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Despite same-sex marriage ruling, spasms of resistance persist

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hood County, Texas, clerk isn't going to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, she said Tuesday, because she has rights.<p>"I would like to issue a statement that I will not be issuing same-sex marriage licenses due to my religious convictions," Katie Lang wrote in a statement …

Same-sex Marriage

1 in 3 People Worldwide Don't Have Proper Toilets, Report Says

About 2.4 billion people — or roughly one-third of the world’s population — still lack access to proper toilets, according to a report published …

Oklahoma Supreme Court must address challenge to its ruling against Ten Commandments monument

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered that a monument to the Ten Commandments on the state Capitol grounds violates the state constitution and must be removed.<p>In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled Tuesday that because the monument is theological, it violates the Oklahoma Constitution, which prohibits …

Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrested

Police claim Babuji Ya'ari masqueraded as a member of the self-defence Youth Vigilante Group<p>Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram's mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria's defense …

South Carolina Black Church, Once Torched by KKK, Burns Again

U.S. news<p>Fire officials in South Carolina were digging Wednesday through scorched wreckage of a historic black church gutted overnight under unknown circumstances.<p>At a news conference Wednesday, investigators said they were still determining what caused the fire Tuesday night at Mount Zion African …