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Obama Signs Order To Protect Against Anti-LGBT Bias

President Obama has signed an executive order to ban bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees among federal contractors.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>President Obama signed an executive order today giving new employment protections to gay and transgender people. And this is for …

Appeals courts differ on Obamacare; Supreme Court case likely

It was a tale of two rulings -- the best of times and the worst of times for Obamacare in the federal appeals courts.<p>First, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit court of appeals ruled Tuesday against a key component of the law -- the federal subsidies for millions of people who signed up for …

EU fisheries policy 'a failure', concludes UK review

<b>The EU's Common Fisheries Policy failed to achieve its central objectives, the government's review of the balance of power between the UK and the EU has concluded.</b><p>Those submitting evidence to the review "overwhelmingly" felt it had not successfully maintained fish stocks, the government said.<p>This …

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Today's Court Decision Might Make Health Insurance Unaffordable in the Poorest States

Halbig v. Burwell threatens to undo the Obamacare subsidies that millions of people in more than half the country rely on to buy insurance.<p>A three-judge panel on a federal appeals court ruled today that the government cannot give Obamacare subsidies to people who live in states that did not set up …

Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet …

MH17 Jet Wreckage Hacked Into With Saws, Experts Say

Large pieces of the downed Malaysia Airlines jet have been “hacked into” with diesel-powered saws, international monitors at the crash site said …

Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola

"A lady had a snake in a bag. When somebody opened the bag, that made the lady die."<p>That's the beginning of a story that Temba Morris often hears about the origins of Ebola. Morris runs a government health clinic in a remote village near Sierra Leone's border with Guinea. According to the story, …

Gaza crisis: Palestinian death toll continues to climb – as it happened

Summary<p>We're going to wrap up our live blog coverage for the day. Here's a summary of where things stand:<p><b>• Israel continued its assault in Gaza Tuesday as efforts to advance a ceasefire</b> led by US secretary of state John Kerry in Cairo and UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon in Israel and the West Bank …

EU raises possibility of economic sanctions against Russia

The EU will hit more Russian officials with travel bans and asset freezes by the end of the week.<p>European foreign ministers made the decision at a meeting in Brussels.<p>EU ambassadors will draw up the list of those to be sanctioned on Thursday.<p>German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said: “We …

Winner of Indonesia presidential race breaks the mold

Jakarta governor and former furniture salesman Joko "Jokowi" Widodo won Indonesia's presidential election, officials said Tuesday, setting him up to be the first person who didn't boast a military or elite background to take the office.<p>His challenger rejected the election hours before the result …

Venezuela Tower of David squatters evicted

<b>Venezuelan soldiers and officials have begun removing hundreds of families from a half-built 45-storey tower that dominates Caracas,</b><p>Correspondents say that the eviction of 3,000 squatters from the Tower of David is proceeding peacefully.<p>Those moving out are being provided with new homes south of …

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You Think Your Summer Travel Plans Are Rough? Spare a Thought for People in China

Whenever the People's Liberation Army Air Force decides it's time to practice, millions of passengers sit in the terminal or on the taxiway and fume.<p>The point of my book <i>China Airborne</i> was that just about everything involving China's potential, and its challenges, could be seen in its ambition to …

Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but …

Kuwait strips dissidents' citizenship

Kuwait has revoked the citizenship of five people, including the owner of a television station that sides with the country's fiery opposition, in a message that dissent in the tiny oil-rich country will not be tolerated.<p>The cabinet announced on Monday, following its weekly meeting, that the …

US widow awarded $23.6bn tobacco payout

A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain-smoker who died of lung cancer punitive damages of more than $23bn in her case against the RJ Reynolds Tobacco, the nation's second-largest cigarette maker.<p>The judgment, returned on Friday night in a Pensacola court, was the largest in Florida history …