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  • Young Utah gay couple become face of gay marriage

    Derek Kitchen was a teenager still coming to grips with his sexual orientation when yard signs began popping up throughout his suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood in 2004 supporting an amendment to ban same-sex marriage.


  • Ohio city supports naming road for Neil Armstrong

    Officials in a southwest Ohio city support a plan to name a new stretch of state highway for astronaut Neil Armstrong, who lived in the area after becoming the first man to walk on the moon.


  • UN registers Lebanon's millionth Syrian refugee

    The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon registered with the United Nations has now passed 1 million, as the organization’s refugee agency stresses the urgent need to fund humanitarian aid.


  • Syrians adjust to life without limbs

    Grimacing, Mustafa Ahmad slid the scarred stump just below his right knee into his new prosthetic leg. Extending his arms for balance, he slowly rose and hobbled across the packed dirt floor toward the door of his ramshackle tent.


  • Residence buildings look by the Mediterranean coastline of the Latakia governorate, Syria, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Syrian rebels pressed their offensive deeper into the coastal heartland of President Bashar Assad's Alawite sect on Wednesday, battling government troops backed by warplanes for control of at least two villages in the heavily wooded and mountainous terrain, activists said. Rebels were battling government troops in the Latakia villages of Qastal Maaf and Nabaain, activists said. (AP Photo)

    Activists: Syrian warplanes bomb rebels in Latakia

    Syrian forces on Thursday bombarded rebel positions with artillery and warplanes in the Mediterranean coastal province of Latakia, trying to push back opposition fighters who over the past week made rare territorial gains in President Bashar Assad's ancestral heartland.


  • Syrian troops stand by the Crac des Chevaliers as they take reporters on a tour a day after Syrian troops ousted rebels from the castle located near the village of Hosn, Syria, Friday, March 21, 2014. The Syrian army ousted rebels from the massive Crusader fortress after several hours of fierce fighting, killing at least 93 of them as they fled to neighboring Lebanon, an army commander told reporters on a government-led tour of the area Friday. (AP Photo)

    Syrian army says 93 rebels killed fleeing castle

    The Syrian army ousted rebels from a massive Crusader fortress after several hours of fierce fighting, killing at least 93 of them as they fled to neighboring Lebanon, an army commander told reporters on a government-led tour of the area Friday.


  • A Lebanese man holds a part of an exploded rocket that hit a house in the predominately Shiite town of Labweh, near the border with Syria, northeast Lebanon, Monday March 17, 2014. Several rockets struck Labweh not far from the predominantly Sunni town of Arsal, causing damage to a house but no casualties. Residents in Labweh said the rockets were fired from Arsal raising tension between the two towns. Angry residents in Labweh closed the main road leading to Arsal with sand barriers preventing people from entering or leaving as about 20 armed Hezbollah manned the roadblocks. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Syrian troops capture village near Lebanon border

    Syrian troops pressed an offensive near the Lebanese border on Wednesday, capturing a village from rebels whose forces appear to be collapsing along a key central front, state media and activists said.


  • A Lebanese man holds a part of an exploded rocket that hit a house in the predominately Shiite town of Labweh, near the border with Syria, northeast Lebanon, Monday March 17, 2014. Several rockets struck Labweh not far from the predominantly Sunni town of Arsal, causing damage to a house but no casualties. Residents in Labweh said the rockets were fired from Arsal raising tension between the two towns. Angry residents in Labweh closed the main road leading to Arsal with sand barriers preventing people from entering or leaving as about 20 armed Hezbollah manned the roadblocks. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Syrian-linked hostilities swell in Lebanon in Shiite-Sunni conflicts

    Gunmen from the Shiite militant organization Hezbollah have banded together with Shiite residents to clamp down on a Sunni-majority town near the Lebanon-Syria border.


  • For Palestinians, Arab Idol offers welcome escape

    Hundreds of Palestinian youths lined up outside a luxury hotel at the crack of dawn on Monday for a chance to compete in the Arab world's premier talent show, hoping to follow the unlikely example of last year's winner and sing their way out of a life of conflict and poverty.


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