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  • The top 11 promposals in 2013

    It's prom season. What's your prom proposal/promposal going to be?What? Wait wait wait, hold on. You're telling me you didn't write an original song, choreograph a routine for it, and present it flash mob-style to your dream high school prom date? Well, listen up rookie, you've got a lot to learn. Promposals these days are elaborately produced mating rituals — think of Planet Earth's Birds of Paradise and mash it up with your favorite episode of Glee. Then upload it to YouTube because this isn't about your exuberant manifestation of true love, it's about that special someone. Don't they deserve Internet fame? Sometimes done well enough to gain national attention – I'm looking at you Kate Upton fan –  sometimes too cringeworthy to view, here are 11 promposals you need to consider before planning your own. 

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  • Why Obama can't (and shouldn't) close the income gap

    President Obama's recent comments about income inequality have reignited the debate over whether the government can help reduce it. But even if the government can take on income inequality, should it? 

  • Venezuela's Maduro still waiting on Washington's recognition

    More than a month since Maduro was elected Venezuelan president by less than 2 percent of the vote, the US has not recognized his victory. A partial recount of the ballot is currently underway.

  • Frontier fort found: Revolutionary War battle in Georgia

    Frontier fort found on a farm in Georgia was the scene of a 1779 shootout with British troops. The frontier fort was found by archeologists midway between Athens and Augusta.

  • The top 11 promposals in 2013

    It's prom season. What's your prom proposal/promposal going to be?What? Wait wait wait, hold on. You're telling me you didn't write an original song, choreograph a routine for it, and present it flash mob-style to your dream high school prom date? Well, listen up rookie, you've got a lot to learn. Promposals these days are elaborately produced mating rituals — think of Planet Earth's Birds of Paradise and mash it up with your favorite episode of Glee. Then upload it to YouTube because this isn't about your exuberant manifestation of true love, it's about that special someone. Don't they deserve Internet fame? Sometimes done well enough to gain national attention – I'm looking at you Kate Upton fan –  sometimes too cringeworthy to view, here are 11 promposals you need to consider before planning your own. 

  • Primitive fish may shed light on evolution of limbs

    Once thought to be extinct, the coelacanth (through its DNA) is aiding scientists in their growing understanding of evolution. When inserted into mice, the fish's DNA causes the mammals to grow limbs. In the fish the same DNA codes for fins, not limbs. 

  • Change Agent Herschel Walker tells soldiers: 'Don't be afraid to ask for help'

    The former NFL superstar openly shares his struggles with mental problems – and the help he's received – with soldiers, including some who are struggling to adjust after duty in the Middle East.

  • Latin America Monitor Propaganda and self-censorship in Venezuelan media

    The media will play an important role in the lead-up to Venezuela's April 14 election, and the specific reach and polarization of TV channels contributes to uneven political terrain, writes WOLA.

  • Eugene Patterson, newspaperman worth admiring and civil rights voice, dies at 89

    Pulitzer Prize-wining editor and columnist, Eugene Patterson, famous for his moving argument for civil rights in the column, 'A Flower for the Graves,' passed away Saturday. Patterson was editor of the Atlanta Constitution, as well as managing editor of the Washington Post, and editor of the St. Petersburg Times. 

  • Change Agent Search for Common Ground uses TV soaps to promote peace

    Now in its 30th year Search for Common Ground uses a variety of methods, including TV soap operas, to build peace and avoid conflict in 30 countries around the world.

  • Retailers prepare for possible ports strike next month

    A dock workers union may authorize a strike at the end of September if a contract deal isn't reached. The strike would affect ports up and down the East Coast.