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  1. Q&A: Status of humanitarian aid in Gaza

    Human Interest

    Humanitarian aid in Gaza

    Is Israel allowing external international humanitarian aid into Gaza, for example, Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, etc.?

  2. Q&A:

    Human Interest

    Case of the ducknappers

    So what happened to the "ducknappers" in Tampa that someone followed a few weeks ago?

  3. Q&A: Gas tax, Israeli army, restaurant opening

    Human Interest

    Florida's gas tax

    How much is Florida's tax on gasoline, and how does it compare with other states?

  4. Q&A: White House china, top TV events

    Human Interest

    White House china

    I noticed a reference to the Clintons stealing china when they left the White House. I didn't know about that, but did hear that they vandalized the White House and took or destroyed computers. President Bill Clinton also did a lot of last-minute pardoning. Was this true?

  5. Q&A: All about soccer

    Human Interest

    Ask the Times

    Soccer's stoppage time

  6. Q&A: Median ages, Bowe Bergdahl

    Human Interest

    Ask the Times

    Counties' median ages

  7. Q&A: Sweepstakes lawsuits, lost mail

    Human Interest

    Ask the Times

    Sweepstakes lawsuits

  8. A look at where gay marriage legal challenges stand across U.S.


    SALT LAKE CITY — State same-sex marriage bans have been falling around the country since June 2013, when the nation's highest court ordered the federal government to recognize gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges to overturn them.

    Derek Kitchen, right, and Moudi Sbeity kiss as they hold their certificate of mutual commitment at their home, in Salt Lake City. A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled for the first time that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court. [Associated Press]
  9. Q&A: What's next for Aereo after Supreme Court ruling?


    NEW YORK — The Supreme Court dealt Internet startup Aereo a major setback on Wednesday in ruling that the television-over-the-Internet service operates much like a cable TV company. As a result, the service violates copyright law unless Aereo pays broadcasters licensing fees for offering TV stations to customers' …

    This image provided by Aereo shows a streaming broadcast of Bob the Builder on the New York PBS station, WNET 13. The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Aereo has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.  [Associated Press]
  10. Why your pee smells after asparagus, and other musings


    LOL, FBI can haz its guide to Web slang

    The summer solstice came to prehistoric Stonehenge monument, near Salisbury, England, on Saturday. The party’s clamor may have mimicked a noisy past of rock banging and clanging.