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World Youth Day: Teach Children About Martyrs

Quite probably, the Islamic State-inspired assassins who cut the throat of Father Jacques Hamel in St. Étienne-du-Rouvray, France, on Tuesday did not know that one effect of their act would be to cast a pall over World Youth Day, but that’s nevertheless exactly what’s happened.

The mosquito-borne Zika virus has been linked to microcephaly -- a shrinking of the brain and skull -- in babies

Zika: CDC Hits the Panic Button

Doctors in the U.S. should proactively screen at-risk pregnant women for the Zika virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “All pregnant women in the United States and U.S. territories should be assessed for possible Zika virus exposure at each prenatal care visit,” reads a new memo the CDC released on Monday.

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Mattel Issues Statement On Fireman Sam’s Koran Disaster: ‘Please Don’t Kill Us! We Don’t Want To Die!’

There are apologies; there are grovelling apologies; and then there’s the kind of hair-shirt, mea culpa, “oh God, oh God, how can we ever make amends?”, self-abasing, crawling-to-beg-your-forgiveness-on-our-knees-on-broken-glass number just delivered by the toymaker behind TV kiddie animation series Fireman Sam to the entire Muslim community…

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Barbara Boxer: ‘Clinton Restored America’s Standing in World’

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), who is retiring at the end of 2016, shared “personal” details about Hillary Clinton during Tuesday evening remarks she delivered at the Democratic National Convention, and said Clinton had single-handedly “restored America’s standing in the world as Secretary of State.”

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U.S. General Blamed for Turkey Coup: I Was Too Busy Drinking with Geraldo

Turkish media loyal to the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have decided to pin the aborted coup attempt on a retired U.S. Army general and former NATO commander, Gen. J.F. Campbell, who says he has not traveled outside the United States in months and was having a beer with Geraldo on the day of the coup.