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Episcopal Church to allow same-sex marriages

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Episcopal Church says it will permit weddings for same-sex couples after members approved the change at a meeting of its governing body.<p>The decision by the church, which has about 1.9 million members in the United States, follows the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision last week to …

Same-Sex Couples

Washington Navy Yard: Police say 'all clear' after lockdown

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Federal law enforcement has given the "all clear" at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning, after a lockdown forced workers to hold-in-place and filled the Southeast D.C. neighborhood with police and ambulance vehicles.<p>The U.S. Navy tweeted that the facility was under …

Jeff Zeleny

Spotify must change its free music service, says Universal records

First it was Taylor Swift, now the music label giant Universal is joining the chorus of those who fear Spotify's free music service is damaging the industry<p>A major new row has broken out over the Spotify music streaming service which some musicians accuse of devaluing their product by allowing …

Obama doesn't buy Netanyahu flip on Palestinian statehood

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It doesn't matter how many times Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now says he still wants a two-state solution with the Palestinians. The White House is refusing to take him at his word.<p>"We take him at his word when he said that it wouldn't happen during his prime …

Israel

Look what these homes are hiding

If these walls could talk, the secrets they could tell.<p>Builders are getting requests to create hidden rooms in private homes, toserve as home offices, reading rooms, home theaters, wine cellars, children's play spaces or security zones.<p>"People are realizing they're not just for the movies, anyone …

Real Estate

Fla. police: 2 children killed, baby critically injured, mom facing charges

<b>(CNN) —</b> She stood there, injured and holding a knife, outside her Florida home.<p>That image is horrifying enough, but nothing compared to what police say they found inside.<p>All three of that woman's children were unresponsive when officers encountered them Friday evening, including a 7-year-old girl …

Crime

Russia warns Denmark its warships could become nuclear targets

Russia tells Denmark not to join Nato missile shield or face becoming a target for Russian missiles<p>Russia has gone on the offensive in the Baltic, warning Denmark that if it joins Nato’s missile defence shield, its navy will be a legitimate target for a Russian nuclear attack.<p>“I don’t think that …

Euro hits new 11.5-year dollar low as ECB starts QE

The euro dives to a new 11.5-year low against the dollar as the European Central Bank kicks off its 1.1 tn euro bond-buying programme © AFP Bertrand Langlois<p>London (AFP) - The euro dived Monday to a new 11.5-year low against the dollar as the European Central Bank kicked off its radical …