Protesters stand on a sidewalk 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 

Asian shares edge down, oil stabilizes after rout 8:21pm EDT

TOKYO - Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday after downbeat economic data pressured Wall Street ahead of key U.S. jobs data later this week that could provide a key clue to the timing of the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate increase.

Rohingya migrants who arrived in Indonesia by boat wait in line to receive donations at a temporary shelter in Aceh Timur regency, near Langsa in Indonesia's Aceh Province May 25, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

State Dept. diluted human trafficking report

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government office set up to independently grade global efforts to fight human trafficking was pressured to inflate assessments of 14 strategically important countries.  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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