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Venezuela, A Diplomatic Rival For U.S., Wins Seat On U.N. Security Council

Venezuela, A Diplomatic Rival For U.S., Wins Seat On U.N. Security CouncilVenezuela, a long-time diplomatic thorn on the side of the United States, has won a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In IraqThe New York Times is reporting that on several occasions, U.S. forces involved in Iraq after the 2003 invasion came across aging stockpiles of chemical weapons and that several service members were injured by their exposure to toxic agents.

U.S. And Other Nations Pledge $5.4 Billion To Rebuild Gaza

U.S. And Other Nations Pledge $5.4 Billion To Rebuild GazaA one-day conference in Cairo has brought pledges of some $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza.

Turkey says Islamic State poised to capture Kobani

Turkey says Islamic State poised to capture KobaniTurkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning that Syrian border town of Kobani is on the verge of being captured by the self-declared Islamic State.

U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State Militants

U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State MilitantsA United Nations report out today lists what it describes as a "staggering array" of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity by the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq

California Enacts ‘Yes Means Yes’ Law, Defining Sexual Consent

California Enacts ‘Yes Means Yes’ Law, Defining Sexual ConsentGov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that makes California the first in the nation to have a clear definition of when people agree to sex.

Vatican Arrests Defrocked Archbishop On Sex Charges

Vatican Arrests Defrocked Archbishop On Sex ChargesIn an extraordinary and unprecedented move, the Vatican has placed a former archbishop under house arrest after he was accused of paying for sex with children while serving as the papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom

Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting FreedomUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint meeting of Congress Thursday, thanking lawmakers for their support of Kiev in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.

Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian RebelsThe Senate joined the House on Thursday in rare bipartisanship by approving a measure to train and equip members of the Syrian opposition.

House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian RebelsThe final tally was 273 to 156. But many members of both parties broke ranks with their leaders — Reps. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi — who strongly backed the measure.
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