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The United Nations designates Feb. 6 of each year as an "International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation." This year, in remarks accompanying his Angelus prayer before a crowd at St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis denounced the practice of involuntary female circumcision, saying that it "demeans the dignity of women and gravely undermines their physical integrity."

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When Joe Biden took office as the 46th president of the United States, those of us who desired a more peaceful foreign policy had reasons for both hope and doubt.

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On May 5, Hamas commander Mohammed Deif issued a warning to Israel's government: Unless Israeli police and troops stopped attacking Palestinians in Jerusalem — including not just those protesting against the regime's theft of their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on behalf of Israeli "settlers," but also worshipers at al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's most sacred sites — rockets would fly.

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