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Alabama anti-abortion legislation part of wave of state bills ‘attacking’ Roe v. Wade

May 15, 2019

The Alabama state legislature voted yesterday to criminalize abortion. It’s the most restrictive such legislation in the country, and other U.S. states are looking to do something very similar, writes Lyndsay Duncombe.

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U.S. pulls diplomatic staff from Iraq amid Iran concerns

May 15, 2019

The United States ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another show of concern about alleged threats from Iran.

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Saudi oil tankers among 4 ships targeted in ‘sabotage’ attack off U.A.E.

May 13, 2019

A U.S. official says an American military team’s initial assessment is that Iranian or Iranian-backed proxies used explosives to blow large holes in four ships anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

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Royals release photo of newborn Archie’s feet for Mother’s Day

May 12, 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have released a photo of their newborn baby’s feet to mark Meghan’s first Mother’s Day as a mom.

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In world’s largest election, elephants, trains and choppers used to reach voters

May 12, 2019

Indians are voting in the next-to-last round of 6-week-long national elections, marked by a highly acrimonious campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaying the opposition Congress party rival Rahul Gandh’s family for the country’s ills.

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Pope issues new canon law requiring priests, nuns to report clergy sex abuse and coverups

May 9, 2019

Pope Francis issued a new canon law requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and coverups by their superiors to church authorities in a groundbreaking new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to protect their flocks.

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Prince Harry and Meghan introduce new baby boy

May 8, 2019

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan showed off their newborn son today, and the Duchess of Sussex described having a baby as “magic” two days after the royal birth.

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As public support for Syrian war wanes, Russia hopes ‘trophy train’ inspires patriotism

May 8, 2019

A travelling exhibition in Russia is meant to demonstrate that the country’s military engagement in Syria has been well spent, even as independent polling suggests Russians are, at best, lukewarm to the mission.

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Trump’s attorney general doesn’t fear controversy — and he never has: Keith Boag

May 3, 2019

It cannot be good for U.S. Attorney General William Barr that anyone thinks he might be the next John Mitchell. You’ll recall Mitchell, attorney general for Richard Nixon, went to jail for perjury and obstruction of justice in the Watergate coverup. That’s how Barr’s fiercest opponents see him now: as President Donald Trump’s henchman and […]

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Why U.S. military intervention in Venezuela is ‘possible’ — but improbable

May 3, 2019

The Vietnam War in 1965. The War in Afghanistan in 2001. The Invasion of Iraq in 2003. The Invasion of Venezuela in 2019?  In an eyebrow-raising interview this week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox Business that American military intervention in Venezuela remains “possible” — a move that could violate international treaties and […]

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