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A spokesman for the activists said they are protesting Shell's plan for Arctic drilling by chaining themselves to a support ship for the project.Associated Press
The trial of the white officer, Michael Brelo, who climbed onto the hood of a car and fired repeatedly at its unarmed black occupants, played out amid questions about how the police interact with African-Americans.MITCH SMITH and ASHLEY SOUTHALL
Veterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.Rebecca Santana
Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of El Salvador’s capital on Saturday to celebrate the beatification of Óscar Romero, a Roman Catholic archbishop who walked with his people in their poverty.ELISABETH MALKIN
Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside the opposition of the Roman Catholic Church in a resounding victory Saturday for the LGBTQ rights movement and placing the country at the vanguard of social change.DANNY HAKIM and DOUGLAS DALBY
The State Department released 300 of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's private emails on Friday, the first in a batch of 50,000 messages at the center of a tug of war between congressional Republicans and the Democratic presidential front-runner.Paul Richter and Michael A. Memoli
Doug Hughes was not exactly coy about his plan to fly a contraption known as a gyrocopter onto the West Lawn of the Capitol in broad daylight last month. He told a major newspaper, which said it had in turn alerted the Secret Service, which had already interviewed him back in 2013.Noah Bierman
A grand jury's decision to indict all six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries suffered in police custody, allows the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."Juliet Linderman
From gold to dot-coms, 1630's Dutch tulips to 2000's U.S. real estate, again and again the world's economies have been sucked into a period of intense enthusiasm followed by devastating financial losses.James Osborne
The president of the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday called for an end to the group’s blanket ban on gay adult leaders, warning Scout executives that “we must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be,” and that “any other alternative will be the end of us as a national movement.”Erik Eckholm
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