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  • What does gay marriage ruling mean?

    What does gay marriage ruling mean?
    We asked legal experts what the Monroe County judge's ruling means for same-sex couples contemplating marriage. How does Attorney General Pam Bondi's appeal affect the ruling? "The appeal automatically stays the decision, unless the judge lifts the...
  • In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image

    In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image
    Someone tell Levick that Nigeria is, you might say, complicated. Nigeria’s Twittersphere erupted Thursday under the hashtag #SomeoneTellLevick over a government contract signed with U.S. public relations firm Levick last month — reportedly for...
  • China expresses 'strong opposition' to U.S. tire probe

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Commerce Ministry expressed strong opposition on Friday to an anti-dumping investigation started by the United States into imports of Chinese tires, the latest trade row between the world's two largest economies. The...
  • U.S. sends first planeload of moms, children back to Honduras

    U.S. sends first planeload of moms, children back to Honduras
    The first lady and her entourage were waiting. So were politicians, camera crews and aid workers in blue vests, ready to hand out suckers and balloons to toddlers pulled along by their frazzled mothers. A chartered flight that landed here Monday was the...
  • Sri Lanka court sentences four for murder of Briton, rape of fiancée

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Sri Lankan court convicted on Friday four men, including a ruling party town council member, of the murder of a British aid worker and the rape of his Russian fiancée and sentenced them to jail with hard labor for 20 years. Khuram...
  • Meet the man behind the Northwestern football ruling

    Meet the man behind the Northwestern football ruling
    Peter Sung Ohr has found it best to keep silent, ignoring emails and comments after he granted Northwestern football players "employee" status. Some have called his decision "idiotic." "Whether they think I am an idiot or they think I'm incredibly...
  • U.N. accuses Islamic State of executions, rape, child abuse in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United Nations accused Islamic State fighters in Iraq of executing religious and other leaders as well as teachers and health workers, forcibly recruiting children and raping women among acts that amounted to war crimes. A UN...
  • Syrian army, Islamic State clash near army airport: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian soldiers clashed with Islamic State militants outside a government-controlled army airport on Friday, a British-based monitoring group said, part of a major escalation of fighting between the al Qaeda offshoot and the military....
  • Restrained Dutch mark air tragedy in sorrow rather than anger

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch nation mourned 189 citizens lost in the Ukrainian air disaster in sorrow rather than anger on Friday, and Prime Minister Mark Rutte held back from pointing the figure of blame. In a country which values restraint and...
  • Only because we want to live here

    Ever since that cursed day when Gil-Ad, Eyal and Naftali were kidnapped, we bore witness to too many bad omens: The recording of the emergency call placed by one of the abductees, the fact that no serious organization took credit for the kidnapping, and...
  • Latino Advocates Knock Malloy on Central American Immigrant Children Decision

    Washington – Latino advocates are reacting with disappointment, dismay and anger over the Malloy administration's decision to reject a federal request to house up to 2,000 immigrant children from Central America at the Southbury Training School....