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Yes supporters celebrate the news at Dublin Castle Square in Ireland on Saturday. Ireland voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world’s first national vote on the issue. Associated Press

Irish voters approve gay marriage, putting country in vanguard (w/video)

DUBLIN — Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside the opposition of the Roman Catholic Church in a resounding victory Saturday for the gay rights movement and placing the country at the vanguard of social change. With the final ballots counted, the vote was  …


  1. Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege (w/video)


    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said Monday from inside the compound.

  2. Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves (w/video)


    WANG KELIAN, Malaysia — Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people.

    A Malaysian forensic team member carries bags of human remains found at abandoned camps in Wang Kelian, Malaysia, on Monday.
  3. Toddler unleashes tantrum in White House at feet of president and first lady


    It's a parent's nightmare: You're invited to a fancy dinner. You get the kids all dressed up and you make it to dinner. Then one of the kids pitches a fit.

    White House photographer Pete Souza captured Claudia Moser's tantrum when she lay flat on the floor in front of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Her mother tweeted the photo last week, adding "My daughter is an Internet meme!'' [Pete Souza | White House photo]
  4. Tornado kills 10 in Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna


    MEXICO CITY — A tornado raged through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna early Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying homes and upending cars and other vehicles.

  5. Photo gallery: Make time today for Memorial Day's true meaning


    I have no idea where I will be at 3 p.m. Monday, when a national moment of remembrance takes place, but Memorial Day will be very much on my mind.

    Iraq war veteran, retired Pvt. Rocky Bishop is embraced by his daughter Cyndney, 6, while visiting the grave of his grandfather, Korean War veteran James Bishop, on Monday with his other daughter Hannah, 4, at Georgia National Cemetery for Memorial Day  in Canton, Ga. [Associated Press]