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3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional. … Continue reading

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McCain: ‘People don’t like Republicans and they don’t like Obama’

Arizona Sen. John McCain is expecting a low voter turnout in next month’s midterm elections because he says voters are skeptical of both the Obama administration and the Republican Party. “What I’m hearing from my pollster friends is that people … Continue reading

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Ottawa shootings: Videos, photos capture chaotic scene, aftermath

A chaotic scene unfolded Wednesday in downtown Ottawa, where a series of shootings left at least two people dead, including a soldier and suspected gunman, officials said. The incidents began shortly before 10 a.m. when a uniformed soldier standing guard … Continue reading

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Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads

FPAF spokesman James Davis said in a statement that the ads are premised on the belief that “voters feel a country spinning out of control and see a government that is not acting responsibly.” Freedom Partners Action Fund has already … Continue reading

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Ottawa shootings: Kevin Vickers, parliament’s sergeant-at-arms, hailed as hero

The head of Ottawa’s parliamentary security is being hailed as a hero after he reportedly shot and killed a suspected male gunman who was trying to enter the caucus rooms. Kevin Vickers, Parliament Hill’s sergeant-at-arms and former member of the … Continue reading

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U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber

By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies … Continue reading

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Man Warns Obama: ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’

President Obama found himself in an unusual situation Monday. As he was casting his ballot early in Chicago, minding his own business behind the voting booth, a young man walked by and warned him “don’t touch my girlfriend.” The girlfriend, … Continue reading

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American Jeffrey Fowle Released From North Korea and Flies Home on US Jet

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, was abruptly allowed to leave today on a U.S. government jet. Fowle, 56, of Miamisburg, Ohio, had been awaiting trial on charges of leaving a Bible at a nightclub … Continue reading

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Is Iowa’s Joni Ernst a pragmatist or a partisan? The Senate’s balance of power could hinge on the answer

View gallery . Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican Senate candidate campaigns at the 2014 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, August … DAVENPORT, Iowa — “MOTHER. SOLDIER. INDEPENDENT LEADER,” the words on the bus said, in a dark blue font over … Continue reading

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Young girl narrowly avoids falling glass outside Ukraine stadium

A young girl narrowly escaped debris that fell from a stadium after an explosion in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where pro-Russian forces have been battling Ukrainian government troops. Surveillance footage taken from a camera outside Donbass Arena on … Continue reading

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