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US judge rules Florida gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but delays issuing of licenses

MIAMI - 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....

posted: August 21,2014

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Fierce fighting rages in eastern Ukraine as delayed Russian aid convoy begins advancing

KIEV, Ukraine - Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen...

In war of attrition in Gaza, Israel kills 3 top Hamas military commanders, calls up reserves

GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack...

US Ebola survivor thanks God, experimental drug and American doctors for saving his life

ATLANTA - An American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, calling it a "miraculous day" and showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after...

Cardinal Edmund Szoka, former Vatican City governor, head of Detroit archdiocese, dies at 86

DETROIT - Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86....

US official: Islamic militants demanded $132.5 million ransom for journalist they later killed

WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million — or 100 million Euros— in ransom for his release....

US launches more airstrikes in Iraq around Mosul Dam

WASHINGTON - U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam....

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