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Vatican Report Conciliatory Toward Gays, Unmarried Couples

An assembly of Roman Catholic bishops calls for the church to welcome gays, unmarried couples and those who have divorced. Steve Inskeep talks to Joshua McElwee of the National Catholic Reporter.
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Police In Hong Kong Clear More Barricades From Protest Areas

Traffic has begun flowing freely through some major arteries after police cleared barriers set up by pro-democracy protesters. For more than 2 weeks, demonstrators have blocked key business districts.
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China's Nomads Have A Foot In Two Very Different Worlds

China is attempting to move nomads into permanent settlements, but the transition for many has proven difficult. After apartment living, one family plans to go back to herding.
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Makeshift Barriers Highlight Unions, Divisions Over Hong Kong Protests

More people are choosing sides on the streets where pro-democracy protesters have erected barriers. As police and some citizens tried to remove the barriers, others stepped in to save the structures.
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For Italy's Gay Rights Advocates, It's 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

Italy lags behind other EU states in guaranteeing equal rights for homosexuals. Gay couples have no legal recognition or adoption rights, and a bill that would make homophobia a crime has stalled.
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Islamic State Fighters Gain New Ground In Iraq's Anbar Province

Airstrikes by the U.S. and its allies continued in Iraq on Monday, aimed at pushing back fighters from the so-called Islamic State.
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Battlefronts In Kobani Don't Break Cleanly Along Ethic Or Sectarian Lines

Turkey has declined to intervene in the fighting, in part because the defenders are largely Kurdish. There are also Sunni Muslims joining the Kurds to fight ISIS.
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Economics Nobel Awarded For Work On Regulating Big Businesses

French economist Jean Tirole studies oligopolies — markets that are controlled by a handful of powerful, interdependent companies.
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From Microsoft To Mercedes, Foreign Companies Under The Gun In China

Doing business in China is getting tougher for some foreign companies. In the past year, Chinese government regulators have raided their offices, claiming to investigate monopoly practices.
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Unusual Candidate Could Be The First Immigrant Mayor Of Berlin

Palestinian-born Raed Saleh is one of three contenders running to fill the remainder of the term of the current mayor, a controversial figure who is resigning.

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