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U.S. Diplomatic Cable Puts Chill On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

U.S. Diplomatic Cable Puts Chill On ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeLawyers at the State Department have banned high-profile U.S. diplomats from participating in the fundraising phenomenon that has swept social media in recent weeks.

Israel’s Netanyahu Vows ‘A Continuous Campaign’ Against Hamas

Israel’s Netanyahu Vows ‘A Continuous Campaign’ Against HamasIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today his country's offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip is "a continuous campaign," a day after a cease-fire between the two sides collapsed, leading to the resumption of both rocket fire against Israel and Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip.

Beheading Video Sets Off Debate Over How — Or Whether — To Portray It

Beheading Video Sets Off Debate Over How — Or Whether — To Portray ItA video that shows an American journalist being beheaded by extremist militants has sparked outrage, along with arguments over whether the images should be restricted online.

Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs In

Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs InThe U.S. Supreme Court has stepped in to block a federal appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia on Thursday.

Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By Militants

Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By MilitantsExtremist group the Islamic State claims to have executed American journalist James Foley, who was abducted in Syria in 2012. The FBI is evaluating a video that was posted online Tuesday, purporting to show Foley's beheading.

Castro’s Niece Casts Rare ‘No’ Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay Rights

Castro’s Niece Casts Rare ‘No’ Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay RightsMariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro — and the niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves by voting "no" on a workers' rights bill, saying it didn't protect people with unconventional gender identities.

NATO Chief Accuses Russia Of Ukraine ‘Incursion’

NATO Chief Accuses Russia Of Ukraine ‘Incursion’NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance observed a "Russian incursion" into Ukraine overnight, confirming that Moscow was continuing to supply separatists with "a continuous flow of weapons and fighters."

Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To Continue

Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To ContinuePresident Obama says U.S. airstrikes have broken a siege by Islamic militants of minority Yazidis on a mountaintop in northwestern Iraq and it's unlikely that more airdrops of humanitarian aid will be necessary.

‘They’re Talking To People’: Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change Tactics

‘They’re Talking To People’: Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change TacticsFerguson, Mo., saw more protests last night – but instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas and armored vehicles, police walked with them, and posed for photos.

Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A Stay

Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A StayA federal court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage to be recognized in Virginia, denying a motion to stay its own ruling against a ban on the unions. That means same-sex couples could apply for marriage licenses in Virginia next week, state officials say.