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Gunman dead after two shootings in Denmark

  A free speech debate in Copenhagen was interrupted on Saturday, Feb. 14 when a gunman opened fire, killing one attendant and injuring three police officers.   According to witnesses, a 22-year-old unnamed gunman opened fire outside of the venue, attempting to enter it before armed guards returned fire. The gunman fled in response, Reuters…

Ebola virus may become more contagious

    Scientists from the Institut Pasteur in France reported that despite a decline in Ebola cases in West Africa in the last several months, the virus may be mutating.   Concerned with higher degrees of contagion and the possibility of the virus becoming airborne, scientists are examining blood samples taken from infected patients in…

SCOTUS to hear gay marriage cases

  By the end of June 2015, the Supreme Court will reportedly decide if individual states are legally allowed to ban same-sex marriage.   On Friday, Jan. 16, the Supreme Court accepted several cases from same-sex couples in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Michigan after an appeals court in Cincinnati, Ohio upheld the states’ right to…

Turkish government blocks Twitter, YouTube

      Following a ban on Twitter on March 20, the Turkish government banned access to YouTube after audio of a confidential conversation among top government officials leaked Thursday, March 27.   For several weeks, social media and broadcast stations have been the main source of the leaked recordings of phone calls between Turkish…