December 2012 Archives

Supreme Court to hear cases on gay marriage

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Exiled Hamas leader visits Gaza

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By Libby Ryan

Hamas leader, Khaled Meshal, returned to the Gaza Strip after more than thirty years in exile on Friday.

Meshal left the West Bank in 1967 and returned only once in 1975, according to the Washington Post.

Meshal survived an assassination attempt by Israel in 1997, said NPR.

The Hamas leader kissed the ground when he crossed the border from Egypt into his former home.

Minneapolis appoints first gay police chief

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The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to appoint a new police chief, the first lesbian woman to serve in the position.

JaneƩ Harteau previously served as the assistant chief of police in Minneapolis and is the first woman and openly gay person to be appointed to the position, according to the Star Tribune.

Mayor R.T. Rybak praised Harteau for her "willingness to step forward for what is absolutely the toughest job in the city", said Advocate.com.

Asperger's taken off list of disorders

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The American Psychiatric Association will no longer list Asperger's disorder in the new diagnostic manual after changes to the rewrite were approved Saturday.

This is first major rewrite to the diagnostic manual in 20 years, according to the New York Times.

The manual determines what doctors consider symptoms of mental disorders and shape who gets what sorts of treatments.

The Huffington Post said that full revisions will be evident when the manual is published in May.

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