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As the EU has sought to pressure Russia and Iran by targeting individuals, they've run into a problem: their sanctions are often overturned in court. But proposed changes are hugely controversial.Sara Miller Llana
'Zone One' author Colson Whitehead explores the strange world of poker and the people who have built their lives around it.Janet Saidi
Advocates brought Larry Harvey from his farm near Kettle Falls, Wash., to Washington, D.C., this week to make his case to Congress, saying it’s time to legalize the drug for the 1 million Americans who use marijuana for medical reasons.Rob Hotakainen
For 15-year-old Molly Paul, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has felt like a second home.Renee Schoof
The main Orthodox church is divided into two major factions, one loyal to Kiev, the other to Moscow, complicating efforts to push national unity. Fred Weir
The Syrian regime has clawed back substantial rebel-held territory in the last year – with critical help from Iran. Homs, the 'capital of the revolution,' is perhaps the most significant win.Nicholas Blanford
American Idol recap: The final four contestants got off to a rough start on Wednesday night with their first of three American Idol performances but the third song proved to be a charm. And Jena Irene was living a semi-charmed kind of night.Jodi Bradbury
President Mujica said he would give refuge to five detainees from the controversial US detention camp. Uruguay may have foreign policy interests in scoring points with the US.Jonathan Gilbert
Senate majority leader Harry Reid violated the Constitution in his maneuverings to pass Obamacare, a conservative legal fund argues. The case will go before a federal panel of judges Thursday.Warren Richey
After a brief congressional hold-up, the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent a bill honoring 4-year-old Kilah Davenport that aims to strengthen punishment for the worst child abuse cases.Franco Ordoñez
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