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Europe's Summer of Migrants

A wave of migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe has spiked this summer despite regional turmoil dating back years. The rush of migrants is partly explained by the natural momentum of mass migration, but it has also been caused by German's Angela Merkel

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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

Jonathan Beebe-Franqui, Dwayne Beebe-Franqui

Gay Couples Given Marriage Licenses in Ky. County

A gay couple emerged from the office of a defiant county clerk with a marriage license in hand, embracing and crying after a lengthy standoff that landed the clerk in jail for her refusal to issue the licenses because she opposed same-sex marriage

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

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11-Year-Old Boy Shoots and Kills Teen

An 11-year old St. Louis boy shot and killed another 16-year-old boy during what police say was a home invasion, though eyewitnesses dispute that description of the event. The teen had tried to break into the house several times, according to authorities