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Trump Says He Won't Recertify Iran Nuclear Deal And Tells Congress To Take Next Steps

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Hundreds Missing In Northern California Where Fires Continue To Burn

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Kim Davis, seen in 2015 outside the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky.

Kim Davis Takes Struggle Against Gay Marriage To Another Theater: Romania

Kim Davis has taken her fight against same-sex marriage far beyond the borders of her native Kentucky lately — far beyond even U.S. shores. The Rowan County clerk, who was jailed briefly in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, headed to Romania this week to push for a change to the country's constitution.

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

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President Donald Trump makes a statement on the administration's strategy for dealing with Iran in the Diplomatic Reception Room in the White House on Friday.

Transcript: Trump's Remarks On Iran Nuclear Deal

President Trump says he will not certify the 2015 Iran nuclear deal ahead of a Sunday deadline, but the move does not automatically withdraw the U.S. from the agreement. Trump laid out his strategy in an address on Friday. Below are his full remarks, as released by the White House.

Thank you very much. My fellow Americans: As President of the United States, my highest obligation is to ensure the safety and security of the American people.

Hindu activists protest against a court-ordered ban on the sale of firecrackers to curtail air pollution in the Indian capital by setting off firecrackers in New Delhi on Friday.

Diwali Fireworks Are Limited In India Over Toxic Smog Concerns

One year after fireworks celebrating Diwali, the religious festival known as the festival of lights, enveloped New Delhi in a thick, choking smog, courts in India have issued bans on fire cracker sales and restrictions on when fireworks can be exploded.

Cal Fire firefighter Trevor Smith battles the Tubbs Fire near Calistoga, Calif., on Thursday. Wildfires in Northern California have killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.

California Blazes Are Part Of A Larger And Hotter Picture, Fire Researchers Say

The speed and ferocity of the wildfires raging through Northern California's wine country have caught many residents off guard and left state officials scrambling to contain the flames.

But for fire researchers, these devastating blazes are part of a much larger pattern unfolding across the Western United States. So far this year, fires in the U.S. have consumed more than 8.5 million acres — an area bigger than the state of Maryland.

The Bell Tower looms over the campus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, which has avoided major penalties over a long-running academic scandal that involved its sports teams.

NCAA 'Could Not Conclude Academic Violations' In UNC Athletics Scandal

An NCAA infractions panel says that although athletes "likely benefited from the so-called 'paper courses' " for some 18 years at the University of North Carolina, it can't conclude there were violations beyond a failure to cooperate with the investigation.

The university had been facing five Level 1 violations for "severe breaches of contract."

This Friday The 13th, May We Be As Lucky As The Passengers Of Flight 666 To HEL

On the 13th hour of Oct. 13, Flight 666 for HEL departed — for one final Friday the 13th flight.

Then it landed, safe and ahead of schedule, in Helsinki.

What, were you worried?

President Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Oct. 7.

Trump Puts Iran Nuclear Deal In Limbo By Refusing To Certify

Updated at 12:5 p.m. ET

President Trump is striking a formal blow against the Iran nuclear deal Friday afternoon. But is stopping short of asking Congress to re-impose sanctions on Tehran. Instead, the president is urging lawmakers to pass a new law, spelling out conditions under which sanctions could be re-imposed.

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