Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes

Palestinian protesters

Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war.

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‘Suffering’ ends with Honduran baby back in parents’ arms

Johan Montecinos and parents

For months, a Honduran couple watched their only son grow up in videos while he was kept in US government custody. That’s where he took his first steps and spoke his first words. The parents got to embrace the 15-month-old boy again Friday, five months after US immigration officials forcibly separated the baby from his father at the Texas border.

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Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump

Zak Ringelstein

Last Friday, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn’t ready to consider himself a formal member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization’s values and endorsement in his bid to become a United States senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press that was ready to become the only major-party Senate candidate in the nation to be a dues-paying democratic socialist.

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Lava tourism: Hawaii town seeking approval for lava viewing site

Honolulu — Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — a fact that’s squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy. Big Island businesses are calling for a lava viewing site, but authorities say they’re finding […]

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National strike set in Israel over law denying gay couples right to surrogacy

Israel is set for nationwide strike action on Sunday over new legislation denying surrogacy to gay couples, with a trade union urging employers to let their staff join the walkout.

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