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Kentucky Court Clerk Kim Davis Jailed in Standoff Over Same-Sex Marriage Licenses (Updated)

After drawing national attention and being found in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples seeking to wed in her area of Kentucky, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis could be on her way to professional martyrdom for mixing her religious beliefs with her job.

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How the Federal Reserve’s Economic Recovery Plan Fueled the Tech Bubble

The $3.6 trillion the federal government has pumped into the U.S. economy since 2008 fueled a tech bubble that led to startup valuations that far exceed those of successful established companies in traditional industries.

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Will This Photo of a Drowned Syrian Child Change the World’s Approach to the Refugee Crisis?

A heartbreaking photograph has gone viral and provoked a much-needed discussion on the moral obligation of wealthy countries to help those in need.

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Want to Help Decide the Democratic Presidential Candidate? The Clock Is Ticking

If you wish to vote for Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton or another Democrat in the primary race, you may have to register as a Democrat in your state. Learn how here.

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Rentboy Helped Me Stay Alive in This ‘Economy of Violence’

The late-August raid on what the U.S. government called the largest “Internet brothel” ended a “reliable, safe way I had to find clients” and disrupted “the sex trades’ networks of mutual support and safety,” writes an anonymous contributor to The Guardian’s comment page.

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Freddie Gray Case: Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Charges Against Six Police Officers (Updated)

UPDATE: In two other motions, defense attorneys lost their bid to have Baltimore’s State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby recused from the case but won the right to have their clients tried separately.

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Independent Investigation Undermines Key Evidence Justifying U.S. Hostility Toward Iran

Interviews with more than a dozen former FBI, CIA and other federal officials found compelling evidence that the 1996 bombing of a U.S. Air Force barracks in Saudi Arabia was carried out by Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida—not Iran-supported Saudi Hezbollah, as U.S. officials claim.

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Water Is Being Used as a Weapon of War in Syria, Red Cross Says

Deliberate cuts to water and electricity supplies are causing significant suffering to civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the aid organization.

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New Poll Finds Scotland Would Vote for Independence in a Second Referendum

The survey suggests that 53 percent of Scottish voters would vote “yes” and 44 percent “no,” with 3 percent undecided.

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Obama Cinches Iran Nuclear Deal With Senator’s Endorsement

Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced her support of President Obama’s Iran nuclear accord Wednesday. The 34th Democrat in favor, her vote means that Obama has enough Senate votes to uphold his veto if Congress rejects the July deal as expected.

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