Project 515 ends after same-sex marriage battle won Project 515 got its start in 2006, when states across the country were considering bans on same-sex marriage. It was named for the 515 state laws that treated same-sex couples differently than straight couples.4:49 p.m.
In Mpls., Obama aims to humanize economic woes President Obama held a town hall style meeting Thursday, after eating a Jucy Lucy at Matt's with Minnesota woman Rebekah Erler. After, he walked down St. Paul's Grand Ave. and stopped for ice cream. He will also deliver a speech at the Lake Harriet bandshell on Friday.5:20 p.m.
In New Iraqi Conflict, 'Sunni Awakening' Stays Dormant
During the U.S. war in Iraq, American forces paid Sunni tribal leaders in the western and northern regions of the country to turn against al-Qaida. The episode was called the "Sunni Awakening." But now, with ISIS consolidating its gains in these same regions, the tribes involved in the Awakening are cutting deals with the militant group or staying on the sidelines entirely. Shashank Bengali of The Los Angeles Times explains.
Crowded By Two Shaky States, Turkey Shifts Its Weight In Policy
The chaos in Iraq has Turks reconsidering their opposition to autonomy for Iraq's Kurds. Turks have viewed the issue as too provocative for the millions of Kurds living in Turkey; now, though, more Turks see the Kurds as a possible security buffer between Turkey and Iraqi extremists.
A Century From Archduke's Death, Spotlight Turns Back To Bosnia
Bosnia has been buried in historic floods and paralyzed by political dysfunction. Now, locals in Sarajevo are frustrated that the world has only begun focusing on the region for the upcoming anniversary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination, which helped trigger World War I.
A CRISPR Way To Fix Faulty Genes
This technique for manipulating genes borrows a strategy from the way bacteria fight viruses. It's still experimental, but the possibilities excite medical researchers hoping to tailor treatments.