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Obama seeks congressional approval for war on ISIL

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The authorization would give President Barack Obama the ability to use military force against “ISIL or associated persons or forces.” Continue reading

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Senate Republicans send controversial letter to Iran

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Members of Congress sent a letter to Iran in the midst of negotiations over nuclear arms, in an unusual move that could complicate international relations. Continue reading

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UN calls for worldwide gender equality by 2030

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The UN urged world leaders this week to ensure gender equality by 2030 as a new report showed limited progress in the area. Continue reading

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How have voting rights changed in the past 50 years?

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The 50th anniversary of the marches for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, brought a new focus to the relationship between race and voting today. Continue reading

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Justice Dept. report on Ferguson slams local police

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In an investigation sparked by the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department found patterns of police misconduct, racial bias and a disregard for the community. Continue reading

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