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U.S. Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight

The flag of diversity flutters at the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica, as a show of support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Costa Rica, June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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Kerry's ceaseless diplomacy faces sternest test on Syria

By Lesley Wroughton | NEW YORK John Kerry had heard enough. After last week’s bombing of a U.N. aid convoy in Syria dealt a death blow to a ceasefire deal in which he had invested all his diplomatic capital with Russia, the U.S. Secretary … Continue reading

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Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi | AMMAN Warplanes bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of the high ground in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington’s Syria … Continue reading

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China air force holds drills in Western Pacific for second time this month

A Chinese J-11 fighter jet is seen flying near a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon about 215 km (135 miles) east of China’s Hainan Island in this U.S. Department of Defense handout photo taken August 19, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout

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Russian and Syrian jets bomb Aleppo camp retaken by rebels

Russian and Syrian forces bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday after losing control of it overnight, both rebels and the Syrian army said. Rebels said the army used more powerful weapons in an attempt … Continue reading

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Police search for motive in deadly Washington state mall shooting

Authorities on Sunday were still working to determine what prompted a 20-year-old man to open fire in a Washington state mall, killing five people. Police arrested the suspected gunman, Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor, Washington, on Saturday. Police said he … Continue reading

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Coalition raids kill nine in central Yemen: medical sources, residents

Arab coalition air strikes killed nine people in Houthi-controlled Ibb city in central Yemen late on Saturday, medical sources and residents in the area told Reuters. Nine people were also wounded in the attack on several areas of the city … Continue reading

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Bosnian Serbs to hold a disputed vote amid ethnic tensions

By Gordana Katana | BANJA LUKA, Bosnia The Bosnian Serbs vote on Sunday in a referendum over a disputed national holiday, defying Bosnia’s highest court and Western pressure to call off a process that risks stoking ethnic tensions in the … Continue reading

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Unidentified explosion rocks Hungary's capital, two injured

An unidentified type of explosion rocked central Budapest late on Saturday, causing injuries to two police officers nearby, police said in a statement on Sunday. “The police have involved experts for the review of the area, interviewing witnesses and collecting … Continue reading

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Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video

By Robert MacMillan and Mike Blake | CHARLOTTE, N.C. Nearly a week of protests over the police killing of a black man in Charlotte, North Carolina showed no signs of abating on Sunday, after police released videos showing the victim … Continue reading

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