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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
US ruling makes pride parades historic, jubilant
Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday packed gay pride events across the U.S. from New York to San Francisco, with overall attendance expected in the millions for what amounted to a celebration of a freshly endorsed right to marry.
A convicted murderer who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison three weeks ago was shot and captured Sunday, bringing an end to an intense manhunt that saw his fellow escapee shot dead.
Texas' conservative Republican attorney general called the U.S. Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.
Did you hear the one about Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kauffman performing on the same stage?
Monday, June 29, 2015
Ecuador has released 201 tortoises on Santa Fe Island in the Galapagos archipelago, where a similar subspecies went extinct more than 150 years ago.
An Argentine federal judge has ordered an embargo on some US$156 million owned by companies exploring for oil off the UK's Falklands Islands, over which Argentina claims sovereignty. She also has ordered them to stop their explorations
Paraguayan bishop ousted by the pope scrutinized for his spending
Children awaiting surgery and women fleeing domestic violence never saw the US$350,000 donated for their benefit. Then, there were the questionable property sales and the money for a cleaning business partially owned by a relative.
Gay pride events in Latin America seek more rights
Marchers in several Latin American nations including Chile and Mexico pressed for more gay rights Saturday, with many celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision allowing same-sex couples to wed.
At only 26 years of age, Jesus Casanova has already earned a degree in journalism, is the owner of a South American swimming championship and last year was crowned Mister Venezuela in this beauty-obsessed nation.
A protester scaled a flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina legislature at dawn Saturday and removed the Confederate flag, officials said, amid fierce debate about the racially charged symbol.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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