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"His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot. His freedom guarantees mine."
 
A high-profile sex assault case in California reverberating across the globe has prompted soul searching in America and reignited a debate about rape culture on U.S. college campuses.
 
As Pakistan's policies and paranoia have turned it into a pariah state, our alliance with China has stayed rocksteady.
 
The artillery still rumbles like a rolling late spring storm. Small arms fire reaches a staccato, only to fall silent just as quickly. And hapless civilians on both sides of an arbitrary divide endure and suffer as the forgotten slow burner conflict in eastern Ukraine continues far from the headlines but embedded in the acute anxiety of European and U.S. policymakers.
 
The prospect of Britain leaving the European Union has worried many foreign leaders and international bodies, leading to a string of warnings about a loss of British influence and a possible blow to the global economy.
 
It was one of the most awkward moments of a press conference that was full of them: when an American journalist asked Cuban President Raul Castro about the fate of political prisoners on the island.
 
When Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and suspended last month, her permanent ouster seemed all but certain.
 
Americans agree on this much: They are disgusted with politics. Yet Americans say they still believe in America, the experiment in democracy that the founders described as a place where the government should protect the rights of ordinary people to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
 
For two weeks in February, Hillary Clinton's campaign appeared on the brink of falling into an all-too-familiar pattern.
 
Donald Trump ridiculed it, saying it was the only thing Hillary Clinton had going for her candidacy. On Tuesday as she made history, she opted to play it proudly.
 
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