Obama gets key Iran vote

WASHINGTON - Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski said she will support the Iran nuclear deal, giving President Barack Obama the 34 Senate votes needed to sustain a veto of any congressional resolution disapproving the deal.

Tech stock leads Wall St. higher as China fears ebb 1:55pm EDT

- U.S. stocks rose more than 1 percent to near session highs on Wednesday afternoon as technology stocks led a rebound from Tuesday's steep losses and as China's move to again support its financial markets eased investor concerns.

Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Fed missed window to hike rates: Bill Gross

NEW YORK - Bond guru Bill Gross, who has long called for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, said that central bankers may have missed their window of opportunity to hike rates earlier this year and doing so now could create "self-inflicted" instability.  Full Article 

Inez Szczupak holds the urn containing the ashes of her son, Martin. He died of a drug overdose a day after leaving a Phoenix House New York facility without permission. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

How a drug-rehab program spun out of control

Politicians are embracing court-ordered drug rehab to reduce prison crowding. The case of Martin Szczupak, a young addict sent to a facility run by Phoenix Houses of New York, shows how good intentions can backfire when care falls short.  Full Coverage 

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis gestures as she refuses to issue marriage licenses to a same-sex couple in Morehead, Kentucky September 1, 2015, in a still image from video provided by WLEX. REUTERS/WLEX/LEX18.com

Clerk defies high court over gay marriage

Kentucky county clerk cited "God's authority" in rejecting requests for marriage licenses from three same-sex couples, deepening a legal standoff now two months old.  Full Article | Video 

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Images of August

Images taken by Reuters photographers from around the world for the month of August 2015, including the global migrant crisis, the explosion in Tianjin, the anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, the U.S. presidential race, as well as other moments of everyday life. Produced by Canice Leung.

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