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New Orleans’ same-sex marriage begins weddings in Louisiana

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New Orleans, June 30 (AP) - Two New Orleans men celebrated what apparently was the first same-sex wedding in Louisiana, as the last holdout state began issuing licenses to same-sex couples after the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans.

Gay rights advocates said Louisiana had been the last state to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses when its clerks of court got the go-ahead Monday. That was a reversal from Friday, when the...
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Swedish woman gets $18M in sex harassment suit against boss

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New York, June 30 (AP) - A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking was awarded $18 million by a federal jury Monday.

Hanna Bouveng, 25, accused Benjamin Wey in an $850 million lawsuit of using his power...
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Amid Iran nuclear talks, non-diplomats compete for attention

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Vienna, June 29 (AP) - Ah, Vienna... City of music. Crown jewel of the Holy Roman Empire. Birthplace of psychoanalysis. Home of the Lipizzaner stallions. And this week, host of the Iran nuclear negotiations.

But along with the foreign ministers, their delegations and a horde of accompanying...
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Two killed in overnight attacks blamed on the police

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Bujumbura, June 29 (AP) - At least two people were killed in overnight attacks that they believe were carried out by Burundian police, witnesses said Sunday as the country prepared for legislative elections despite an upsurge in violence.

Witnesses in the Jabe neighborhood in the nation's...
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Police arrest Kuwaiti national, others for mosque bombing

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Kuwait City, June 28 (AP) - Police have arrested a number of people, among them a Kuwaiti citizen, suspected of being behind a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque that killed 27 people, Kuwait's Interior Ministry said early Sunday.

The announcement came just hours after thousands of people took...
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