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National & World Pope to Koreas: Avoid 'fruitless' criticisms, shows of force Pope to Koreas: Avoid 'fruitless' criticisms, shows of force
Pope Francis called Thursday for peace and unity on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid "fruitless" criticisms and shows of force, offering a message of reconciliation at the start of a five-day visit to South Korea.
National & World Court: Transgender man can keep pursuing divorce Court: Transgender man can keep pursuing divorce
A transgender man in Arizona who gave birth to three children after beginning to change from female to male can continue to pursue a divorce, a state appeals court said Wednesday in reversing a judge who refused to end the marriage.
National & World Report: White House didn't OK immigrant releases Report: White House didn't OK immigrant releases
More than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 were released strictly for budget reasons by immigration agency officials who kept the homeland security secretary in the dark about the plan, according to a federal watchdog's report.
National & World German artists: We switched Brooklyn Bridge flags German artists: We switched Brooklyn Bridge flags
Two German artists have claimed responsibility for replacing American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with faded white versions last month in a bizarre urban mystery that exposed holes in security at one of the city's most enduring landmarks.