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  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of the U.S. Congress next month as lawmakers weigh legislation that would tighten sanctions on Iran. The invitation to...
  • Women's World Cup to go forward on artificial turf

    Women's World Cup to go forward on artificial turf
    A coalition of women's soccer players led by U.S. star Abby Wambach has withdrawn its gender discrimination suit against FIFA and will play this summer's World Cup in Canada on artificial turf. The men's tournament has always been played on grass and in...
  • France grants French citizenship to Muslim man who saved lives at kosher grocery in Paris

    French authorities on Tuesday honored a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists as a hero and granted him French citizenship. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve praised Muslim Lassana Bathily, 24, for his...
  • Saudi Arabia's free-speech crackdown linked to war on terror and critical support of clerics

    A man is given 50 lashes in a public square for "insulting Islam" on a liberal blog. Another is arrested for filming and uploading a woman's public beheading. Two females are imprisoned and put on trial for writing on Twitter in support of women driving....
  • US ambassador to UN: Ugandan rebel commander arrives at international court to face justice

    A commander from a fearsome Ugandan rebel group known for abducting and torturing children was taken into custody early Wednesday at the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges including murder and enslavement, the U.S. Ambassador to the...
  • David Gans: A simple plan to increase small political donations

    David Gans: A simple plan to increase small political donations
    The U.S. campaign finance system is badly broken and desperately in need of new solutions. In 5-4 rulings in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, five years ago Wednesday in 2010, and McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2014,...
  • US lead negotiator with Cuba is known for breaking barriers

    WASHINGTON The leader of the U.S. delegation to this week's talks on normalizing relations with Cuba has a reputation for determination and expertise at the State Department, where she flouted custom with an unlikely rise from rank-and-file civil...
  • Will comrade Kim go flying? Why Moscow might be right for North Korean leader's world debut

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is looking increasingly likely to visit Russia in his first trip abroad since taking power three years ago, giving the world an unprecedented chance to see him at work on the international stage. Moscow has invited many...
  • Plan for paved bike path across Everglades moves forward

    Plan for paved bike path across Everglades moves forward
    A proposal for a paved bike trail across the Everglades moved closed to reality this month, with the release of a draft feasibility study for a 76-mile path that would run next to Tamiami Trail. But groundbreaking remains years away if it takes place at...
  • The Palestinians' decision to join the ICC deserves support

    The Israel exception to Western governments' human rights principles has been starkly on display in the reaction to the Palestinian Authority's decision to join the International Criminal Court. In Washington, Ottawa, Paris and London, as well as Tel...
  • Pummeled by US-led airstrikes, Islamic State group loses ground in symbolic battle for Kobani

    With more than a thousand militants killed and territory slipping away, the Islamic State group is losing its grip on the Syrian border town of Kobani under intense U.S.-led airstrikes and astonishingly stiff resistance by Kurdish fighters. It is a...