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Rise of Lebanese-born porn star divides her homeland

Jan 7, 2015

Rise of Lebanese-born porn star divides her homeland

A Lebanese-born porn star living in the U.S. has stirred fierce debate back home after her rise to fame split social media users in liberal-yet-conservative Lebanon. Mia Khalifa, 21, who was born in Lebanon but lives in Miami, last week became the most-searched-for star ...

Thousands of Germans protest against growing anti-Islam rallies

Jan 6, 2015

Thousands of Germans protest against growing anti-Islam rallies

Thousands of Germans demonstrated in four cities in opposition to the weekly rallies in Dresden against the perceived “Islamization of the West,” which have attracted growing numbers of supporters. Organizers of the demonstrations in Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne and Dresden said they were rallying on ...

Miami judge approves early start to Florida's gay weddings

Jan 6, 2015

Miami judge approves early start to Florida's gay weddings

A local judge provided a jump-start Monday to Florida’s entry as the 36th state where gays and lesbians can legally marry, saying she saw no reason why same-sex couples couldn’t immediately get their licenses in Miami ahead of a midnight launch statewide. The addition ...

U.S. sees spike in Caribbean migrant inflow

Jan 5, 2015

U.S. sees spike in Caribbean migrant inflow

A recent spike in Cubans attempting to reach the United States by sea has generated headlines. But the numbers of Haitians and other Caribbean islanders making similar journeys are up even more. And while federal law grants legal residency to Cubans reaching U.S. soil, ...

Wealth gap dividing relationships

Jan 5, 2015

Wealth gap dividing relationships

by Bernard Condon

When Jayson Seaver thinks about why he makes so much money while some Americans can’t catch a break, he thinks of the sacrifices he has made, the jobs he worked to pay for college, the 12-hour days he spends at the office now. And ...

Jan 2, 2015

Poll: 1 in 8 Germans would join anti-Muslim marches

One German in 8 would join an anti-Muslim march if a rapidly-growing protest movement organized one in their hometowns, according to an opinion poll published on Thursday. The survey highlighted growing support in Germany, as in other European Union countries, including Britain and Sweden, ...

Funding lags for sex-trafficking victims in U.S.

Dec 30, 2014

Funding lags for sex-trafficking victims in U.S.

State after state in America is passing new laws to combat sex-trafficking, reflecting a growing awareness of the domestic industry after years in which Americans considered it a foreign problem — something relegated to Eastern Europe or Asia. But while the get-tough laws are ...