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  • Judge rules North Dakota's ban on abortions after 6 weeks unconstitutional

    Judge rules North Dakota's ban on abortions after 6 weeks unconstitutional
    North Dakota’s law banning abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, striking down what critics had called the nation’s most extreme limit on the procedure. The law, which was approved last...
  • Ohio judge stays his own ruling on same-sex marriage

    Ohio judge stays his own ruling on same-sex marriage
    Pump the brakes: Same-sex marriages won't be recognized in Ohio just yet. So ruled a federal judge in Ohio on Wednesday, joining a growing number of federal courts around the country to condemn parts of same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional  only...
  • Judge weighs stay in Ohio recognition of same-sex marriage case

    Judge weighs stay in Ohio recognition of same-sex marriage case
    A federal judge in Cincinnati could decide as soon as Tuesday whether to grant a stay on his ruling in a same-sex marriage case involving Ohio recognition of such unions performed in other states. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black on Monday...
  • Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate

    Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate
    AURORA, Mo. — The elderly man was well known in this slightly faded farm town for his failed attempts at elective office, his libertarian leanings, his Southern charm. But Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also went by the name of Frazier Glenn...
  • Holder's race card

    Holder's race card
    Last week, the president's lap dog blew his dog whistle (a dog whistle, if you didn't know, is coded language intended for a special constituency). Speaking to the National Action Network, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said, "The last five years have...
  • Jewish center killings to be investigated as hate crimes

    Jewish center killings to be investigated as hate crimes
    AURORA, Mo. — The killings of three people on the eve of Passover outside two Jewish facilities in a Kansas City suburb are being treated as hate crimes, law enforcement officials said Monday. Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass and others...
  • Suspected white supremacist held in Kansas Jewish center shootings

    Suspected white supremacist held in Kansas Jewish center shootings
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three people were shot to death Sunday at two Jewish community facilities here after a man in his 70s opened fire, authorities said. The gunman was believed to be a longtime white supremacist. As the suspect was taken into...
  • For the working poor, new health premiums can be a burden

    For the working poor, new health premiums can be a burden
    For nearly two decades, Barbara Garnaus maintained a modest, delicate life balance: keeping her part-time Orange County school district job and juggling her bills and credit card debt. Now 63, living alone, she counts every dollar, has no cellphone...
  • California adoption laws hinder a woman's quest for the truth

    California adoption laws hinder a woman's quest for the truth
    Marsha Temple will soon fly to Philadelphia, trying to crack a case she's been working on for decades. She'd like to know who her biological father was. Temple has a pretty good hunch he may have been a child evangelist in Philadelphia nearly a...
  • Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light

    Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — When the email proposing a business meeting in Charleston popped up, it took all of three seconds to say yes. I'd never been to South Carolina, but I've read glowing dispatches from friends and colleagues for years. Southern...
  • Obamas' federal tax rate rose as their income fell in 2013

    Obamas' federal tax rate rose as their income fell in 2013
    WASHINGTON-- President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama watched their income fall and their federal tax rate go up in 2013, according to IRS returns released Friday by the White House. In a joint filing, the couple reported an adjusted gross income...