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Aug 24, 2014

U.K. Muslims lash out at 'jihadi cool' after beheading

A British Muslim leader has called for action to tackle a jihadi subculture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley in Syria. In Washington, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department had opened a criminal ...

Aug 22, 2014

U.S. judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle ruled that the ban added to Florida’s constitution by voters in 2008 violates the ...

Aug 18, 2014

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn’t coming in as a “conqueror” but is rather a partner in dialogue. Francis outlined his priorities for ...

SeaWorld to build new, larger killer whale environments

Aug 16, 2014

SeaWorld to build new, larger killer whale environments

SeaWorld says it will build new, larger environments for killer whales at its theme parks and fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild. Business for the Orlando, Florida, company has been hurt by ...