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Keith Ellison: Bernie Has Made Democrats ‘Greater than Ever’

In his introduction to Senator Bernie Sanders during Monday night’s Democratic National Convention, Rep. Keith Ellison implored fellow “proud” Sanders supporters not to stay home in November, and trust that Hillary Clinton will deliver on “the most progressive platform in history.”

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Venezuela: No Bread Forces McDonald’s to Stop Selling Big Macs

McDonald’s has ceased production of its signature Big Mac sandwich in Venezuela, citing a shortage of bread that makes it impossible to mass produce the product. The move, the latest in McDonald’s production woes in the socialist nation, follows President Nicolás Maduro’s order placing the nation’s military in control of the food supply.

PAKISTANI HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS HOLD PLACARDS DURING A PROTEST IN ISLAMABAD ON MAY 29, 2014. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Honor Killing: Gang Dismembers Pakistani Man for Alleged Affair

Allah Ditta, 24, was stabbed repeatedly before five men cut off his arms, lips, and nose, leaving him to bleed to death in Dera Ghazi Khan district, Pakistan. Ditta had allegedly had “an affair” with a woman who wished to elope with him but was forced by family to remain with her husband.

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China: No South China Sea Talks with Philippines if Hague Ruling Mentioned

The Foreign Affairs Secretary of the Philippines has confirmed that the nation will not engage in bilateral talks with China over the South China Sea under the terms Beijing has dictated, which requires Filipino diplomats to not mention the existence of a verdict in their favor issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague.