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Scalia And Sotomayor Clash In Proof-Of-Citizenship Voting Case

Justices Antonin Scalia and Sonia Sotomayor clashed Monday during Supreme Court oral arguments about whether states may require residents to submit proof of citizenship in order to register to vote. The outcome of the case is uncertain as the justices appeared narrowly divided.

Hillary Clinton Announces Her Support Of Gay Marriage

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that she supports same-sex marriage, saying gays and lesbians are “full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship.”

Six in court over gang rape in India

Six men accused of raping a Swiss tourist who was cycling with her husband in central India have appeared in court.

Syrian rebel leaders to form interim government for ‘free’ areas

Syria‘s main opposition coalition is holding talks to form an interim government to provide services to people living in parts of the country now controlled by rebel forces.

China warns US over missile defence programme against North Korea

China has said that US plans to bolster missile defences in response to provocations by North Korea would only intensify antagonism, and urged Washington to act prudently.

Cyprus reworks divisive bank tax, delays vote

(Reuters) – Cypriot ministers scrambled to revise a plan to seize money from bank deposits before a parliamentary vote on Tuesday that will either secure the island’s financial rescue or threaten its default.

Florida university shut after apparent suicide, bombs found

(Reuters) – The University of Central Florida closed its main campus in Orlando on Monday morning while police investigated an apparent suicide and a number of bombs found in a residence hall, the school said.

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