With a hashtag and the click of a button, people are standing up for what they believe in.
Di-Tu Dissassa, a graduate assistant at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, posted an Instagram photo of herself holding a sign with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls in support of the more than 200 missing girls in Nigeria.
She says she posted the photo as part of an initiative by her school's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, where she works.
If you ask me to boil down the modern doctor-patient relationship to its most basic elements, cholesterol pretty much sums it up.
No single concept has permeated American medical culture to the extent of our anxiety about cholesterol.
It doesn't matter if you're old or young, male or female, rich or poor, educated or not. Whether you love American-style high-tech medical care or forswear it for an Eastern-oriented herbal approach, patients from all perspectives come to me and fret about their cholesterol.
Two U.S. embassy officers in Yemen shot and killed two armed men in Sanaa last month.
"The Embassy officers are no longer in Yemen," State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said in a written statement. "Per standard procedure for any such incident involving embassy officers overseas, this matter is under review."
Harf added that the officers fired because the armed individuals were attempting to kidnap them.
There was a near-miss in the skies above Tallahassee recently. According to a Federal Aviation Administration official, an American Airlines regional jet nearly collided with a "small, remotely piloted aircraft" — a drone — cruising 2,300-feet above sea level.
Exactly who was flying the unmanned aircraft remains unknown, but drones are becoming increasingly common in U.S. skies. This week in North Dakota, the FAA began allowing tests of drones for agricultural purposes.