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Iran, world powers agree to nuclear deal framework

By Lynde Langdon
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Iran | Iran, the United States, and five world powers have agreed to the principles of a final deal on Iran’s nuclear program. International leaders including…

UN condemns ISIS for brutality against children

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | Children often pay a heavy price in armed conflicts, but in Iraq, the violence of ISIS militants has been especially brutal. Children have been beaten,

Midday Roundup: New Year’s celebrations kick off around the world

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Ringing it in. Worldwide New Year’s celebrations kicked off in the Southern Hemisphere earlier today with fireworks, concerts, and public parties. Sydney…

Study: Crime, corruption crushing poor nations

By J.C. Derrick
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Corruption | WASHINGTON—Almost $1 trillion in illicit capital left developing and emerging economies in 2012, and the problem is only growing worse, according to a new…

UN: Birth control, abortion, and sex ed key to economic success

By Kiley Crossland
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United Nations | A new UN report claims the world’s unprecedented 1.8 billion young people have the potential to propel growth and productivity in the developing world, but…

Globe Trot: Ukraine says Russian tanks rolling in

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: The Ukrainian military said Russia today has sent a column of 32 tanks and truckloads of troops into the country’s east to support pro-Russian…

Why isn’t the UN protecting religious liberty whistleblowers?

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | NEW YORK—Heiner Bielefeldt, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, said the UN is not doing enough to protect its sources who report…

Midday Roundup: Obama woos allies at the UN

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Diplomacy and coffee. President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly this morning, urging other nations to follow America’s lead in…

Emma Watson, men, and modern feminism

By Caroline Leal
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Culture | In the wake of multiple highly publicized incidents involving athletes from the National Football League, the past few weeks have been filled with discussions…

Obama to announce Ebola aid, possible military intervention

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | With Ebola now infecting more than 4,784 West Africans, killing at least 2,400 of them, the world—from Cuba to the United States—is stepping up its…

Obama to bypass Congress for global climate deal

By Daniel James Devine
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Climate | President Barack Obama plans to sidestep Congress—once again—in order to combat climate change. This time it involves hammering out a global agreement to…

Globe Trot: Afghan’s presumed president-elect agrees to polling place audit

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Officials may have averted a meltdown, but the country remains in a political crisis a day after presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah…

 
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