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Mexico City Considers Renewable Two-Year Marriage Term

Some lawmakers in Mexico City are considering amending marriage laws to allow for an initial two-year marriage term that can be renewed if the couple stays together. If they don’t, they can separate with no official divorce needed.

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Craig Loftus
Craig Loftus
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New Study: Daily Aspirin May Lead to Vision Loss in Seniors

(WIBX) - A newly released European study says seniors who take a daily aspirin are twice as likely to experience vision loss. The study determined that persons taking the pill are two times more likely to experience late stage macular degeneration than those who don't use the pain reliever at all

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ABC News
ABC News
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American Al-Qaeda Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki Killed in Yemeni Airstrike

US officials said Friday that Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born radical cleric linked to al-Qaida, has been killed by an airstrike in Yemen.

Al-Awlaki, 40, was seen as especially dangerous because his internet savvy and English-fluency made it easier for him to draw recruits to attack the United States. His sermons urging such attacks were widely circulated among militants in the West.

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Saudi Arabian Women Granted the Right to Vote

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia announced Sunday that women will now be permitted to vote and run for elected office. In addition, they will participate in the next session of the unelected, advisory Shura Council.

To American women, who’ve had the right to vote for nearly a century, the king’s proclamation may seem overdue and even quaint. In a country, however, where women still cannot drive cars and must have a male relative’s permission to travel abroad, hold a job or even undergo certain medical procedures, the announcement is momentous.

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This Day in History for September 23 – Neptune Discovered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1779 – John Paul Jones declares “I have not yet begun to fight!” (More info)

1846 – German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory (More info)

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Nelson Mandela and Roger Federer Are the Two Most Respected People in the World

It should come as no huge surprise that a poll of more than 50,000 people in 25 different countries would find Nelson Mandela the most respected and trusted person in the world.

But the next spot may be a bit more surprising.

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Britain’s Prince Harry to Train at US Military Bases This Fall

Prince Harry, or Capt. Harry Wales as he is known to his friends, will spend two months in America training on Apache helicopter gunships.

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This Day in History for September 1 – Titanic Wreckage Found and More

1864 – Atlanta falls to Union forces during the Civil War (More info)

1897 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America (More info)

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Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens at Baghdad Mosque [VIDEO]

A suicide bomber dressed as an injured beggar attacked one of the largest Sunni mosques in Baghdad on Sunday, claiming the lives of at least 24 people. A member of Parliament was among the dead.

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Passport Reveals True Spelling of Muammar ‘Gathafi’s’ Last Name

The spelling of Muammar Gaddafi’s last name has long been a mystery, with different news organizations employing different standards, such as Gaddafi, Kadafi, Qaddafi and Kaddafi. In fact, a 2009 ABC news story found a whopping 112 different ways one could spell the despot’s name.

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