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Jul 4, 2016

Pope Francis says Benedict ailing but mentally sharp

Pope Francis has said his predecessor as pontiff is having trouble getting around, but remains sharp of mind and memory, according to an interview published Sunday. “His mind and his memory are intact, perfect,” Francis said of Benedict XVI in the remarks published by ...

Jul 1, 2016

U.K. should legalize brothels, parliamentary watchdog says

Sex workers in England and Wales should not face criminal charges for soliciting and brothels should be legalized, a British parliamentary group said on Friday, calling for local prostitution laws to be overhauled. Countries have been divided over the best way to deal with ...

Pentagon lifts ban on transgender service members

Jul 1, 2016

Pentagon lifts ban on transgender service members

Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, the Pentagon announced Thursday, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation ...