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5 cities in the running for 2024 games

Los Angeles is in the running to host a third Olympics while Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest will battle to bring the multi-sport extravaganza back to Europe.


Democrats block legislation to kill Iran nuclear deal

By a vote of 56-42, the Republican-majority Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed in the 100-member chamber to advance the legislation.


Obama to raise cyber concerns with China’s Xi

President Barack Obama will discuss cyber security with the Chinese leader when they meet in Washington this month amid rising U.S. worries about hackers.


Senate to hold one more vote on Iran nuclear deal

Senate Republicans will try a second time to move ahead on a resolution rejecting the Iran nuclear deal, but the outcome is expected to be the same.


U.S. airman who disarmed train gunman to receive Purple Heart

A U.S. airman who helped disarm a gunman on a Paris-bound train last month will receive a Purple Heart medal, in an unusual award of the honor to a serviceman wounded while not in a combat zone.


Nuns working overtime to bake altar breads for Pope’s Philly mass

Religious sisters at the suburban Monastery of St. Clare recently made 100,000 communion hosts for the pontiff's outdoor Mass on Sept. 27.


U.S. to China: Take back your undocumented immigrants

The issue, which is likely to come up during a state visit to Washington later this month by Chinese President Xi Jinping, has further strained a U.S.-China relationship already frayed by tensions over economic policy, suspected Chinese cyber hacking and Beijing’s growing military assertiveness.


U.S. preparing to welcome Syrian refugees

President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 refugees.


House clears three Iran deal-related bills for debate

One of the three measures is a resolution finding that President Barack Obama has not complied with the Iran nuclear review act, the second is a motion of approval of the nuclear deal and the third would seek to suspend Obama's right to waive sanctions.


Obama musters more Senate votes for Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama secured 42 votes in the U.S. Senate for the international nuclear deal with Iran, more than enough to keep Congress from passing a resolution disapproving of the pact.


Pope radically simplifies Catholic marriage annulment procedures

Pope Francis, making the most substantial changes to Catholic marriage annulment procedures in centuries, on Tuesday radically simplified them and said bishops should give greater help to divorced couples.

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