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Official: 62.1 percent vote in favor of same-sex marriage in Ireland

By Maria Baer
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Marriage | UPDATE: The official tally shows that 62.1 percent voted “yes” in Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum. OUR EARLIER REPORT (9:05 a.m.):

The on campus pot calling the kettle black

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Higher Education | Temple University in Philadelphia is starting a Confucius Institute (CI) for the purpose of teaching Chinese language and culture. What makes that dicey is…

Globe Trot: Osama bin Laden’s treasure trove of documents

By Mindy Belz
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International | OBL: Among the trove of documents from Osama bin Laden declassified this week was an application for joining al Qaeda. IRELAND: Polls are open today for a…

Globe Trot: Ancient Syrian city falls to ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: ISIS (or Islamic State) has seized parts of the ancient city of Palmyra. Here’s real-time footage from today. But as writer Ann Voskamp points…

Gambia agrees to resettle Rohingya migrants stranded at sea

By Anna K. Poole
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Persecution | For Muslim Rohingyas, one of the most persecuted people groups in the world, today’s horizon has a flash of hope. Late Tuesday, Gambia’s government agreed…

Vaccines & Viruses: Troubled trials for Ebola vaccine

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Confounded results. After killing more than 4,700 people in Liberia, the Ebola virus has stopped spreading there, according to health officials who declared…

U.S. aided arms flow from Benghazi to Syria

By J.C. Derrick
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Benghazi | Disclosure could have a ripple effect on the 2016 election

Globe Trot: Nepal’s continued quakes leave mental, emotional scars

By Mindy Belz
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International | NEPAL: There have not been just two earthquakes in Nepal, there have been well over 100 quakes registering at a magnitude of 4 or higher since the initial…

U.S. raid kills top ISIS commander

By Leigh Jones
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ISIS | U.S. commandos conducting a rare ground raid in Syria overnight killed Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) leader Abu Sayyaf, captured his wife, and freed a Yazidi…

Will the UN pressure Boko Haram’s pregnant captives to abort?

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Nigeria’s military recently has rescued hundreds of women and girls abducted by the violent Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Many are pregnant, likely…

Globe Trot: Obama’s Arab summit includes notable no-shows

By Mindy Belz
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International | ARAB SUMMIT: The no-shows at Camp David this week included Saudi Arabia’s King Salman—and appear a deliberate snub over White House warming to Iran. But…

Tensions between U.S., China escalate over island dispute

By Rob Holmes
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Foreign Policy | China’s massive land reclamation in the South China Sea will be on the agenda when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Beijing this weekend. His…

 
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