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Men walk past a Yes vote campaign graffiti in central Dublin as Ireland holds a referendum on gay marriageA referendum marking a dramatic social shift is approved by a landslide, supporters and opponents say


2015-05-23 05:52:55 -0600

FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to wind down its bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)The Senate struggles unsuccessfully early Saturday to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs.


2015-05-22 23:38:53 -0600

Iraqi security forces stand guard as residents from the city of Ramadi, who fled from Islamic State (IS) militants, wait to cross a bridge into Baghdad, on May 20, 2015A convoy of Shi'ite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near Ramadi on Saturday to advance on areas held by Islamic State, a Shi'ite spokesman said, launching a counter-offensive to reverse stunning gains by the jihadi insurgents.


2015-05-23 06:41:15 -0600