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Gun carry rights expanded in Georgia under new law 

Gun carry rights expanded in Georgia under new law 

A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered to watch Wednesday's bill signing by Gov. Nathan Deal with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse

Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive

Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive

Pro-Russia insurgents who have been occupying police stations and other public buildings in eastern Ukraine for more than a week are defying the accords that Russia and Ukraine signed last week that urged all parties in Ukraine to lay down their arms and vacate the public offices

South Korea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

South Korea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

The victims are overwhelmingly students of a single high school in Ansan, near Seoul. More than three-quarters of the 323 students are dead or missing, while nearly two-thirds of the other 153 people on board the ferry Sewol when it sank one week ago survived

Republican activists push party on gay marriage

Republican activists push party on gay marriage

"There are people with sincerely held beliefs on both sides of the marriage issue, and that seems to be where the party is heading," said Jeff Cook-McCormac, an adviser to the American Unity Fund, which has been financed by wealthy donors such as hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer to push the GOP to back gay rights

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that it was the fourth hottest March in 135 years of records.

'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

‘Piles and piles’ of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

"Piles and piles" of bodies were left behind after the shootings, said Toby Lanzer, the top U.N. aid official in South Sudan.

US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

Some U.S. officials, including senior military leaders, have argued that the larger number is needed to conduct the multi-faceted mission and provide enough security for the troops and other Americans there.

Biden: Russia must 'stop talking and start acting'

Biden: Russia must ‘stop talking and start acting’

Yatsenyuk was harsher in his characterization of Russia. "No country should be able to behave like an armed bandit," he said. "Russia should stick to its international commitments and obligations. They should not behave as gangsters in the modern century."

Cries of anguish as SKorea ferry toll tops 100

Cries of anguish as SKorea ferry toll tops 100

"Bring back my daughter!" the woman cried, calling out her child's name in agony. A man rushed over, lifted her on his back and carried her away.

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

"We think that most people will get insurance once it's affordable to them," said Cheryl Fish-Parcham, of Families USA, a health advocacy group.