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Senate's Immigration Reform Bill Is Declared Dead At One Year Old

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Crowded By Two Shaky States, Turkey Shifts Its Weight In Policy

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Chet Kanojia is the founder and CEO of Aereo, which is fighting big broadcasters over its tiny antenna.

The Binge-Watch Before The Purge, Now That Aereo Is Likely Done

The Supreme Court gave broadcasters a big win this week in their battle against the startup service Aereo. Subscribers in select cities have been watching and recording live broadcast TV with Aereo, at a cost of $8 to $12 a month. But what happens to consumers now that the service is illegal?

The CRISPR enzyme (green and red) binds to a stretch of double-stranded DNA (purple and red), preparing to snip out the faulty part.

A CRISPR Way To Fix Faulty Genes

Scientists from many areas of biology are flocking to a technique that allows them to work inside cells, making changes in specific genes far faster — and for far less money — than ever before.

Takeaways From Supreme Court Rulings On Buffer Zones, Recess Picks

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two major rulings on Thursday: one that narrows protections for patients and employees outside abortion clinics, and another that narrows the president's power to fill top government positions temporarily without the Senate's consent.

Both rulings were technically unanimous because all nine justices agreed on the bottom-line outcome, but in fact both were 5-to-4 rulings with fiery disagreements expressed by the minority.

Here are summaries of the two cases and the arguments for and against them.

Remembering Salwa Bugaighis, The Libyan Advocate Who Took On Ghadafi

Marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana cooperative in Seattle. A U.N. report says the use and potency of cannabis is on the rise in the U.S.

Higher Pot Use In U.S., Report Says

Marijuana use in the United States has gone up as the public perception of the drug's risk has gone down, and the potency of the drug has also increased, according to a new United Nations report.

Isbel Diaz Torres is a LGBT activist in Cuba. He sees his fight for equality as an extension of Cuba's socialist revolution.

On Being Gay, And Socialist, In Cuba Today

It was very late at night the last time Isbel Diaz Torres and his boyfriend were stopped by Cuban police.

"They asked for our IDs, which is a rare procedure," Diaz recalls.

The policeman then dropped the men's IDs on the floor.

"'That's very funny for you, a very funny thing to do," Diaz, an LGBT activist, said to the policeman. "'Because you want to humiliate me, that's right?' "

He took the policeman's information down and went to the station to report him.

"It wouldn't change anything, but it is my civic duty," the 38-year-old Diaz says.