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Same-Sex Marriage Ban Survives Challenge in Tennessee

Tennessee’s same-sex marriage ban has survived a constitutional challenge in court, the first prohibition to withstand such a challenge in almost 14 …

Jewish group asks French minister to rename Death to Jews hamlet

A prominent Jewish group has sent a letter to France's interior minister to demand that a tiny hamlet south of Paris called Death to Jews be renamed.<p>The Simon Wiesenthal Centre's director of international affairs, Shimon Samuels, wrote to Bernard Cazeneuve, saying he was "shocked to discover the …

The Week in Review: What Defines an American?

In 1993, 12-year-old Jose Antonio Vargas boarded a flight in his native Philippines and landed in the United States, where he’s lived ever since as …

Bowe Bergdahl's lawyer: He is 'ready for the next chapter' of his life

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has returned to active duty, but his attorney believes he is looking toward life after the military.<p>Matt Lauer asked Eugene Fidell, the freed soldier's lead counsel in the Army's investigation of the circumstances surrounding his capture by the Taliban in 2009, if …

Rammasun Becomes a Super Typhoon on Approach to China

<i>Update: July 17, 11:30 p.m. ET: Super Typhoon Rammasun, as it is now officially classified by the Chinese Meteorological Administration, is set to</i> …

White House faces resistance as it navigates response to border crisis

The White House is meeting growing resistance from both the left and the right as it pushes a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill to tackle the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing into South Texas.<p>The crisis of unaccompanied youths at the border has burst into …

Lawmakers travel to Central America, express concern on immigration

A group of California legislators has conveyed concern in person to the president of El Salvador about the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America who are traveling illegally to the United States, Senate President Pro Tem<p>Darrell Steinbergsaid Thursday.<p>Steinberg is leading the delegation …

Elaine Stritch, famed Broadway actor and TV star, dies aged 89

Elaine Stritch, the loud, funny and frank star of Broadway and Hollywood, died at her home in Michigan on Thursday. She was 89.<p>Stritch was born in 1925, attended finishing school and then the New School, in New York City, for drama. Stritch's career started in New York theater in the 1940s, …

Despite oil rig removal, China and Vietnam row still simmers

A message blared from the loudspeakers of Vietnam Coast Guard vessel CSB-8003 and echoed across the deep azure waters of the South China Sea. "This is a warning! Remove your vessels immediately!" said the automated Chinese voice. "You must remove your vessels and the Haiyang Shiyou-981 oil rig – …

World Health Organization quietly endorses drug decriminalization

Buried in a report on HIV is an unexpected opinion from the organization<p>The United Nations approves of the criminalization of narcotics. But the World Health Organization, a branch of the UN, apparently disagrees.<p>The <i>Economist</i> has flagged a report on prevention and treatment for HIV in groups most …

NBC Reportedly Pulls Reporter Who Witnessed Child Deaths From Gaza

According to the report, by Glenn Greenwald, NBC executives said the decision was due to "security concerns" as Israel prepares its ground invasion. The attack that left the children dead occurred near the hotel where Mohyeldin and other journalists were staying. However, Greenwald insinuated the …

20 Incredible Artisanal Foods to Try Now

Food & Wine editors are always on the hunt for the country's best artisans. Now, we're sharing our ultimate shopping list. Today, we launched Food & …

The Top 12 Ways Restaurants Piss People Off

Dining out is one of life's greatest leisure activities. Until it's not. While most restaurants are well-oiled machines, there are so many moving parts that you can bank on <i>something</i> going wrong. Diners are willing to let a couple of these restaurant mishaps slide -- we're all human -- but there are …

Before & After: A Dated Kitchen Gets A Bright Makeover

Dallas-based interior designer Emily Hewett bestows a dark kitchen with an entirely new identity.<p><b>BEFORE...</b> Oak cabinets and little light made the liveliest space in the home the least appealing. The upper cabinets almost looked dwarfed against the enormous window and the 4 inch square tile …

Interior Design

Hiding Things In Plain Sight – 7 Ingenious And Unexpected Ideas

Dealing with storage problems in small spaces is always a challenge but for every problem there are always ingenious solutions. Don’t feel limited by …