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Drawn-Out Syrian Civil War Spawns A Literal Dark Age

The conflict in Syria is entering its fifth year, and two new reports suggest it just keeps getting worse for civilians there.

Clinton Says She Didn't Save Personal Emails From Her State Department Tenure

Updated at 3:21 p.m. ET

Iran Calls GOP Letter 'Propaganda Ploy,' Offers To 'Enlighten' Authors

Republican senators' letter to Iran about ongoing nuclear talks has prompted a lengthy response from Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who delivered an overview of international law as he critiqued the letter.

Ethiopia's Blue Party Tries To Reacquaint Nation With Dissent

Feven Tashome is a study in blue. The 21-year-old's toenails are painted a rich cobalt, her scarf is baby blue and her leather handbag is ultramarine.

Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

What happens when the price of oil tanks and suddenly you're faced with a whole lot less money to deal with your town's explosive growth? If you're 52-year-old Rick Norby, you lose a lot of sleep. "I haven't slept since I became mayor," he says. "I really ain't kidding you."

Wild Day In Madison Likely To Be Another Win For Gov. Walker

You could scarcely imagine a day that better demonstrated the split personality of Wisconsin politics.

U.N. Report: No Country Has Achieved Equality For Women

Twenty years ago, then first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton made headlines with these words at September 5, 1995, at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing:

47 GOP Senators Tell Iran They May Not Honor A Nuclear Deal

Update 11:10 p.m. ET: Vice President Joe Biden, a former senator himself, condemned the GOP senators' letter in a strongly worded press release late Monday, calling it "beneath the dignity of an institution I revere."

Ga. House Backs Legalizing Fireworks To Spark Economy

The Georgia House hopes that legalizing fireworks will spark part of the state's economy. A bill allowing the sale of 'consumer fireworks' passed the chamber on Monday, 119 votes to 49.
Capitol Building Georgia

Ga. Lawmakers Face Major Deadline To Pass Bills

State lawmakers face a major deadline by the end of the week, as the 2015 legislative session heads into its final stretch. Friday, March 13 is crossover day. That is when bills must pass in one chamber in order to stand a chance of getting approved in the other.