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Pope Francis: Christians should support equal pay for women

Head of Catholic church makes strongest comments yet about ‘scandal’ of international pay gap between men and women<p>Women are still prohibited from most jobs in the Catholic church but Pope Francis has said that the wage gap between men and women was a “pure scandal” that Christians ought to …

Baltimore streets once rocked by riots quiet after curfew

A group of protesters stretching more than a block has left Penn Station in Baltimore for a march to City Hall to protest Freddie Gray's death while in police custody.<p>People are chanting, "Tell the truth. Stop the lies. Freddie Gray didn't have to die."<p>Jacob Kinder, a junior at Goucher University …

What's in the Iran deal?

President Barack Obama said that the framework agreement announced Thursday between Iran and six world powers is a “good deal” that will increase Iran’s nuclear breakout time from around two to three months to more than a year.<p>But, of course, the devil’s in the details. Here they are, according to …

ISIS Wants a Truce

In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another trick?<p>After months of being …

How Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Could Fail

New state laws open­ing the door to dis­crim­in­a­tion against same-sex couples are here to stay—but that doesn’t mean they’ll work.<p>Even if (and …

Texas executes inmate as lethal drug supply dwindles

Manuel Vasquez was the fourth man executed in Texas this year<p><b>Texas is down to its final dose of lethal injection drugs after the US state executed a man on Wednesday.</b><p>States across the country have seen their drug inventories dwindle after European manufacturers opposed to capital punishment have …

Watch President Obama Read All Of The Mean Tweets People Have Posted About Him On ‘Kimmel’

Jimmy Kimmel has come through to provide one of the best entries in the Mean Tweets series to this point. President Obama gets an entire segment to read all of the mean crap that people have posted to Twitter about him (minus the more hateful comments, I’m sure).<p>At this point in his presidency, …

38 Beautifully Heartbreaking Quotes From Literature

"Always." —J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows<p>1. "For Beatrice, when we first met, I was lonely, and you were pretty. Now I am pretty lonely."<p>—Lemony Snicket, <i>A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope</i><p>2. "So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad …

Two suspects detained over Nemtsov murder: Russian security chief

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two suspects have been detained over the killing of Boris Nemtsov, Russian officials said, a week after he was shot dead near the Kremlin in the most high-profile killing of an opposition figure in years.<p>The Investigative Committee, the state body leading the investigation, named …

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