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Krishnadev Calamur

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In Some States, Defiance Over Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Supreme Court ruled last week that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions. The historic decision was welcomed by many, but there was much criticism, too, especially in some conservative states.

In its majority opinion, the court said First Amendment protections were in ...

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Supreme Court Says Use Of Lethal Injection Drug Is Legal

Monday, June 29, 2015

Updated at 10:46 a.m. ET

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 opinion, says the sedative used in Oklahoma's lethal injection cocktail does not violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Here's the background to the case, in the words of SCOTUSblog:

"As part ...

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Taiwan Water Park Fire Claims First Victim

Monday, June 29, 2015

A 20-year-old woman who suffered burns to 90 percent of her body in Saturday's explosion at a music event in Taiwan has died, the first fatality in the disaster at the water park that burned 498 people. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the colored powder sprayed ...

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Captured Convict David Sweat In Critical Condition

Monday, June 29, 2015

David Sweat, one of two convicted murderers whose escape June 6 from a New York prison sparked a statewide manhunt, is in critical condition after being shot Sunday by a state police sergeant.

Sgt. Jay Cook spotted Sweat walking down a rural road near the town of Constable, N.Y., near ...

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European Leaders Warn Greeks On 'No' Vote In Referendum

Monday, June 29, 2015

Updated at 11:42 a.m. ET

European leaders are warning Greeks who vote "no" in Sunday's referendum will be choosing to leave the eurozone, the bloc of countries that uses the common currency.

"It is democracy, it is the right of the Greek people to decide what they want for their ...

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Roberts: 'Celebrate Today's Decision ... But Do Not Celebrate The Constitution'

Friday, June 26, 2015

Updated at 11:49 a.m. ET

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions. Those dissenting were the court's four conservative justices: Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito.

Roberts' Rationale

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Patrick Macnee, Star Of Cult TV Show 'The Avengers,' Dies At 93

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Patrick Macnee, the British-born actor best known for playing John Steed in the 1960s cult TV series The Avengers, died Thursday. He was 93.

Macnee died at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., of natural causes, his son, Rupert, said in a statement.

Macnee served in the Royal Navy ...

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Takeaways From The Supreme Court's Obamacare Opinion

Thursday, June 25, 2015

We are reporting today on the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision to uphold the nationwide subsidies called for in the Affordable Care Act. The court's majority opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts, who was joined by the court's liberal justices, as well as Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The ...

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'SCOTUSCare': Justice Scalia Issues Withering Dissent On Obamacare Subsidies

Thursday, June 25, 2015

We are reporting today on the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision to uphold the nationwide subsidies called for in the Affordable Care Act. One of the three justices who opposed the ruling was Justice Antonin Scalia, who issued a strong dissent.

Here are some highlights:

'SCOTUSCare'

Scalia referred to ...

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Supreme Court Rules Obamacare Subsidies Are Legal

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Updated at 1 p.m. ET

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed the Obama administration a major victory on health care, ruling 6-3 that nationwide subsidies called for in the Affordable Care Act are legal.

"Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," ...

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'You're In My House': Obama Shuts Down Heckler At White House

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

President Obama was addressing same-sex marriage in a speech in the East Room of the White House when he was interrupted by a pro-immigration campaigner.

Obama seemed less patient than he has been in the past, telling the heckler, who called for a halt to all deportations, to leave.

"Hold ...

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New York Agency Says Whole Foods Overcharged Customers In City

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs announced an ongoing investigation into Whole Foods after finding the grocery store routinely overstated weights and therefore overcharged customers in the city for prepackaged food.

The overcharging ranged from 80 cents for a package of pecan panko to $14.84 for a package of ...

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Announces Presidential Run

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Updated at 5:57 p.m. ET

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday that he's seeking the Republican presidential nomination, joining an already-crowded GOP field.

"My approach is different from most of the other people running for president," Jindal said in New Orleans hours after announcing his run on Twitter. ...

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apologizes To Victims, Families Of Boston Marathon Bombing

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Updated at 2:28 p.m. ET

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke his silence Wednesday and apologized to the victims and the survivors of the deadly 2013 attack.

"I am sorry for the lives that I've taken, for the suffering that I've caused you, and the damage that I've done," ...

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Alabama Governor Orders Removal Of Confederate Flags From Capitol

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Confederate battle flag and three other symbols of the Confederacy were taken down Wednesday from the Capitol grounds in Montgomery, Ala., after their removal was ordered by Gov. Robert Bentley amid a growing backlash against the symbols following last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a black church in ...

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VA Responds To NPR Story On Broken Promises To Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs responded Tuesday to an NPR story that the U.S. military exposed thousands of American troops to mustard gas in secret chemical weapons experiments during World War II.

NPR's Caitlin Dickerson reported that "When those experiments were formally declassified in the 1990s, the Department of ...

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Judge Declares Mistrial In Vanderbilt Rape Case

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of two former Vanderbilt football players who were found guilty of rape in January.

Defense attorneys for Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey said a juror intentionally withheld information he was raped. The juror said he didn't consider himself a rape ...

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Across The South, A Push To Banish Confederate Flags From State Buildings

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The shooting last week at a black church in South Carolina has prompted calls in the South for the removal of the Confederate Flag and other symbols of the Confederacy.

Here is a roundup of efforts in different states โ€” and the response from businesses:

South Carolina

The ...

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Actor Dick Van Patten Dies At 86

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Actor Dick Van Patten, who played the father on the TV show Eight Is Enough, died Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., of complications from diabetes. He was 86.

The news was confirmed in a statement by his publicist, Jeff Ballard.

Van Patten began his acting career at the age of ...

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Pete Rose Bet On Baseball Games As A Player, ESPN Reports

Monday, June 22, 2015

Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hits leader, bet on Cincinnati Reds games in 1986, during his last season as an active player, ESPN's Outside the Lines reports.

After years of denial, Rose admitted in his 2004 autobiography that he bet on games, but only while he was manager. And as ...

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