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Jerusalem Backlash Casts Shadow Over Eurovision Contest

Jerusalem Backlash Casts Shadow Over Eurovision Contest

By Tia Goldenberg | Jun 22
When the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Israelis hoped other countries would follow suit. Instead, the move has created a backlash. The latest setback threatens the contested city's hopes of hosting the 2019 Eurovision song contest.

Confusion Swirls on Border After Trump Reversal on Families

Confusion Swirls on Border After Trump Reversal on Families

By Will Weissert, Susan Montoya Bryan and Colleen Long | Jun 22
Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents.

Inbound U.S. Flights Soon to Screen Powdered Substances

Inbound U.S. Flights Soon to Screen Powdered Substances

Jun 22
U.S. security officials will require more screening of powdered substances in carry-on bags on international flights headed to the United States starting June 30.

Gay British Army Vet Stops Basher's Bus Attack

Gay British Army Vet Stops Basher's Bus Attack

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 21
Openly gay British army vet Lee Wardle was riding a bus on his way home when he heard another passenger shouting homophobic epithets. Waddle asked the man to stop. That's when the man allegedly showed his violent stripes.

Fans at World Cup Criticized for Videos Disrespecting Women

Fans at World Cup Criticized for Videos Disrespecting Women

By Sarah DiLorenzo | Jun 21
Some Latin American fans at the World Cup are receiving criticism for sexist behavior and could even face workplace consequences for posting videos in which they encourage foreign women to say offensive things in languages they don't appear to understand.

Legal Pot Will Roll Out Differently in Canada Than in US

Legal Pot Will Roll Out Differently in Canada Than in US

By Gene Johnson | Jun 21
Mail-order weed? You betcha!

China Blasts New U.S. Tariff Threat, Warns It Will Retaliate

China Blasts New U.S. Tariff Threat, Warns It Will Retaliate

By Joe McDonald | Jun 20
China on Tuesday threatened "comprehensive measures" in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's new tariff hike, raising the possibility Beijing might target operations of American companies.

3 Gay Rights Activists Shot to Death in Southern Mexico

3 Gay Rights Activists Shot to Death in Southern Mexico

Jun 20
Mexican officials say three LGBTQ activists have been shot dead and left along a highway in the troubled southern state of Guerrero.

US Leaving UN's Human Rights Council, Cites Anti-Israel Bias

US Leaving UN's Human Rights Council, Cites Anti-Israel Bias

By Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman | Jun 20
The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.

Canadian Senate Passes Weed Bill but Legalization Delayed

Canadian Senate Passes Weed Bill but Legalization Delayed

By Rob Gillies | Jun 20
Canada's Senate gave final passage to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as the country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.

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