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How North Dakota Reached Its Extreme Abortion Tipping Point

Winston Ross reports from Fargo on how state lawmakers passed four of the nation’s most restrictive bills.<p>As they do each year on Good Friday, a …

China voices strong opposition to US cyber-espionage law

Government spokesman says limiting government purchases of Chinese IT "sends a very wrong signal"<p>China has come out in strong opposition to a new US law that restricts government purchases of Chinese technology, saying the measure threatens to harm economic relations between the two countries. The …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

Are Drone Strikes Killing Terrorists or Creating Them?

What the evidence says about one of the biggest questions in the debate over targeted killings.<p>There's been a lot of chatter recently about "Out of Sight, Out of Mind," a new online infographic which shows a chilling visualization of all estimated deaths in Pakistan caused by U.S. drone strikes, …

Lindsey Graham Won't Join Gun Background Checks Filibuster If Amendments Allowed

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) won't join his Republican colleagues in filibustering a motion to proceed to debate on gun legislation, as long he's allowed to offer an alternative, the lawmaker said Sunday morning.<p>Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced in a letter last week that …

'I love you, too': Cardinal Dolan says Catholic Church must embrace gays and lesbians

Prominent U.S. Cardinal Timothy Dolan acknowledged Easter Sunday that the Catholic Church needs to forge a better relationship with the gay and lesbian community.<p>“We gotta do better to see that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people,” Dolan said. “And I admit, we haven’t …

Churches hold prayers for ailing Nelson Mandela

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/966000/966449_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524684860_9b873eac10ea57007af603484ccf049c<p><b>Churches across South Africa have held prayers for Nelson Mandela, who has been in hospital for four days being treated for pneumonia.</b><p>Several hundred …

Cesar Chavez Google doodle on Easter Sunday outrages conservatives online

To many a casual internet surfer it was simply a soft-focused doodle celebrating the life of labour leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez.<p>But …

S Africa says Mandela's condition 'improved'

The condition of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela has improved further, the government has said, as the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero spent a fourth day in hospital receiving treatment for pneumonia.<p>"Former President Nelson Mandela had a restful day," South Africa's presidency said …

Your bank isn’t much safer than the ones that failed in Cyprus

Why are Cyprus’s bank depositors scheduled to take such a big haircut when their banks are wound up?<p>Not just because so many are Russian, but more simply: Their banks didn’t have enough equity to avoid losses when loans went bad. Cypriot regulators, eager to attract foreign money, let banks skate …

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U.S. sends F-22 jets to join South Korea drills amid threats from North

The United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday to join military drills aimed at underscoring the U.S. commitment to defend Seoul in the face of an intensifying campaign of threats from North Korea.<p>The advanced, radar-evading F-22 Raptors were deployed to Osan Air Base, …

As Kim Jong-Un Likens Nukes to 'Treasure,' U.S. Sends More Fighter Jets

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>North Korea ratcheted up its vague but unending threats against the United States, South Korea and …