A Turkish paramilitary police officer carries the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, found washed ashore near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday. The boats carrying the boy's family to the Greek island of Kos capsized. His 5-year-old brother and mother also lost their lives. DHA/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

That Little Syrian Boy: Here's Who He Was

A photo of a drowned Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach sparked anguish and outrage over handling of the world's migration crisis.

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The casket of Ethel Lance is carried to a hearse following her funeral service on June 25. Lance was one of nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

What Is The Psychic Toll Of Gun Violence?

The likelihood that any one of us would be caught up in a mass shooting is low. But anthropologist Barbara J. King asks: Is any one of us left unaffected by gun violence?

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse on Tuesday. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Kentucky Clerk Ordered To Jail For Refusing To Issue Marriage Licenses

A federal judge found Kim Davis in contempt of court and ordered her to be taken into custody "until she complies" with a court order. She had refused to issue marriage licenses in protest of same-sex marriage.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (second from right), the ranking member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said it's "certainly understandable" that Bryan Pagliano would be advised not to appear before the committee. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Former Clinton Aide Who Built Private Email Server Pleads The 5th

The Select Committee on Benghazi had asked Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department employee, to field questions next week. His lawyer has declined.

A woman looks on at the U.S. Capitol in 2013 after the last government shutdown. Congress has made no progress toward avoiding a government shutdown when it will run out of funding Sept. 30. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

With Iran Deal Looking Like A Done Deal, Here Are The Next Crises For Congress

President Obama may have secured enough votes to keep his Iran deal intact, but potential problems loom for Congress on the debt ceiling, highway funding and a possible government shutdown.

In a previously unreleased letter, Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan told the Department of Health and Human Services to devise an action plan for reducing wasteful Medicare and Medicaid payments. Gary Cameron/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Shots - Health News

White House Takes Aim At Medicare And Medicaid Billing Errors

Improper payments by Medicare and Medicaid are wasting billions of dollars a year, the budget director said. He called for urgent corrective action in a letter that is now public.

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