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Decision still awaited from Ferguson grand jury

Decision still awaited from Ferguson grand jury

FERGUSON, Mo. — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.

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‘Hunger Games’ salute leads to arrests of Thai protesters

Life is imitating art in Thailand, where muzzled opponents of the coup leaders who suspended democracy six months ago have embraced the three-finger salute of defiance from the “Hunger Games” movie series.

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Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor of the costal city of Ashkelon Itamar Shimoni joins a rally in his support in Ashkelon, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Shimoni has suspended Israeli Arab laborers from work, renovating bomb shelters at local day-care centers. The move drew widespread criticism on Thursday, in…

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Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, Palestinians inspect the demolished apartment of Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi in east Jerusalem, as a punitive measure after al-Shaludi's deadly attack with his car on a Jerusalem train station in October, which left five people dead. Israeli p…

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Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

A Palestinian works on a building at the costal city of Ashkelon, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Itamar Shimoni, Israeli mayor of the costal city of Ashkelon has suspended Israeli Arab laborers from work, renovating bomb shelters at local day-care centers. The move drew widespread criticis…

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Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Itamar Shimoni, Israeli mayor of Ashkelon, visits a kindergarten in his town on Thursday. He has barred Israeli Arab laborers from work renovating bomb shelters in local kindergartens on the heels of an attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem.

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Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

JERUSALEM — The mayor of a southern Israeli city sparked a national uproar Thursday by barring Israeli Arab construction workers from jobs in local preschools, citing security concerns after a rash of attacks by Palestinian assailants elsewhere in the country.

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Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Reda el-Danbouki, Egyptian lawyer for 13-year-old Sohair el-Batea who died undergoing the procedure of female genital mutilation committed by Dr. Raslan Fadl, points at her grave in Dierb Biqtaris village, on the outskirts of Aga town in Dak…

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Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Women’s Center for Guidance and Legal Awareness, shows a portrait of Sohair el-Batea, who died last year after undergoing a female genital mutilation operation by Dr. Raslan Fadl, in Egypt. An Egyptian court on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 acquitted …

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Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first trial on charges of breaking the ban on the practice.

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UN: Deaths keep rising in Ukraine, now over 4,300

UN: Deaths keep rising in Ukraine, now over 4,300

GENEVA — The fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 300 people in the past month despite a cease-fire and has violated people’s rights to the point that it could amount to war crimes, U.N. rights investigators said Thursday.

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Study: Many straight people back legal rights for gay couples but reject PDA

A new study led by a researcher at Indiana University suggests that heterosexuals are generally supportive of legal benefits for same-sex couples, but don’t want to see those couples display affection in public.

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Will: DOJ takes tyrant's club to Wisconsin vouchers

Will: DOJ takes tyrant's club to Wisconsin vouchers

Administration happy to sacrifice low-income children to please teachers unions.

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Montana marriage ban overturned; licenses granted

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the state gay marriage ban in Montana, one of the last states to continue defending its ban despite rulings in favor of same-sex marriage from appeals courts that oversee them.

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Before Snowden, a debate inside NSA

Before Snowden, a debate inside NSA

WASHINGTON — Years before Edward Snowden sparked a public outcry with the disclosure that the National Security Agency had been secretly collecting American telephone records, some NSA executives voiced strong objections to the program, current and former intelligence officials say.

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Police: Miss Honduras, sister found shot to death

Police: Miss Honduras, sister found shot to death

Maria Jose Alvarado was crowned as Miss Honduras in April. Honduras will not compete in this year’s Miss World pageant.

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Miss Honduras, sister found shot to death

Miss Honduras, sister found shot to death

SANTA BARBARA, Honduras — The dark-haired beauty was to have flown to London on Wednesday to compete in the Miss World pageant — the high point of her reign as Miss Honduras. Instead, the beauty queen and her sister were found shot to death along a remote river bank.

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This may be Congress' last chance to fix NSA

This may be Congress' last chance to fix NSA

Bill offers an opportunity to end an intrusive and ineffective spying program.

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Children should not spend equal time with their divorced parents

By the early 20th century, motherhood had attained near-mythical status. 

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Mary Sanchez: Address racial disparity in police shootings

Mary Sanchez: Address racial disparity in police shootings

If white males were killed at such rates, there would be a national outcry.

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