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Egypt launches airstrikes at Islamic State in Libya

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Egypt launched airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an Islamic militant group, after the group killed 21 Christian Egyptians in Libya. Continue reading

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Ukraine and Russia announce cease-fire

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Ukraine and Russia announced that they had reached a cease-fire after weeks of clashes between Ukrainian and pro-Russian rebel forces. Continue reading

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Brian Williams suspended; Jon Stewart to exit The Daily Show

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Two major media shake-ups this week: Jon Stewart announced that he will leave The Daily Show, while NBC News said it is suspending Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for spreading a false story. Continue reading

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Why #BringBackOurGirls has lost momentum

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The cause to rescue hundreds of female students, abducted by militant Islamist group Boko Haram last spring, has faded for nearly all but a small group. Continue reading

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Supreme Court action allows same-sex marriage in Alabama

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The Supreme Court denied an appeal this week that would have stopped same-sex marriages in Alabama, allowing them to begin immediately. Continue reading

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