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Europe Looks to Remold Internet with New Copyright Rules

Europe Looks to Remold Internet with New Copyright Rules

By Kelvin Chan | Apr 18
The European Union has approved a copyright overhaul that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies.

Colombians Stage Kiss-A-Thon in Support of LGBT Rights

Colombians Stage Kiss-A-Thon in Support of LGBT Rights

By Manuel Rueda | Apr 18
Dozens of same sex couples kissed simultaneously outside an upscale shopping mall in Colombia's capital Wednesday, in the latest demonstration calling for LGBT rights in the South American country.

AP Source: Officials Consider New Penalty for Visa Overstays

AP Source: Officials Consider New Penalty for Visa Overstays

By Jill Colvin and Colleen Long | Apr 17
Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trump's growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign.

Russian Parliament Adopts Internet Controls Bill

Russian Parliament Adopts Internet Controls Bill

Apr 17
Russia's lower chamber of parliament has adopted a bill that would expand government control over the internet, raising fears of widespread censorship.

Shock, Sadness, but No Panic: Minutes that Saved Notre Dame

Shock, Sadness, but No Panic: Minutes that Saved Notre Dame

By Lori Hinnant | Apr 17
Fueled by a lattice of centuries-old timbers, the fire moved hungrily across Notre Dame's rooftop toward the cathedral's iconic spire. It belched yellow smoke, spitting out gritty particles of wood, stone, lead and iron and wanted more.

What was Lost, What was Saved from the Notre Dame Fire?

What was Lost, What was Saved from the Notre Dame Fire?

Apr 16
More than simply an iconic cathedral and jewel of Gothic architecture, Notre Dame was a treasure trove, housing priceless and irreplaceable marvels of immense religious, artistic, musical, historical and architectural value.

Adventurous Identities: Intersex Soldiers and Cross-Dressing Women at War

Adventurous Identities: Intersex Soldiers and Cross-Dressing Women at War

Apr 16
A documentary from the Smithsonian Institute, examining new DNA and physical anthropology evidence, suggests the famous cavalry officer Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779) might have been a woman, or intersex.

Putin Vows to Pump More Cash into Russian Space Industries

Putin Vows to Pump More Cash into Russian Space Industries

Apr 16
President Vladimir Putin has promised to burnish Russia's space glory by providing more funds to develop cutting-edge rocket technologies.

After Years of Crisis, Venezuelans Wonder What is 'Normal'

After Years of Crisis, Venezuelans Wonder What is 'Normal'

By Christopher Torchia | Apr 16
Normalcy elsewhere in the world doesn't fit Venezuela, where extremes are the norm.

Nations Express Solidarity with France After Notre Dame Fire

Nations Express Solidarity with France After Notre Dame Fire

Apr 16
Nations expressed solidarity with France after the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral and offered their support for the recovery.

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