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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe has returned to work today after being out of the public eye for weeks. Walter Palmer was the subject of an international uproar after he was identified as the hunter who killed the famous lion, Cecil, in Zimbabwe. A handful of protesters shouted at Palmer this morning, as he walked up to his dental office.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholics wanting to remarry in the church following a divorce may have an easier time obtaining an annulment. Pope Francis has issued a new law regulating how bishops around the world determine when a fundamental flaw has made a marriage invalid. The previous annulment process had long been criticized for being complicated, costly and out of reach for many Catholics.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee plans to meet today with the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Rowan (ROW'-uhn) County Clerk Kim Davis has been behind bars for contempt since Thursday. Huckabee also plans to join protesters today in a rally outside the jail.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish ground forces have crossed into northern Iraq for what a government officials calls a "short-term" operation in pursuit of Kurdish rebels. An official says troops crossed the border as part of a "hot pursuit" of PKK rebels who were involved in a roadside bomb attack that killed 16 soldiers yesterday. Meanwhile, a roadside bomb has killed 14 policemen in eastern Turkey after Turkish jets carried out airstrikes against Kurdish rebels and their camps in northern Iraq.
PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl is recovering in a New York hospital after being attacked by a dog her father had just rescued. The pit bull mix named Alex was scheduled to be euthanized in 22 minutes when Stephen Neira of Patchogue brought him home from the Animal Care Centers of New York City after seeing him on a website for rescuing "death row" pets. Newsday reports that when the dog saw Neira's teen daughter Sunday, it sunk its teeth into her face and throat. Police tranquilized the dog and it was euthanized.
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