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