Protesters gather outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California August 3, 2015. REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE

Senate blocks Planned Parenthood fund cuts

WASHINGTON - Republican legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed to gather enough support in the U.S. Senate, temporarily halting moves to punish the group for its role in gathering fetal tissue for medical research.  Full Article 

Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report 7:30pm EDT

WASHINGTON - In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world’s worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn’t improved in Malaysia and Cuba. And in China, they found, things had grown worse.

An employee looks at monitors at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo June 29, 2015. REUTERS/THOMAS PETER

Asian shares edge down, oil stabilizes after rout

TOKYO - Asian shares edged lower after downbeat economic data pressured Wall Street ahead of key U.S. jobs data later this week.  Full Article 

A man holds up a sign as he and several thousand other protesters demonstrate during a rally apposing the nuclear deal with Iran in Times Square, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The forgotten flaw in the Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama has negotiated an agreement with Iran that would end a broad range of economic sanctions on Iran, in return for Iran’s promise to scale back its nuclear efforts. I believe that support of the agreement would be a very serious mistake.  Commentary 

American League's Mike Trout, of the Los Angeles Angels, slaps hands with teammates as he is introduced ahead of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in New York, July 16 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Daily fantasy sports land in industry crosshairs

NEW YORK - Millions of Americans draft virtual sports teams online and enter real-money fantasy competitions that last only a few hours. This has sparked frustration among major gambling companies that want to see the industry better regulated.  Full Article 

Palestinians break taboo, seek Israeli citizenship

More and more Palestinians with permanent residency in East Jerusalem are applying for Israeli citizenship -- while defying taboo. Gavino Garay reports.

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