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Post-DOMA: Gay Troops’ Spouses Can Be Buried at Arlington

Pentagon still studying cost, extent of federal benefits to same-sex spouses Comment () Tweet “We will move very swiftly, expeditiously, on implementing the law,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. The spouses of gay and lesbian service members will be among those to receive federal benefits, including burial at Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon announced Wednesday, hours after the Supreme Court ...

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Jobs major worry for EU summit

Leaders to discuss youth unemployment issue with talk of earmarking $10 billion for 6-year jobs programme. European Union leaders head for their last summit of the political calendar this week as the EU’s jobs crunch and a proposed template for the troubled finance industry weigh heavily on the mood. Shaken by the 2008 debt and banking maelstrom, the EU is ...

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West Fork Fire: NASA Photos Reveal Massive Smoke Plume Seen From Space

The West Fork complex of three wildfires burning in the Rio Grande National Forest continues to rage after more than doubling in size over the weekend and having burned a total of 79,182 acres as of Tuesday. The massive smoke plume from the West Fork Fire could be seen from space and was captured in two recent photos from NASA. ...

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Activists say at least 100,000 killed in Syria war

BEIRUT — More than 100,000 people have been killed since the start of the Syrian conflict over two years ago, an activist group said Wednesday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been tracking the death toll in the conflict through a network of activists in Syria, released its death toll at a time when hopes for a ...

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Oprah Tops Forbes’ Most Powerful Celebrity List

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) – After two years as a runner-up, Oprah Winfrey was named the most powerful celebrity on Wednesday by Forbes, heading the six women and four men who make up the top 10. It was the fifth time the former talk show host who runs her own TV network has headed the annual ...

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Ethnic clashes in China’s northwest leave 27 dead

BEIJING — Twenty-seven people were killed in riots early Wednesday in northwest China, state-run media reported, the deadliest outbreak of violence in the restive region in years. Communist Party officials in Xinjiang — where Uighurs, a Muslim minority, have repeatedly clashed with Han Chinese settlers — told the official Xinhua news agency that knife-wielding mobs attacked a police station, a ...

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Army win in Lebanon’s Sidon has set sectarian “trap”, Sunnis say

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) – Soldiers strutted confidently down the battle-scarred streets of the Lebanese port of Sidon on Tuesday after routing a radical Sunni Muslim sheikh and his militant supporters in a two-day battle. Lebanese army soldiers secure the area as seen through a burnt car near the mosque complex where hardline Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir was believed to ...

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Army win in Lebanon’s Sidon has set sectarian “trap”, Sunnis say

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) – Soldiers strutted confidently down the battle-scarred streets of the Lebanese port of Sidon on Tuesday after routing a radical Sunni Muslim sheikh and his militant supporters in a two-day battle. Lebanese army soldiers secure the area as seen through a burnt car near the mosque complex where hardline Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir was believed to ...

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China Completes Longest Manned Space Mission

China has completed its longest manned space mission yet, marking an important step toward the goal of building its own space station. The return capsule of the…

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China Completes Longest Manned Space Mission

China has completed its longest manned space mission yet, marking an important step toward the goal of building its own space station. The return capsule of the…

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