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LESVOS, Greece - Sept. 4, 2015 A German volunteer helps an Afghan family that has just come by boat from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesvos, where they touch European soil for the first time since fleeing conflict and poverty in their homeland.
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'It's Just Not Going to Stop'

The island of Lesvos, a prime tourist destination in Greece, is currently hosting more than 10,000 stranded migrants and has become a hotspot in the ongoing crisis. "It’s just not going to stop,” said Philippa Kempson, a volunteer who tries to help the new arrivals

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Climate Change Negotiators Undeterred by Slow Progress

Climate change advocates at a conference in Bonn, Germany this week lamented the slow pace of crucial negotiations on how to curb global warming—but several leaders said they remained optimistic that a final deal is within reach

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis

Jailed Kentucky Clerk Not Backing Down

Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for contempt after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, will remain in custody without resigning, her lawyer said. The Liberty Council will appeal the court's ruling

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American Indian Tribes Get Into the Pot Business

Ever since the U.S. Department of Justice released a memo that seemed to open the door for the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes to begin growing and selling marijuana on their land, dozens of tribes have weighed the risks and opportunities

Democratic Presidential Candidates Speak At DNC Summer Meeting In Minneapolis

Clinton: Trump is an ‘Unfortunate Development’

In her third national television interview since launching her campaign, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump's candidacy "an unfortunate development," and expressed regret over the controversy surrounding her personal email server

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks in New York

Donald Trump Stumbles on Foreign Policy

The Republican presidential front-runner revealed holes in his knowledge of world affairs, appearing to conflate the Kurdish people with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's overseas force as well as confusing the names and leaders of Islamist extremist groups

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Opponents of Iran Deal Still Hope for Vote

Opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement have given up trying to block it. Now they're just hoping for a final Senate vote on a resolution disapproving it — even though such a resolution would be vetoed by the President

Joe Biden speaks at meeting with Jewish community leaders at David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie

Joe Biden: 'I Just Don't Know' About 2016 Bid

Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday he remains uncertain whether he will mount a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, expressing doubts about whether his family has the "emotional energy" for a run

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway Is Losing Roles to Younger Actresses

“I can’t complain about it because I benefited from it,” she said in an interview, “When I was in my early 20s, parts would be written for women in their 50s and I would get them. And now I’m in my early 30s and I’m like, ‘Why did that 24-year-old get that part?’”


Drowned Boy and Family Buried in Syrian Home Town

The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece, has buried his wife and two sons in their hometown of Kobani, returning them to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled