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12 states that still ban same-sex marriage

What a difference a couple of years makes.

A federal judge has struck down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage, calling it an "unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of its citizens."

U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon's decisio...

Clinton portrait Lewinsky

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Artist: Lewinsky overshadows Clinton portrait

The painter whose portrait of former President Bill Clinton hangs in the National Portrait Gallery snuck a covert reference to Monica Lewinsky into it.

Nelson Shanks, the celebrity painter, told the Philadelphia Daily News in an interview published S...

Tsarnaev Boston trial

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Family of Tsarnaev associate to sue FBI

The family of Ibragim Todashev, an associate of Tamerlan Tsarnaev who was killed during an FBI interrogation, plans to sue the agency.

Todashev's parents filed a "notice of claim" Monday, saying they plan to seek $30 million in a wrongful death lawsui...

House Speaker John Boehner

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Boehner to allow vote on clean DHS bill

House Speaker John Boehner is expected to move soon -- as early as Wednesday -- to bring up the clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for a vote on the House floor, according to two House GOP sources familiar with leadership discussi...

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Savings plans may soon cover more college expenses

The rules governing 529 college savings plans may soon become more flexible.

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would expand the benefits offered by the college savings plans to include coverage of expenses like computers and I...

Caracas, Venezuela

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Venezuela asks U.S. to slash embassy staff

Venezuela has given the U.S. Embassy in Caracas 15 days to downsize its staff from 100 personnel to 17.

"With respect to bringing the number of staff at the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela to 17, a period of 15 days will be given to decide which staff will...

Manny Pacquiao

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Manny Pacquiao courts more success

Forty years ago, one of the greatest boxing matches in history took place in an unlikely setting: the capital of the Philippines. Muhammad Ali's epic win over great rival Joe Frazier in 1975 became known as the "Thrilla in Manila."

Four decades later,...

Gun

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3 Houston-area kids die while playing with guns

Authorities in the Houston area are urging residents to do more to keep guns out of the hands of children in the wake of three child shootings there in four days.

On Friday, a 3-year-old boy died. Preliminary information shows he shot himself with a g...

Fidel Castro older

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Fidel Castro meets with 5 Cuban agents freed from U.S.

Photos published in Cuba's state-run press on Monday show Fidel Castro meeting with five Cuban intelligence agents who served lengthy prison sentences in the United States.

Castro reportedly met the agents Saturday at his home in Havana, ending specul...

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Obama warns cop body cameras are no 'panacea'

President Barack Obama on Monday cautioned against finding easy answers to help ease tensions between communities and law enforcement after a task force unveiled its recommendations.

The 21st Century Policing Task Force unveiled a report recommending ...

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