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1:54 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

The 'Shifting' TV News Landscape: Will It Be Good For Diversity?

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 1:58 pm

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Religion
1:54 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Ramadan In A Warzone: Is This Time Of Reflection Enough To Stop Conflict?

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 2:37 pm

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The Two-Way
1:47 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Luis Suarez Apologizes For Biting Rival At World Cup

Luis Suarez holds his teeth after biting Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder during last week's World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay in Brazil. FIFA has banned Suarez for nine games and four months over the incident.
Ricardo Mazalan AP

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 2:37 pm

Updated at 2:14 p.m. ET

Controversial Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez apologized Monday for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in last week's World Cup soccer game between their two countries.

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Law
1:32 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory

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Parallels
1:01 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

What's A Caliphate?

An Iraqi Turkmen fighter looks at an icon of seventh century Imam Ali bin Abi Talib, Islam's fourth caliph and cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, in Taza Khormato, Iraq, earlier this month.
Karim Sahib AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 11:32 am

The Islamic caliphates had a long and glorious run, but in the 21st century, they seemed consigned to history. Simply put, a caliphate is an Islamic state led by a supreme religious and political leader, and it has existed in one form or another for most of the 1,400-year history of Islam.

The collapse of the Ottoman Empire a century ago marked the end of the last caliphate, an extraordinarily powerful one that had survived for more than four centuries.

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