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 Rainbow curtains and a poster promoting the Yes campaign in favor of same-sex marriage are displayed Friday in Dublin.
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Rainbow curtains and a poster promoting the Yes campaign in favor of same-sex marriage are displayed Friday in Dublin.

Gay marriage brings Irish out in numbers as #hometovote trends

Polls show overwhelming support to change the law in what was once among the most devout Catholic societies in Europe.


Islamic State claims responsibility for bombing at Saudi mosque

The Saudi Health Ministry said at least 21 people had been killed and more than 120 others injured.



 Displaced civilians from Ramadi wait to receive humanitarian aid from the United Nations in a camp in the town of Amiriyat al-Fallujah, west of Baghdad, on Friday.

U.S. officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery

The Islamic Republic contributed small numbers of troops in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials said Friday.



World Briefs: Dozens killed in Mexico shootout

Plus: new Colombia violence; ‘productive’ Cuba meeting; ‘nut rage’ executive freed; and more.


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State Dept. releases Clinton emails on Libya and Benghazi attacks

Nearly 900 pages of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private account provide little apparent fuel for a Republican probe of her actions.



Obama set to strengthen federal role in clean water regulation

Environmentalists have praised the new rule, but it has attracted fierce opposition from several business interests.


 

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Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage

Though ballots are still being counted, gay marriage is headed toward a resounding victory in the historic Friday vote.



Militants tighten grip on Palmyra, one of the Mideast's most renowned sites

Islamic State militants who seized the ancient Syrian city made control clear by leaving decapitated bodies of suspected foes in streets.


 
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Crystal Ball says we're leaning towards Toomey

A reason for Pat Toomey to smile. (Associated Press photo) Underwhelmed by the effort thus far of Democrats to win back the U.S.


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto listen to a speech Downtown in February 2015.



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