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Will FIFA’s scandal damage U.S. youth soccer?

By Jae Wasson
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Sports | Dave Carton grew up dreading rainy Saturdays. He looked forward to his club soccer games all week and rain could ruin the game. Growing up in Ireland, soccer…

Dollars and Sense: Mixed economic news hasn’t hurt the stock markets—yet

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Bad news is good news. The stock markets keep setting record highs, but the economy itself seems to be sputtering. The explanation is pretty simple:

Soccer fans, players skeptical of FIFA chief’s claim of innocence


By Abby Reese
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Sports | In the wake of FIFA executives’ arrests on Wednesday, European soccer teams are calling for soccer’s governing body to clean house, starting at the top.

Inside Ireland’s marriage makeover

By Joseph Slife
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Marriage | The outcome of an Irish national referendum to redefine marriage was stunning in a land once deeply Christian and solidly Roman Catholic. Ireland narrowly…

Dutch court: Euthanasia no longer requires a doctor’s order

Dutch court: Euthanasia no longer requires a doctor’s order

By Courtney Crandell
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Euthanasia | A Dutch appeals court has cleared a man charged with assisting his 99-year-old mother to commit suicide in a case that could expand the country’s euthanasia…

Midday Roundup: B.B. King, the King of Blues, dead at 89

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Guitar hero. Blues legend B.B. King died in Las Vegas on Thursday. He was 89. King’s musical career spanned more than a half-century and influenced…

Britain’s ‘miraculous’ results

By Cal Thomas
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Britain | BELFAST, Northern Ireland—“Shocked,” “surprised,” “stunned” were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political “experts,”

Is U.S. draw-down in Europe encouraging Russian aggression?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Shortly after the start of his first term, President Barack Obama, in addition to seeking a foreign policy “reset” with Russia, began to accelerate the…

Dollars and Sense: Jobs picture improves as recovery plods along

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season winds down. First-quarter earnings season began with lowered expectations, proceeded with better-than-expected performance, and ended with…

Globe Trot: Obama to skip Armenian genocide commemoration

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: U.S. President Barack Obama will not use the word “genocide” this year when commemorating the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the…

Israel at age 67: Slammed if you do, dead if you don’t

By Marvin Olasky
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Israel | In the fine movie Witness , an Amish child at a Pennsylvania railroad station at first thinks a bearded old Hassidic Jew in a dark, full-length coat is one of…

Globe Trot: Muslims toss Christians into sea during migration attempt

By Mindy Belz
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International | ITALY: Muslim migrants threw overboard 12 Christians during a recent crossing from Libya to Italy. The survivors, mostly migrant workers from Africa, kept…

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