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  • By Bethany Blankley | Watchdog.org
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Child marriage – when a minor under age 18 is married – is legal in 49 U.S. states, accounting for judicial exceptions. In 25 states, no statutory absolute minimum age for marriage exists. To clarify, this means that minors can legally marry another minor or an adult in at least 25 states.

Mike Boston is a music producer and founder of MobileStü, a mobile recording studio giving the city’s youth a chance to be heard. With a truck equipped with recording tools, Mike helps kids in the community create their own hip-hop tracks, giving them a way to express themselves through musi…

At the age of 34, Aleksander Doba paddled his first kayak. From there began a love affair with the sea that continues nearly four decades later. Driven by a fearless curiosity, Aleksander took to exploring the world from the seat of a kayak. In 2017, at the age of 70, he kayaked across the A…

Lake Titicaca in Peru is a lagoon made up of approximately 70 man-made islands. The central island serves as a hub, home to over 500 residents. Living afloat isn’t for everyone, but the Uros, a small South American tribe, have created and maintained this unique lifestyle for many years. The …

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BOZEMAN — It was the talk of the boardwalk. Everyone had heard that there was an unusually active geyser at Yellowstone National Park in the Norris Geyser Basin, near the center of the park. A sign close to the parking lot showed the way, and a quarter-mile later visitors hit the platform above Steamboat Geyser, wondering aloud whether it was the one.

Lake Titicaca in Peru is a lagoon made up of approximately 70 man-made islands. The central island serves as a hub, home to over 500 residents. Living afloat isn’t for everyone, but the Uros, a small South American tribe, have created and maintained this unique lifestyle for many years. The …

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The Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of the Treasury said Wednesday they plan to issue guidance addressing workarounds some states, including Illinois, are crafting to get around new limitations on deductions of state and local taxes.

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Thirty-nine years ago on Friday, May 25, American Airlines Flight 191 crashed shortly after takeoff from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. All 258 passengers and 13 crew members on board were killed, as were two people on the ground. The 273 fatalities stand to this day as the deadliest aviation accident in the United States.

Meet Musetta, a common squirrel monkey at the Greater Vancouver Zoo. Native to the rainforests of the Amazon basin, these primates have distinct features making them, well, not so common after all. The color of their fur can range from olive green to yellow, and they communicate using up to …

Annie Londonderry gained infamy for being the first woman to bicycle around the world—all in only 15 months. But the story is a little more complicated than that. During a time when very few women rode bicycles, legend has it that Annie accepted a wager to circumnavigate the world on two whe…

Seventy miles off the coast of mainland Japan is the small island of Okinawa, home to some of the most unique seaweed in the world. Mozuku is a rare underwater delicacy found off the mainland coast. Each fall, farmer Tadashi Oshiro uses a special technique to sustainably harvest the seaweed.…

While studying in the United States, Adetayo Bamiduro and Chinedu Azodoh knew they wanted to effect change back home in Nigeria. They realized that traffic—which steals hours from the average Nigerian’s day—was just the problem to solve. So they teamed up to create Max.ng, a mobile app that …

Seventy miles off the coast of mainland Japan is the small island of Okinawa, home to some of the most unique seaweed in the world. Mozuku is a rare underwater delicacy found off the mainland coast. Each fall, farmer Tadashi Oshiro uses a special technique to sustainably harvest the seaweed.…

Some of the most ordinary things have origins that are a little bit extraordinary. We learn about the high schooler responsible for today's American flag, uncover the hidden truth of salmon sushi and learn how the people of London once got up for a long day's work.

Straight outta Chengdu, China, the Higher Brothers are making Sichuan hip-hop a global sensation. It all started when the four friends spent a winter holed up in a tiny bedroom writing songs about their beloved childhood cartoon, “Haier Brothers.” The guys began to mix trap beats with local …

He was inside Jabba the Hut in “Return of the Jedi,” helped make “The Muppets” come alive and has been pulling the strings on Yoda since he was 19 years old. Meet Dave Barclay, the puppet master, builder and animatronic supervisor responsible for some of your favorite characters on film and …

In India, Charlie Chaplin continues to be popular—so popular, in fact, that there’s a whole fan club dedicated to celebrating and impersonating the famous comic actor. The Charlie Circle Foundation is the brainchild of Ashok Sukhumal Aswani, a doctor practicing ayurvedic medicine in the town…

Let’s go to the zoo! But you know us ... this won’t be a typical visit. Have breakfast fit for a bear in Oakland, hang with the Cincinnati Zoo’s busy babysitter and visit a special place in Florida where both zookeepers and animals are getting second chances.

  • Carmen McCollum carmen.mccollum@nwi.com, 219-852-4328
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While local school superintendents remain adamant against arming teachers and other school personnel as a precaution in the event of a school shooter like the one Friday at Santa Fe High School in Texas, some state school districts are embracing the idea.