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Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more …

Burundi counts votes as thousands flee political crisis | Reuters

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi’s authorities were counting votes on Tuesday, a day after holding a parliamentary election that was boycotted by the opposition and marred by sporadic gunfire and blasts.<p>Members of the Burundian National Independent Electoral Commission count votes for the …

Supreme Court Concludes Term With Death Penalty Ruling, Looks Ahead

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued the last of its opinions for this term — on the death penalty, anti-pollution regulations and the power of independent commissions to draw congressional and state legislative districts. In addition, the court issued a set of orders that set up cases to be …

Ukraine ceasefire: 'There is shooting all the time'

“This doesn’t smell like peace to me,” said the Monk, sighing heavily in his makeshift control centre, a former chandelier shop in the basement of a block of flats, near the remains of what not long ago was Donetsk international airport.<p>“There is shooting all the time,” he said. A 47-year-old …

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Millions of children face disease, malnutrition in war-torn Yemen: U.N. | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Escalating violence in Yemen has devastated the country’s health system and exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases including measles, pneumonia and diarrhea, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.<p>Since fighting …

APNewsBreak: Tunisia beach killer trained with museum gunmen

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The student who massacred tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort trained in a jihadi camp in Libya at the same time as the two …

More bodies recovered after military C-130 plane crashes in Indonesian city

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> Searchers pulled more bodies Wednesday from the charred wreckage of an Indonesian military plane that authorities say was carrying more than 120 people when it crashed near a residential area.<p>Military personnel and their family members, students and other civilians were …

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5 Topics For…Glastonbury Festival

The Foo Fighters may no longer be on the bill, but that didn’t stop up to 200,000 revelers from pitching their tents when the gates to Glastonbury festival opened on Wednesday. As always, the weather is unpredictable, but festival goers are set to enjoy an eclectic mix of holistic therapy, poetry, …

Supreme Court Rules On Same-Sex Marriage

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What Muslims around the world eat to break their fast during Ramadan

Iftar—a fast-breaking meal— is a daily ritual during the holy month of Ramadan.<p>A traditional Iftar menu comprises fruits, juice, milk, dates and water. The belief is that Prophet Mohammad ate three dates when he broke his fast.<p>However, meals tend to vary from one place to another. For instance, in …

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From Havana to Tangier: lives of the literary exiles

Nabokov, Hemingway, Neruda: they’re just a few of the great writers who have been inspired, or required, to leave home and forge a creative life in a foreign country.<p>From Rainer Maria Rilke’s years in Paris to Paul Bowles’ near lifetime in Tangier, we look at a few of the literary greats in exile, …

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The Week in Review: Supreme Court Rules on Marriage Equality

Today, the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in an historic 5-4 ruling. The decision was quickly celebrated by gay rights advocates across the country, as well as President Obama, who extended his congratulations and support in a phone call on live television.<p>Along with heads …

BET Awards Red Carpet Winners And Losers

Some celebs hit the mark, while other's missed completely.

A Wheatgrass Margarita for the Sanctimonious Lush

Wheatgrass! It’s an earthy addition to a smoothie, a swampy shot you take after spinning, a literal dose of living chlorophyll. At Dimes, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where crop tops meet for breakfast over acai bowls, it’s the star ingredient in their wheatgrass margarita, mixed up by cocktail …

The best albums of 2015 so far

14 Women Artists Who've Changed The Way We Think About Design

Much like today, the design world of 1950s and '60s America buzzed with big names. Crack open a history book on the era and you'll find chapters devoted to them -- Buckminster Fuller, Frank Lloyd Wright, Isamu Noguchi, Donald Judd, Richard Serra. Except, unlike today, there was a discernible, if …

16 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Your Independence Day Grill

Can't decide what to make for the biggest cook-out holiday of the year? We've got you covered. From smoky ribs to spiced kebabs, juicy pork chops, and spicy chicken wings, we have 16 great excuses to fire up your grill this Fourth of July.<p>Before you get started, make sure you know how to these …

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