The Unicode Consortium had previously backed only one skin color, a yellow-orange tone it considered generic. But the group threw away that approach after a wide call for more variety.
Today's injunction takes effect in one week, depending on whether the state appeals. The judge in the case said the state's ban on marriage between people of the same sex violates the 14th Amendment.
In Georgia, the statewide campaigns worked hard to appeal to voters disillusioned with the status quo. The biggest concentration of those voters could be found in Middle Georgia.
A Sunni Muslim tribe in central Iraq braves nightly shelling and threats from the Islamic State, refusing the group's orders to join its movement. But they say they need help.
The U.S. is now the world's largest oil producer, and some worry that falling prices could mean an industry slowdown. But with production costs also falling, drillers are unlikely to cut back soon.
The city's public schools have lurched from one crisis to the next. The latest: canceling the contract with the teachers' union. Just about everyone worries that there's no long-term fix in sight.
The governor's race in one of the bluest states in the nation has gotten uncomfortably tight.
With the help of online data, doctors and public health officials are tracking the spread of illnesses and predicting where they might strike next. The analyses also provide clues for prevention.
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Farmers will haul in a record-breaking harvest of soybeans and corn this year, but they could be victims of their own success: Prices for these crops, falling for months, are at five-year lows.