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Kansas governor's order shields clergy on same-sex marriage

BrownbackKansas' governor told state government agencies Tuesday that they can't punish ministers or religious groups for opposing same-sex marriage, and critics said he is sanctioning discrimination even as the state extends new benefits to gay and lesbian couples.

Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order in response to last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation. Brownback's order said the "imposition" of gay marriage could lead to "potential infringements" of religious liberties.

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#BlockTheFactory: One Year After Gaza War, Protesters Shut Down Drone Plants

Elbit protestMarking the one-year anniversary of the 2014 attack on Gaza, protesters in the United Kingdom and Australia on Monday shut down four drone factories owned by the biggest arms company in Israel, Elbit Systems.

The factories produce military drones that were used in Israel's 51-day offensive last summer, which saw the deaths of more than 2,200 people—including 1,400 Palestinian civilians, one third of them children.

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Qatar offshore rig faces months of repairs after accident

Qatare oil rigA newly built Qatari offshore rig will need several months of repairs and maintenance after an accident off the Gulf nation's coast, its owner said Tuesday.

The accident involved the jack-up accommodation rig "Rumailah" and happened Sunday in the al-Shaheen oil field, off Qatar's northeastern coast, according to a statement from Doha, Qatar-based Gulf International Services.

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Court upholds ban on federal contractor donations to campaigns

Federal contractorsA three-quarters of a century old ban on government contractors donating money to political campaigns was upheld in federal court Tuesday.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Chief Judge Merrick Garland wrote the court’s opinion, which said that the rule banning federal contractors' contributions to political candidates, committees, and parties did not violate the plaintiffs' freedom of speech or equal protection rights.

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Eurozone tells Greece not to expect debt relief in near future

Greek crisisThe Greek government has been told by its eurozone partners not to expect debt relief any time soon, amid fading hopes of decisive action to stop the country tumbling out of the currency union.

Arriving at an emergency summit of eurozone leaders, Angela Merkel said there was no clear basis to negotiate with Athens after Greek voters rejected an EU bailout plan in a referendum on Sunday. The German chancellor warned that time was running out. “It is not a matter of weeks anymore, it is a matter of days.”

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Jimmy Carter Says Jesus Would Approve Of Gay Marriage

Jimmy CarterFaith is important to former President Jimmy Carter, and he writes about it extensively in his new memoir A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety. But his religious beliefs don't keep him from supporting every American's right to marry the person they love.

HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill asked Carter on Tuesday whether he believes Jesus would approve of gay marriage, and Carter said he does.

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US allows cruises to Cuba; Carnival plans trips from Miami in May

US to Cuba Carnival Cruise to beginThe U.S. has authorized the first cruise service to Cuba in half a century.

Cruise giant Carnival Corp. announced Tuesday that it has received U.S. government licenses to offer "purposeful" cruises from the U.S. to Cuba for people-to-people, humanitarian and other exchanges.

Pending approval from Cuban authorities, Carnival aims to offer seven-day trips from Miami to several Cuban ports starting in May on its new "fathom" brand, which offers travel for social causes such as volunteer work and cultural immersion.

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One dead, four injured in Washington ice cave collapse

Washington ice cave collapseOne hiker was killed and at least four others were injured when an ice cave collapsed Monday after officials warned warm temperatures would melt the ice and weaken the caves.

More than 100 rescue workers tried to free all of those trapped under debris at the Big Four Ice Caves in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, located about 70 miles north of Seattle. One person, who was not identified, died. Four others, three adults and a child, were taken to area hospitals with injuries that include broken bones.

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Twin attacks reported in Afghan capital Kabul

Attack in KabulGunfire and explosions have been reported in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, hours after a Taliban suicide bomber rammed a vehicle into a convoy belonging to foreign forces, security officials said.

Police spokesman Ebadullah Karimi said that armed men entered a building close to an installation used by Afghanistan's intelligence agency on Tuesday afternoon.

Al Jazeera journalists in Kabul reported that the attack took place at a compound in Kabul's District Eight, and gunmen had taken up positions within it.

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