Democrats framed the DC statehood bill as an overdue remedy to disenfranchisement perpetuated since Congress made Washington the US' permanent capital in 1790, and a longstanding civil rights issue for a city that's nearly 50 percent black.
Some argue that Afghanistan isn't ready for a US withdrawal but the move allows the country greater independence to forge its own path forward - something it desperately needs.
A historic agreement between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens could take the country one step closer to a religion-free state.
In June of last year, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain collectively severed ties with Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism.
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