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To gay groups, St. Patrick's parade ends an era of exclusion

Mar 17, 2016

To gay groups, St. Patrick's parade ends an era of exclusion

For 20 years, Irish-American Emmaia Gelman has been on the sidelines of New York’s storied St. Patrick’s Day Parade every March, protesting instead of participating. But on Thursday, Gelman will finally march up Fifth Avenue. A year after a limited easing of the parade’s ...

Denmark named happiest nation; Japan frowns at 53rd

Mar 17, 2016

Denmark named happiest nation; Japan frowns at 53rd

Denmark and Switzerland are the No. 1 and No. 2 happiest nations, while crisis-torn Syria and Burundi are the most miserable, according to a global ranking released Wednesday. The 2016 World Happiness Report seeks to quantify happiness as a means of making societies healthier ...