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Senate votes spell uncertain fate for domestic surveillance program5/23/2015 10:51:40 AMWASHINGTON - A measure to extend spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone records was blocked in the U.S. Senate early on Saturday, leaving the fate of the program uncertain days before it expires on June 1.Ireland backs gay marriage in historic vote, ministers say5/23/2015 2:04:53 PMDUBLIN - Ireland appears to have voted heavily in favor of allowing same-sex marriage in a historic referendum that marks a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday.Bank of England confirms EU exit research after email misfire5/23/2015 3:24:19 PMLONDON - The Bank of England plans to assess the implications of a possible British exit from the European Union, it said in a statement, confirming an email it inadvertently sent to a newspaper about the supposedly confidential research project.Greek PM says on final stretch toward deal with lenders5/23/2015 4:11:39 PMATHENS - Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday his leftist-led government was on the final stretch of negotiations with its international lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal that would not involve further pension cuts and harsh austerity.Safety measures ordered for failed oil pipeline in California 5/23/2015 9:40:52 AMLOS ANGELES - Owners of an oil pipeline that burst in California this week must take numerous corrective measures, including an in-depth analysis of factors contributing to the spill and a plan to fix any flaws found, before they can restart the line, U.S. safety officials said on Friday.Islamic State raises flag over citadel in Syria's Palmyra: supporters5/23/2015 2:06:58 PMBEIRUT - Islamic State fighters have raised their flag over an ancient citadel in Syria's historic city of Palmyra, pictures posted online overnight by the group's supporters showed.Shi'ite militia approach Islamic State-held areas from base near Ramadi5/23/2015 1:42:32 PMBAGHDAD - A convoy of Shi'ite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near Ramadi on Saturday toward areas held by Islamic State insurgents, an eyewitness and a local official said.Clinton emails show concern about image after Benghazi5/23/2015 6:18:17 AMWASHINGTON - Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, emails released on Friday showed.Senate votes to grant Obama fast-track power on trade deals5/23/2015 6:26:40 AMWASHINGTON - President Barack Obama scored a major victory on Friday when the U.S. Senate voted to give him "fast-track" powers that would help wrap up negotiations on a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal central to projecting American influence in Asia.Mexico gunfight kills 43 as government hits gang hard5/23/2015 1:06:57 PMZAMORA, Mexico - Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country.