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How should the U.S. react to Russia-Ukraine battles?

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The newest clashes in Ukraine between its military and pro-Russian separatists have brought questions over whether the U.S. should provide greater military support. Continue reading

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Execution of Jordanian pilot draws outrage

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The violent militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) released a video this week showing the gruesome execution of a Jordanian military pilot, drawing criticism and anger across the Middle East. Continue reading

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Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalist after 400 days in jail

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Egypt has freed one of three Al Jazeera journalists who had been jailed for over a year on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group that is banned in Egypt. Continue reading

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Does the law allow businesses to say ‘no’ to same-sex couples?

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As same-sex marriage becomes legal in a growing number of states, local governments are addressing a debate between same-sex couples and businesses that do not want to serve them. Continue reading

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What happens when a language dies?

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Experts predict more than 3,000 languages will disappear by the end of the century. Continue reading

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