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  • Arizona legislator pushes bill to combat NSA surveillance

    Arizona legislator pushes bill to combat NSA surveillance
    TUCSON — Arizona, which has tried to school the federal government in immigration enforcement, again wants to teach the U.S. a lesson. This time, a junior state lawmaker intends to take on the National Security Agency, which has been under fire...
  • Texas appeals gay marriage ruling

    Texas appeals gay marriage ruling
    HOUSTON — One day after a federal judge struck down Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage, the state on Thursday appealed the ruling. Texas is one of several conservative states, including Oklahoma and Virginia,¬†in which¬†federal judges have struck...
  • Are abortion foes happy the abortion rate has dropped? Of course not

    Are abortion foes happy the abortion rate has dropped? Of course not
    Is it good news that the national abortion rate is at its lowest level since 1973, the year it was legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court? Your reaction will depend on two things: how you feel about abortion and the reasons the rate has fallen. Has it...
  • Texas gay marriage: Two friends who took opposite sides in the courtroom

    Texas gay marriage: Two friends who took opposite sides in the courtroom
    HOUSTON — Mark Phariss almost didn’t file the lawsuit that led a judge to overturn the Texas ban on same-sex marriage this week. One reason: Phariss, a Dallas corporate lawyer seeking to marry his partner of several years, has long been...
  • Gay-marriage battle unfolds in Virginia, Utah courts

    Gay-marriage battle unfolds in Virginia, Utah courts
    Utah has filed its opening salvo defending its ban on gay marriage, while in Virginia, a federal judge will hear arguments about that state’s similar law in the latest legal maneuvering over the right for same-sex couples to marry. The separate...
  • Lawsuit over county seal is Ridley-Thomas' cross to bear

    Lawsuit over county seal is Ridley-Thomas' cross to bear
    One reason to oppose returning a Christian cross to the Los Angeles County seal after an absence of 10 years is that the seal debate wasted enough time a decade ago. Another reason is that, when push comes to shove, it's just not right to feature a single...
  • Generic drug industry needs to stand up for patient safety

    Generic drug industry needs to stand up for patient safety
    The Generic Pharmaceutical Assn. says a proposed federal regulation that would allow makers of generic drugs to inform people about all known health risks would create "dangerous confusion" and have "harmful consequences for patients." And why would...
  • Condemned Oklahoma inmates sue: What's in the drug that will kill us?

    Condemned Oklahoma inmates sue: What's in the drug that will kill us?
    Condemned Oklahoma inmates filed a lawsuit this week seeking details about the drugs that will be used to execute them amid a growing national debate about how to deal with the shortage of lethal injection drugs. Oklahoma, Ohio, Missouri and other death...
  • Ruling against Texas' gay marriage ban may set up Supreme Court fight

    Ruling against Texas' gay marriage ban may set up Supreme Court fight
    HOUSTON — A federal judge in deeply conservative Texas overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday, saying the prohibition is unconstitutional and stigmatizes gay couples, a ruling that gay rights advocates say adds significant...
  • Judge strikes down Texas same-sex marriage ban

    Judge strikes down Texas same-sex marriage ban
    HOUSTON -- A federal judge in San Antonio overturned the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the prohibition is unconstitutional and stigmatizes the relationship of gay couples in the conservative state. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Orlando...
  • How 'Lincoln's Boys' helped shape the president's legend

    How 'Lincoln's Boys' helped shape the president's legend
    Sometimes political careers are born of chance. John Nicolay and John Hay were two young men working in Springfield, Ill., when they became involved with the political life of Abraham Lincoln before his 1860 U.S. presidential campaign. Tireless and...