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Australia poised to legalize same-sex marriage after citizens voice majority support for change
Australia is poised to become the 26th nation to legalize gay marriage after the results of a survey were revealed Wednesday showing a majority support redefining the marital union to include same-sex couples.
Richest 1% own half the world's wealth, study finds
The globe’s richest 1% own half the world’s wealth, according to a new report highlighting the growing gap between the super-rich and everyone else.
Trump says Asian trade deals will total more than $1 trillion for U.S.
President Trump said Tuesday that he secured trade deals that will be worth over $1 trillion to the U.S. on his 12-day trip through Asia.
Amid increased tensions, Iron Dome batteries now deployed in central Israel
Amid increased tension on both its northern and southern borders, Israel has deployed Iron Dome batteries in the Gush Dan region in central Israel, it was cleared for publication on Tuesday.
Report: Islamic Jihad raises state of readiness to 'highest level'
Amid increasing tensions between Israel and Islamic Jihad, the militant group has raised its state of readiness to its 'highest level,' according to a report in the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat.
Pro-Hizbullah newspaper reports Saudis could embrace Trump’s Arab-Israel peace plan
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has called on Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to normalize relations between the kingdom and Israel, a report said.
Inside the United States
FBI asks for Senate docs in fetal tissue probe: Report
The FBI has reportedly asked the Senate for unredacted documents obtained from abortion providers, which may signal an investigation into Planned Parenthood and other parties involved in the market for fetal tissue from abortions.
Justice Dept. explores probe of Clinton Foundation, Obama’s Russia uranium deal
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday he’s considering appointing a special counsel to look at whether the FBI properly handled the investigation into Russia’s purchase of uranium rights and donations to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton led the State Department.
U.S. household debt hit record $13T last quarter
Household debt in the United States reached a record $13 trillion in the third quarter, and rose for the 13th consecutive quarter, officials said Tuesday..