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It's not a most wonderful time of the year for all Americans, as 1.3 million face a loss of unemployment benefits if Congress doesn't act by Dec. 28.
The WIPO, an agency of the United Nations, along with several other entities has published the Global Innovation Index that seeks to assess and rank innovation abilities and innovation results among the countries of the world
Rory's McIlroy's year began with a coronation. He was the star attraction at what felt like a rock concert, with music blaring and lasers flashing in a room at Abu Dhabi to celebrate the No. 1 player in golf joining Nike's stable.
Some called him Tata ("Father"). Others affectionately called him by his clan name, Madiba. The world knew him as Nelson Mandela. It was June 1990 when this force of nature, this dignified man, came to America months after being released from RobbensIsland.
The plot of "Philomena" seems preposterous. A teenage girl forced to give up her out-of-wedlock child in 1950s Catholic Ireland searches for him half a century later, only to discover he carried his own secret shame: He was a closeted homosexual in the highest ranks of the Republican Party in the U.S.
Two homosexual U.S. ambassadors and their partners have settled into their posts in Australia and the Dominican Republic — both nations that ban gay marriages.