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Obama Clinches 34th Vote To Secure Iran Nuclear Deal

Winning over its 34th member of the Senate, the Obama administration now has enough votes to block Congressional efforts to derail the nuclear deal with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry also boosted the deal in a speech Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Some Hungarians Aid Migrants Waiting Outside Budapest Train Station

Many of the migrants waiting outside the rail station in Budapest hoping to get to Germany are showing the effects of exhaustion, malnutrition and days of sleeping rough. Now some Hungarians are trying to help.

Most Migrants Hope To Settle In Germany After Long Journey To Europe

Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees have struggled to reach Europe after fleeing war, oppression and poverty. The vast majority have one destination in mind: Germany.

Director Of Taylor Swift's New Video Defends His Work

"Wildest Dreams" depicts a love story set in Africa, circa 1950, the director notes. It did not have a political agenda, and did have people of color in front of the camera and on the creative team.

5 Chinese Military Ships Spotted Off Alaska's Coast

The vessels from China's navy have been operating in international waters in the Bering Sea, U.S. officials tell The Wall Street Journal.

Why Are Migrants Surging Into Europe Now?

The steady stream of migrants in past years has turned into a torrent this year. Here's a primer on the main forces at work.

Obama Secures Enough Support For Iran Deal In Congress

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., became the crucial 34th vote needed to sustain President Obama's expected veto should Congress pass a measure to block the agreement.
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Europe's Ongoing Migrant And Refugee Crisis And The Future Of Open Borders

The Austria-Hungary border has become the latest pressure point in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. We get an update on the huge influx of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa and the future of open borders within the E.U.


Fasting To The Death: Is It A Religious Rite Or Suicide?

A member of the ancient religion of Jainism who is very sick or very old may opt to stop eating. But India's Supreme Court is weighing a ban on the practice because suicide is illegal by Indian law.

During Holy Year, Priests Permitted To Forgive Women Who Had Abortions

Pope Francis announced that priests will be able to offer absolution to women who've had an abortion. The policy, in place for a year, is part of a Holy Year of Mercy that starts in December.