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Obama: Syria strikes show coalition

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The United States is doing what it must to "take the fight to terrorists," leading a coalition of Arab nations in a series of airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State terror group in Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday.<p>At the same time, the United States took action -- on …

Iran, U.S. in another round of bilateral nuclear talks in Geneva

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Crises in Ukraine, Iraq hang over NATO summit

Former GOP spokesman comes out, pushes for same-sex marriage

He is gay. He's a Republican. He wants to get married.<p>During his time as a spokesperson for the Republican Party and GOP candidates, James Richardson noted that "never once did I write that I am gay."<p>That changed with the publication of a column by Richardson in Thursday's Washington Post that …

Hundreds of fast-food protesters arrested while striking against low wages

Protesters in more than 100 US cities conduct sit-ins and marches outside restaurants to call for a $15 minimum wage<p>Fast-food protests continue across US – live updates<p>A nationwide protest against low wages in the US fast-food industry culminated in hundreds of arrests on Thursday, as activists …

Court rules against gay marriage bans in 2 states

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court issued a scathing, unequivocal ruling Thursday declaring that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana were unconstitutional, on the same day that 32 states asked the Supreme Court to settle the issue once and for all.<p>The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in …

Feds launch probe of Ferguson police department

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday a Justice Department investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, which has come under fire for its past practices in the uproar over the shooting of Michael Brown.<p>Holder spoke about his recent trip to the area and about …

Virginia ex-Governor McDonnell and wife guilty of corruption

<b>A court in Virginia has found the former state governor, Bob McDonnell, and his wife guilty of corruption.</b><p>Mr McDonnell, who left office in January, was once a rising star of the Republican Party.<p>A federal jury concluded that he and his wife - who say they are now estranged - used his office to …

Britain Readies Attacks on ISIS

Behind the scenes at the NATO summit in Wales, a chastened David Cameron is working carefully with President Obama to pave the way to join the U.S. …

German GDP swells on sex, drugs and weapons | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 14.08.2014

What do research and development, prostitution, drug smuggling and arms trafficking have in common? They are all seen as economic activities, and …

Protests Follow Another Death in Another City, With Echoes of Ferguson

Staten Island is about 900 miles from Ferguson, Missouri, but the emotions running in the streets of the town where Michael Brown was shot have …

Obama orders review of federal role in arming state and local police

President Obama has directed a review of federal programs and funding that allow state and local law-enforcement agencies to acquire surplus military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday.<p>The review will include whether the programs are appropriate, if the agencies are getting …

Parents Sue for ‘Wrongful Birth’

When a health-care worker misread test results, it left the Halls with a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. Now they’re suing.<p>Sarah and Mark …

WHO urges calm as Kenya bans contact with Ebola-affected countries

The transmission risk from flying is low, but mounting pressure forces Kenya Airways to suspend flights<p>The World Health Organisation has urged governments not to impose blanket bans on trade and travel on Ebola-affected countries after Kenya joined a growing number of countries and airlines …

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Machine that keeps lungs alive outside body tested

DETROIT — Creamy-pink and glistening, they lie on a stainless steel exam table — this pair of lungs inflating and falling in a rhythmic, ghostly pattern.<p>At the University of Michigan, researchers are pushing the limits of medicine, eking out new ways to boost the numbers of organs that are …

Ferguson police arrest reporters amid rage over Michael Brown shooting

Washington Post and Huffington Post journalists detained amid continuing fraught situation on streets<p>Teargas and rubber bullets fired at protesters ‘This is a war and we are on the frontline’<p>Two reporters were arrested and teargas was fired at demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, five …

Obama Pledges Support for a New Iraqi Leader

An independent Scotland could face currency limbo: British lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland may be left in a currency limbo if it votes for independence because it is uncertain if it could continue using the pound or immediately join the euro, British lawmakers warned on Friday.<p>Uncertainty over what currency would be used after independence remains a major …

U.S. launches airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON — U.S. warplanes made a second wave of airstrikes Friday in northern Iraq against the militants who have besieged a religious group and threatened the city of Irbil, a Pentagon official said.<p>Rear Adm. John Kirby, spokesman for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, said the second wave of …

OSCE Minsk Group | OSCE

The Minsk Group, the activities of which have become known as the Minsk Process, spearheads the OSCE's efforts to find a peaceful solution to the …

Azerbaijan's president threatens war with Armenia via Twitter

President Ilham Aliyev issues social media tirade after bloody clashes in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which both sides claim as their own<p>Azerbaijan’s president has threatened war with Armenia via Twitter, after dozens were killed in clashes over a disputed area of land that both countries lay …

Russia bans Western food imports in Ukraine sanctions retaliation

MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days.<p>In eastern Ukraine, the Russian …

Rising sea levels force Pakistanis from homes

Tens of thousands of people have left Pakistan's coastal regions, inhabited since prehistoric times, because of rising sea levels.<p>Villagers in Sindh province say salt water contamination has made it impossible to grow crops or raise animals.<p>Conservationists say more than one million hectares of …

This May Be The Biggest Problem With America's 'Common Core' Education Standards

It's a good goal. A common and valid criticism of American education is that it focuses too much on rote learning and not enough on comprehension.<p>But the Common Core and the tests tied to those standards might prevent students from achieving that goal. Those rigorous tests could discourage teachers …

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