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Alabama Supreme Court Again Halts Gay Marriage

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In a 134-page opinion, the court issued an order that goes against what higher courts has decided. The decision once again will pit the state against the federal judiciary.

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Mom Of 12-Year-Old Killed By Cleveland Police Says She's Still Waiting For Apology

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria, said she felt disrespected when, in a court filing, the city blamed her son for his own death. Tamir was playing with a replica gun when he was shot by an officer.

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Obama Says Iran Should Commit To 10-Year Freeze Of Nuclear Program

Monday, March 02, 2015

A long-term deal like that, Obama said in an interview with Reuters, would be the best way to assure that Iran does not attain a nuclear weapon.

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With Much Controversy, Boston Begins Removing Parking Space Savers

Monday, March 02, 2015

The near-record winter is testing a longtime Boston tradition of allowing residents to save a parking space they shoveled out 48 hours. The problem is that the snow hasn't stopped falling.

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Judge Reduces Sentences For Amish Involved In Beard-Cutting Attacks

Monday, March 02, 2015

Last summer, a court overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 men. Today, their leader, Sam Mullet, and the 15 others received reduced sentences ranging from 10 years to three years, seven months.

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After Second Round Of Talks, Cubans, Americans Emerge Upbeat

Friday, February 27, 2015

Roberta Jacobson, the American diplomat leading the talks, said the talks were "productive and encouraging" and a U.S. embassy could open in Havana by April.

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Congress Agrees To Maintain Homeland Security Funding — For A Week

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Senate approved a bill that funded Homeland Security through Sept. 30. The Republican leadership in the House decided to move forward with a more limited bill, but that failed.

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In Video: The Great Llama Drama Of 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The nation was riveted by a pair of llamas that broke free in Sun City, Ariz. The llamas ran through parking lots and boulevards, until the men with lassos were called.

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Saudi Man Convicted Of Conspiracy In 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Khalid al-Fawwaz was convicted on all four conspiracy charges tied to the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The U.S. has said al-Fawwaz was Osama bin Laden's lieutenant in Britain.

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The FCC's Net Neutrality Vote: Here's What You Need To Know

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on whether to reclassify the Internet as a utility. If it votes yes, the commission will not allow Internet service providers to throttle traffic.

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Obama: 'I Am Absolutely Confident ... We're Doing Right Thing' On Immigration

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Speaking in Miami, Obama said his executive actions on immigration will ultimately be upheld by the court system. Still, Obama said, the only way to solve this permanently is through legislation.

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Morgan Stanley Agrees To $2.6 Billion Mortgage-Backed Securities Settlement

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The settlement is the latest in a string tied to the mortgage practices that led to the housing bubble, which was mostly responsible for the great recession.

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As Washington Prepares To Legalize Pot, Congressman Threatens To Arrest Mayor

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city would continue with its plans to legalize pot at midnight. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah said the District would be in "willful violation of the law."

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FBI Arrests 3 Men For Allegedly Plotting To Join Islamic State In Syria

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The three men from Brooklyn were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Two of the men had already purchased tickets to Istanbul.

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Rebuffs Senate Democrats' Meeting Request

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin had invited Benjamin Netanyahu for a closed-door meeting during his trip to Washington next week. Netanyahu was invited to speak to Congress by Republicans.

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U.S. Diplomat Says Change In Immigration Policy For Cubans Is Not On The Table

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Roberta Jacobson, the U.S. official who will lead negotiations on reestablishing diplomatic ties with the Cubans, says that this will be a long journey, but she has hope for better relations.

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Feds Close Investigation Of George Zimmerman Without Pressing Charges

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Attorney General Eric Holder said while the case didn't meet the threshold for a hate crime prosecution, it still called for a dialogue about the tensions that led to the killing of Trayvon Martin.

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Reports: Red Sox Sign Cuban Phenom Moncada To Contract Worth At Least $30M

Monday, February 23, 2015

The 19-year-old switch-hitting infielder Yoan Moncada has been the talk of pre-season baseball. The Sox would also have to pay about another $30 million to Major League Baseball in an overage tax.

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In Beta Release, Apple Introduces New, Racially Diverse Emojis

Monday, February 23, 2015

The emojis now have different skin tones and the family icons now come in configurations that include two moms and two dads.

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U.S. Appoints First-Ever Special Envoy For LGBT Rights

Monday, February 23, 2015

The State Department said Randy Berry's job will be to "reaffirm the universal human rights of all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."

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