. Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will be the first African-American whose portrait will be featured on the front of a U.S. paper money. Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson, whose portrait will be placed on the back.

Society April 20, 2016

Viral Video Captures Six Bulldozers Fight On Streets Of China

A footage of a bulldozer fight is making its rounds online and has joined the roster of viral videos from China. The argument that escalated into a battle of machines, however, is also indicative of the country's economic growth slowdown.

Society April 21, 2016

Debris Found In Mozambique 'Almost Certainly' From Missing MH370

Australian transport safety officials announced on Tuesday that the debris of a Boeing 777 recovered in the Indian Ocean months ago could very well belong to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The parts had markings that were consistent with aircraft used by the airliner.

Society April 21, 2016

What Does The World's Oldest Message In A Bottle Contain?

The Guinness Book of World Records has acknowledged the oldest message in a bottle. And while some bottles contain messages of love, this one from the UK is all about science.

Society April 21, 2016

Coca-Cola Redesigning Cans Of Soft Drinks To Boost Diet Coke Sales

Coca-Cola cans get a major face-lift. To help boost sales of Diet Coke, the brand is designing all trademarked Coca-Cola products to sport the iconic Red Disc.

Society April 20, 2016

Here Are The Best Public High Schools Based On US News Ranking

The top public high schools in the United States have been named. U.S. News has released the list, which shows that Texas-based School for the Talented and Gifted nabbed first place.

Society April 20, 2016

Theranos Faces Criminal Probe By US Feds

Theranos Inc. faces criminal and civil probes by U.S. Attorney's Office, SEC, FDA and CMS. The investigation is being conducted because of the company's numerous quality control issues.

Society April 20, 2016

Amber Heard And Johnny Depp Record Court-Mandated Apology For Dog Smuggling Into Australia

Amber Heard's dog-smuggling case in Australia has finally come to a very awkward end. Johnny Depp joined his wife in a PSA on Australia's biosecurity laws and public apology video.

Society April 20, 2016

Veterans Still Plagued By Long Wait Time For Health Care: Watchdog

Military veterans are still faced with discrepancies in wait-times before they receive medical care, a new report says. They are waiting for a long time before they are seen by health care providers in VA outpatient clinics.

Society April 20, 2016

Logos Create Impression Of A Unified Group

According to researchers, logos have the power to help groups in achieving their goals, affecting how the public perceives them, which then determines whether or not a group will be accepted by people.

Society April 19, 2016

Seattle Man Wrongfully Convicted In 1957 Murder Set Free: Here's What He Plans To Do

Seventy-six-year-old Jack McCullough was convicted in 2012 in the killing of an Illinois schoolgirl six decades ago. The court, however, ordered his release after a review of case documents showed that the investigation was flawed and that he was wrongfully convicted.

Society April 19, 2016

Mom Stands Up To Aging Cream Salesman Who Called Her Out: What's Wrong With Looking 40?

What would you do if a persistent salesman keeps on pushing a product on you? A mom stood up against an offer that uses self hate to make her buy an anti aging cream.

Society April 20, 2016

Florida Zoo Reopens After Fatal Attack Of Malayan Tiger

A lead zookeeper was fatally attacked by an endangered Malayan tiger in a Florida zoo. After being closed over the weekend, the Palm Beach Zoo has reopened on April 18.

Society April 19, 2016

Woman In Toronto Zoo Climbs Over Tiger Exhibit Fence Just To Retrieve Hat

A woman jumped over a tiger pen in a Toronto zoo to retrieve her hat. Now, zoo officials are investigating the incident and looking for witnesses.

Society April 18, 2016

Ecuador Earthquake: At Least 272 Killed, More Than 2,500 Injured

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific coast of Ecuador and was felt around the country on Saturday, April 16. Rescue officials are working non-stop to help the victims and treat the injured.

Society April 18, 2016

Boaty McBoatface Wins Over The Internet: Will UK's New $280 Million Research Ship Get Christened With This Name?

NERC's voting poll on what will be the name of the new Royal Research Ship took the Internet by storm. Even though RRS Boaty McBoatface topped the online poll, it is still unlikely that the $280 million vessel will be christened with this name.

Society April 19, 2016

British Airways Plane Hits Possible Drone During Heathrow Airport Landing

A British Airways aircraft descending onto London's Heathrow Airport on Sunday afternoon hit an object believed to be a drone. The plane has since then landed safely, and no injuries were reported.

Society April 19, 2016

Florida Zoo Mourns Death Of Employee Fatally Injured By Endangered Tiger

An employee of Palm Beach Zoo was attacked by an endangered tiger. Zoo staff and immediate family mourns to the loss of their beloved.

Society April 21, 2016

Second Deadly Earthquake Hits Southern Island In Japan: Emergency Crew Scrambles As Numbers Of Killed, Injured Rise

A second major earthquake shook Japan's southern island of Kyushu on Saturday. The 7.3 magnitude tremor left at least 34 people dead and about 1,500 more injured or buried under collapsed buildings.

Society April 18, 2016

Pope Francis Arrives On Greek Island Of Lesbos To Show Support For Refugees

Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos on April 16, looking to bring sympathy and attention to the situations of the migrants on the island. His Holiness offered to take back to Italy three Syrian families.

Society April 16, 2016

Boston Pauses To Remember Victims Of Fatal Marathon Bombings 3 Years Ago

On April 15, 2013, the Boston Marathon bombings killed three people and injured hundreds of participants. Three years later, Boston paused for a moment of silence to remember and honor the victims.

Society April 16, 2016

Here's How Much Tax Obama And US First Lady Paid

The White House recently released the 2015 tax returns before the final filing date, and with it, came the Obama family’s income and tax details. From a reported income of $436,065, President Obama and wife Michelle paid out 18.7 percent as taxes, which came to $81,472.

Society April 18, 2016

Prowling Mountain Lion Near California High School Tranquilized By Wildlife Authorities

A prowling mountain lion was chased and tranquilized by authorities in Granada Hill. After causing campus lock down on a California high school, the fierce cat was sent back into the wild.

Society April 18, 2016

The Czech Republic Wants To Change Its Name: Here's What We Could Be Calling The Slavic Country

EU territory, the Czech Republic, wants to sound more friendly to make the country more marketable. Some argue that the proposed unofficial name is too risky.

Society April 17, 2016

Thousands Of Workers Fight For $15 Minimum Wage Raise Across US

A few days before tax day, low-wage workers trooped to the streets to demand for $15 increase. And this revolution is happening all over the country.

Society April 16, 2016

Warren Buffett's Energy Company To Invest On $3.6 Billion Iowa Wind Project

Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy company sets to invest $3.6 billion on wind plant in Iowa. This project could supply 100 percent renewable energy for the state.

Society April 16, 2016

John Kerry On Simulated Attack Of Russian Jets: Reckless, Provocative, Dangerous

Tension arose in the Baltic Sea when two Russian jets flew past an American destroyer. Secretary John Kerry has called it reckless, provocative, and dangerous.

Society April 16, 2016

Mother's Eulogy For Daughter Who Died Of Heroin Overdose Moves Hearts, Goes Viral

A mother's eulogy for daughter who died due to heroin overdose went viral. The mother posted the entire message on Facebook and tugged many heartstrings even after the wake was over.

Society April 15, 2016

6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Myanmar, Tremors Shake India

A strong earthquake shook Myanmar and nearby Asian countries on April 13. Although some were injured as a result of stampede, there are no reported fatalities.

Society April 14, 2016

Racial Bias Still Plagues Chicago Police: Task Force Report

A new police task force report painted a disturbing picture of Chicago Police District. It practices racial bias, which is growing in an alarming rate.

Society April 15, 2016

Teen Kidnapped By Dad For 13 Years Forgives, Pleads Court Judge To Release His Father From Jail

A teen kidnapped by his dad 13 years ago pleaded a court judge to release his father from jail. Although the boy lived a completely different life, he said he had forgiven his father and would not want him to go to prison.

Society April 14, 2016

Underwater Drone 'Finds' The Loch Ness Monster

The underwater drone Munin has found the Loch Ness Monster in Loch Ness, a freshwater water lake in Scotland. However, the discovery is not what many people would expect.

Society April 14, 2016

NYC Road Safety Bill Wants 'Textalyzer' App Legalized So Cops Can Scan Drivers' Phones

The New York Police could soon have the power to scan a driver’s mobile device to assess whether it was used prior to an accident. The new road safety bill will require drivers to hand over their phones for scanning after a crash.

Society April 14, 2016

Bono Wants US To Do More To Address Extremism And Global Refugee Crisis

U2 lead singer and ONE founder Bono calls on U.S. and other developed countries to address extremism and refugee crisis. He points out that that it is a global concern that needs immediate and concrete actions such as the Marshall Plan.

Society April 14, 2016

Panama Papers: Offices Of Mossack Fonseca Law Firm Raided

Police and prosecutors raided the headquarters of Mossack Fonseca Law Firm on April 12. The firm is currently the center of the Panama Papers scandal.

Society April 14, 2016

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Evacuated Amid Bomb Scare

The Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam was evacuated around 9 p.m. Tuesday night, as military officers received a report of a suspicious activity. The 4-hour lockdown resulted in the arrest of one man.

Society April 13, 2016

Boko Haram Kidnaps More Children And Forces Them To Carry Out Suicide Bombings

Boko Haram does not only kidnap children, it also makes them carry out deadly attacks including suicide bombings, according to a new UNICEF report.

Society April 13, 2016

National Equal Pay Day: US Men Still Earn More Than Women

Despite calls for equal pay, male employees in the U.S. still earn more than female employees. The gender wage gap exists even among professional soccer players and Hollywood actors.

Society April 14, 2016

72-Year-Old Woman And Her Dog Survived Nine Days In An Arizona Forest, Saved After Writing 'Help'

Ann Rodgers and her dog went missing for nine days in the Arizona forest and survived the wilderness by drinking pond water and eating plants, authorities said.

Society April 13, 2016

It’s Not Me, It’s You: Negative Qualities More Important To People When Evaluating Potential Mates

Wondering when Cupid will get it right for you? According to researchers, you should worry more about your negative qualities as those may be what’s getting in the way of your romantic prospects.

Society April 13, 2016

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