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12 states that still ban same-sex marriage

What a difference a couple of years makes.

A federal judge has struck down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage, calling it an "unabashedly gender-specific…

Asians, Asian Americans

Asian Americans are catching white Americans in the wealth race

Asians are on their way to toppling whites as the wealthiest group in America.

Asians have had higher median incomes than their white counterparts, according…

Tax astronaut

8 tax audit red flags

Budget cuts at the IRS may mean fewer audits this year. But that doesn't mean everyone will get away scot-free.

While chances are low that your return will be…

S.F. renters abandoning pets

No dogs allowed: San Francisco's pet housing crisis

The housing crunch in San Francisco isn't just forcing out lower income renters, it's forcing out Fido, too. The animal welfare nonprofit SF SPCA says there's…

Honda transgender granddaughter

House Dem supports transgender granddaughter

Rep. Mike Honda this week became one of the first lawmakers in Congress to support the idea of a gender spectrum and publicly announce a family member, his…

Wealth, race gap

Report: Whites have 12 times the wealth of blacks

The typical white family had accumulated more than $134,200 in wealth in 2013, while black families scraped together a little more than $11,000 and Hispanic…


Scanadu, the medical Tricorder for our times

In 2013, an Illinois man convinced several investors to fund a revolutionary medical device, to the tune of over $25 million.

He called it the "McCoy Home…

Children becoming conscious of body image at younger age

Kids as young as 5 concerned about body image

Kids are starting to develop concerns about body image at younger ages than you might think, according to a recent report by the child advocacy group Common…

Year of the Sheep

Superstitious couples shun 'sheep' babies

Newly married, Zhang Xun was keen to try for a baby -- at least until friends told her that any child born in the upcoming Year of the Sheep would face a…

Graduation, graduates, Harvard

Report: Rich 8 times more likely to get college degree

The massive gap in college graduation rates between rich and and poor is growing even wider.

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