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Globe Trot: U.S. lifts Vietnam’s embargo despite human rights abuses

By Mindy Belz
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International | VIETNAM: President Barack Obama arrived in Hanoi to lift an embargo on weapons sales to the communist state and one-time U.S. foe. The move came ahead of…

Midday Roundup: Officer acquitted in Freddie Gray’s death

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Officer exonerated. A judge today acquitted Baltimore police officer Edward Nero in the death of Freddie Gray, who died in April 2015 from injuries he…

Currents of discrimination course through Afghan power line project

By Anna K. Poole
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Afghanistan | With a crippled economy, swelling unemployment rates, and bitter infighting between insurgents, Afghanistan has little surplus energy to address accusations…

Globe Trot: MSF accuses U.S., allies of complicity in hospital attacks

By Mindy Belz
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International | UNITED NATIONS: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) accused four of five permanent members of the UN Security Council—Britain,

Army reinstates Green Beret who confronted Afghan rapist

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The Army yesterday reversed its decision to dismiss a decorated Green Beret soldier who physically confronted an Afghan police commander for raping a young…

Kabul attack underscores war’s toll on Afghan civilians

By Anna K. Poole
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Terrorism | New UN report shows women, children suffer the most from ongoing violence

Midday Roundup: New Yorkers vote in primary today

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Casting ballots. Voters in New York are lining up at polling places across the state to cast ballots in the Democratic and Republican presidential…

Dispute over Afghan rape case could delay Army secretary’s nomination

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | A dispute over the U.S. Army’s treatment of a soldier who defended a young Afghan boy being raped by a local police commander could hold up the nomination…

Globe Trot: U.S. slaps terror designation on Afghan ISIS affiliate

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: The U.S. State Department has designated the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan a terrorist organization, calling it ISIL-Khorasan. The heightened…

Globe Trot: Egypt poised to end blasphemy laws

By Mindy Belz
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International | EGYPT: Rights advocates believe the political atmosphere has never been better to actually reform—or end—Egypt’s blasphemy laws. Under President Abdel…

Enigmatic radio broadcasts fuel fears of Islamic State influence in Afghanistan

By Anna K. Poole
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ISIS | Preoccupied with the Taliban’s resurgence, Afghanistan hasn’t spent much time worrying over potential threats from the Islamic State (ISIS). But in recent…

Was U.S. aid worker in Afghanistan killed for her newfound Christian faith?

By Samantha Gobba
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Afghanistan | As U.S. aid worker Lisa Akbari left the gym at her apartment complex Sunday night in Kabul, Afghanistan, someone fatally shot her. A few miles from the…

 
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