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Justice Elena Kagan explores the argument of the defense

The $1 Million Reward for Chris Dorner Just Shrunk He Wasn't Found Alive

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Riverside City Council in California wants to make it perfectly that when they offered $100,000 …

Justice Stephen Breyer on the role of "traditional marriage"

What the Definition of Marriage Tells Us About Marriage Equality

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As we watch and listen and wait and think and hope with regard to all that's transpiring at the …

Qatar urges $1bn Arab fund for East Jerusalem

Qatar has proposed the creation of a $1bn Arab fund for occupied East Jerusalem, which Palestinians say should be the capital of an independent state under any peace deal with Israel.<p>Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar's emir, offered on Tuesday to contribute $250m to the fund, and …

Gay Marriage Rights: The 10 Democratic Senators Who Still Say No

WASHINGTON -- The arc of history is moving in the direction of marriage equality, regardless of how the Supreme Court ultimately rules in a case arguing its constitutionality. Just this past week, several senators announced their own evolution on the matter, going from being opposed to same-sex …

EPA: More than half of U.S. rivers unsuitable for aquatic life

WASHINGTON — Fifty-five percent of U.S. river and stream lengths were in poor condition for aquatic life, largely under threat from runoff contaminated by fertilizers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday.<p>High levels of phosphorus and nitrogen, runoff from urban areas, shrinking …

Myanmar Imposes New Curfews Amid Anti-Muslim Violence

The government of Myanmar has imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew in three townships amid growing anti-Muslim violence that is drawing closer to the main city of Yangon.<p>Violence against Muslims has been a major problem in the country as President Thein Sein introduces democratic changes after decades of …

The Official Story of Who Shot Bin Laden Has Given Way to a Stupid Media Feud

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"You really believe this story? Osama Bin Laden?" asks Chris Pratt in the action movie version of …

North Korea warns of 'simmering nuclear war'

North Korea has again threatened war against South Korea and the United States, saying conditions "for a simmering nuclear war" have been created on the peninsula.<p>The communist state's foreign ministry said it will inform the UN Security Council of the latest situation, as tensions continue to …

Swede to probe Syria chemical weapons use

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Swedish scientist Ake Sellstrom to head a UN investigation into allegations that chemical weapons were used in Syria, Ban's spokesman has said.<p>The UN said last week it would investigate Syrian allegations that rebels used chemical arms in an attack near …

Arctic change reverberates around globe, experts say

Most of the sea ice that forms each fall and winter in the Arctic now melts each spring and summer, a recent change that is impacting global patterns of weather and trade as well as the U.S. military's strategic planning, experts told reporters during a briefing Tuesday.<p>"There are tremendous …

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Massive wedding card to royals on display in Los Angeles<p>Crowds gather at Windsor Castle ahead of the royal wedding<p>Late passenger attempts to break …

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For some, King Richard III's resting place raises a human rights issue

Distant relatives of England's King Richard III have escalated their fight to have the much-maligned monarch's mortal remains buried in York rather than Leicester, claiming that the matter was a human rights issue.<p>The late king's skeleton was discovered beneath a parking lot near the present-day …

Morsi 'expects' Egypt elections in October

Egyptian parliamentary elections could begin in October, six months later than originally planned, state news agency MENA has reported President Mohamed Morsi as saying.<p>Morsi said he expected the new parliament to convene before the end of the year, MENA reported on Wednesday.<p>The president had …

A Hot Topic: Climate Change Coming To Classrooms

By the time today's K-12 students grow up, the challenges posed by climate change are expected to be severe and sweeping. Now, for the first time, new nationwide science standards due out soon will recommend that U.S. public school students learn about the climatic shift taking place.<p>Mark McCaffrey …

China 'fired flares' at Vietnam boat in South China Sea

<b>China says it fired flares, not weapons, at a Vietnamese fishing boat in the South China Sea last week.</b><p>The defence ministry said the flares were fired after four boats near the disputed Paracel islands did not heed warnings to leave, Xinhua reports.<p>Vietnam on Monday said a Chinese boat had set one …

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Julia Pierson: veteran agent becomes first woman to lead US secret service

Barack Obama appointed the first woman to lead the US secret service in its 148-year-old history on Tuesday.<p>Julia Pierson, a secret service veteran …

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Abu Qatada: Theresa May loses latest attempt to deport Islamist cleric

The home secretary, Theresa May, has lost her latest legal attempt to deport the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada back to Jordan.<p>The three appeal …

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Supreme Court tackles federal Defense of Marriage Act

An 83-year-old former IBM programmer is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a law that cost her more than a quarter of a million dollars and deprived her, and thousands of other gay couples, of federal marriage benefits.<p>At issue is the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, passed by …

Who Will Argentina's President Follow Now That Chavez Is Gone?

Bolivarian minds think alike, and Kirchner has copied many of Venezuela's policies for her own country.<p>What's a woman to do when her political boyfriend passes away?<p>The scene outside of the Venezuelan Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina the day after Hugo Chavez died was highly symbolic of Cristina …

Wall Street Lobbyists Worried Sherrod Brown Could Become Banking Committee Chairman

WASHINGTON -- The departure of Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) has left a vacancy atop the powerful panel that could fall to one of Wall Street's most outspoken foes, a possibility that has bank lobbyists fretting.<p>Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), whose call to break up and cap …

Tensions remain about BRICS development bank

Despite a year of negotiations, the BRICS bloc of countries is still bickering over key details of a planned development bank to compete with the World Bank.<p>At their summit in the South African resort city of Durban, the leaders of the five BRICS members – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South …

Berlin Wall section removed despite protests

Construction workers backed by German police have removed a section of the Berlin Wall to make way for a building project, despite calls for the …