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Analysis: ISIS Gains Momentum With Capture of Palmyra

ISIS has likely gained strength and momentum with a decisive military capture of Palmyra and the historically valuable Roman ruins in the ancient Syrian city, putting more pressure — both locally and internationally — on the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to new analysis from NBC News. The capture of the UNESCO heritage site marked what appeared to be the first time ISIS directly seized a city from Syrian military and allied forces, NBC News reported. French President Francois Hollande said the city's capture demonstrated Assad's weakness, and called for a new push for Assad's ouster amid an ugly civil war in the country. Read »
5 minutes ago

Ireland Votes "Yes" for Gay Marriage, Polls Say

Ireland is likely to become the first country to expand marriage rights by popular vote, with both sides in Ireland’s marriage equality referendum saying the “yes” campaign has won in a landslide, NBC News and The Associated Press reported. "Everyone's saying its a yes and I'm not going to argue with that," said Dr. John Murray of the Iona Institute, a powerful and prominent Catholic think tank, in his concession Saturday morning. Thousands of Irish emigrants — many of them young, first-time voters — returned home for the vote, especially in the country's urban centers of Dublin and Cork. The result of the referendum, which is set to constitutionally redefine marriage as a contract between "two persons without distinction as to their sex," will formally be announced at Dublin Castle later Saturday after 15 hours of voting. "This shows how much we've changed, how attitudes are changing, to see all of the young people come out to vote," student Rebecca Doyle of Enniscorthy, County Wexford, told NBC News. Read »
4 hours ago

Son of Ex-Honduran President Charged in Cocaine Smuggling

5 hours ago

Obama Faces Racist Twitter Backlash in @POTUS Debut

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Senate Blocks NSA Bill, Fast-Tracks TTP

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Criminal Wrongdoing in GM's Defect Handling: Feds

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 12:48 AM

40 Dead in Criminal-Officer Shootout in Mexico Cartel Area

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3:52 PM

Obama Signs Congress Review of Iran Nuclear Deal Bill Into Law

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:16 PM

Gas Prices to Peak Over Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:58 PM

Judge Judy Addresses High School Graduates

Popular TV personality Judge Judy Sheindlin offers advice to graduates at New Mexico's Shiprock High School. Read »
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Suicide Bomber Kills 20 at Saudi Shi'ite Mosque

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:20 PM

Thousands Fly "Home to Vote" For Ireland Gay Marriage Referendum

Voters went to the polls in Ireland Friday on whether to allow gay marriage in a referendum that has seen thousands of citizens travel home from overseas in order to take part. The historic poll could make Ireland the first country in the world to adopt the policy by popular vote. Airports and ferry terminals were busier than usual as many shared their journey on social media using the hashtag #hometovote. Polling stations will remain open until 10 p.m. local time (5 p.m. ET). Read »
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:17 PM

Feds Release Hundreds of Clinton's Emails on Benghazi

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:50 AM

Senate Vote Deadline Looms on NSA Bulk Data Collection Bill

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:33 AM

Korean Air "Nut Rage" Exec Freed by Court