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A US law meant to safeguard religious minorities abroad now covers atheists, too

By updating an 18-year-old religious freedom law, the US Congress has for the first time taken steps to explicitly protect people who identify as atheists.<p>Passed in 1998, the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act—named for a retired Virginia congressman and champion of religious …

Google Has a Huge New Business You Probably Don’t Know About

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published …

A Grocery Store Chain Fired A Popular CEO — And Now Workers Are Making The Company Pay

Arthur T. Demoulas was fired in June after a family dispute, according to Boston.com. Two more executives were fired that day, and seven resigned.<p>Demoulas' cousin allegedly gained control of the board and replaced him with two executives outside the family, Jim Gooch and Felicia Thornton.<p>Demoulas …

Loans face default if Clippers sale doesn't proceed, attorneys argue

The<p>SterlingFamily Trust could default on $480 million in loans if the sale of the Clippers doesn’t proceed, attorneys for Shelly Sterling argued in court Monday.<p>Darren Schield, the longtime chief financial officer and controller for Beverly Hills Properties, which runs the Sterlings’ real estate …

Detroit residents fight back over water shutoff: 'It's a life-or-death situation'

When the coast is clear, and the trucks from the contractor shutting off water for the city of Detroit have rolled away, the men with water keys come.<p>They offer residents whose supply has just been shut off a tempting deal. For $20, they will use their tools to turn the water main back on …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian's photo team brings you a daily round up from the world of photography including the MH17 crash site, the conflict in Gaza and the summer heatwave - this time from Japan

Kobe Bryant hit a home run at Richard Sherman's celebrity softball game

How to Text Your Friends When You Have No Service

We’ve all been there. You’re in a situation where you don’t have service and you really need to send a text: on a trip in the middle of nowhere, stuck in your apartment during a serious blackout or at a concert where the signal is spotty. GoTenna is a lifesaver/game changer of a new gadget that …

Innovation

Johns Hopkins to Pay $190 Million to Victims of Secretly Recorded Exams

Johns Hopkins Hospital announced on Monday that it reached a $190 million settlement with patients whose exams were secretly recorded by a …

Aerial views of India by drone - in pictures

Photographer Amos Chapple's remarkable aerial views of India were shot by attaching his camera to a 'quadcopter' drone

Swimwear Trends: Miami Swim Fashion Week 2015

Fashion week had one of its more tropical incarnations at Miami's Mercedes-Benz Swim Fashion Week over the weekend. The runways were full of bright bikinis that make you want to book a vacation, stat, but there were some other trends, vibes, and stunts that made me sit up and pay attention. Let's …

What men should wear to weddings: lessons from six celebrities – in pictures

Some of us are born with style. Others, like Harry Styles, look to Pete Doherty for guidance, which probably explains his adventurous ensemble, a sort of neo-goth catch-all, complete with fedora, skull scarf and open black shirt, as seen at the wedding of bandmate Louis Tomlinson's mother's wedding …

Humor: Local Woman Prints iPhone Photos, Leaving Friends and Family Shocked

In a move that sent shockwaves through a quiet sleepy neighborhood, photos from an iPhone were printed onto photographic paper.<p>Lynn, a mother of two …

World's 2nd-richest man suggests 3-day work week

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting that workers shift to a three-day work week. The catch: He would require 11-hour work days and workers to stay on the job until age 70 or 75.<p>The <i>Financial Times</i> reported that in a speech at a conference in Paraguay, Slim advocated a radical change in the …

Deaths mount in Gaza and Israel; U.S. pushes cease-fire - CNN.com

<b>Gaza City (CNN)</b> -- The death toll on both sides of the Gaza battle jumped Monday, as Palestinian officials reported scores more killed and Israel announced seven more soldiers died -- including several on Israeli soil.<p>About 576 Palestinians have been killed, Gaza Health Ministry officials said. …

Update: Rebels to hand Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 black box over to Malaysia government

Europe weighs Russian sanctions, scammers make fake Facebook pages of victims, and looting reported at crash site<p><i>Updated</i><p>The tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last Thursday, and the aftermath -- a crash site in rebel territory -- are sadly tangled in a larger global conflict. At its …

MH17 bodies to be taken to the Netherlands

The bodies retrieved from the rebel-held eastern Ukraine site where a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was shot down are on their way to the Ukrainian government-controlled city of Kharkiv before they are to be transported to the Netherlands.<p>"All the bodies have been loaded onto a special train in …

British reporter rummages through MH17 victim’s luggage

“We shouldn’t really be doing this”<p>"We shouldn't really be doing this, I suppose," the reporter said. And he was right. In the mad, often ruthless scramble to report breaking news, reporters – and the networks they work for -- can let their pursuit of an angle the other guys don't have get in the …