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Supreme Court won’t hear gay marriage cases

Supreme Court won’t hear gay marriage casesThe Supreme Court's new term will not include any cases that might decide the issue of same-sex marriage in the U.S., a development that comes after many lower and appeals courts have ruled against states' bans on gay marriage.

Australia resumes search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Australia resumes search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Six months after Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappeared from radar en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, Australia has resumed a search in the Indian Ocean for possible wreckage.

JPMorgan Chase Says Breach Exposed Contact Info Of 76 Million Households

JPMorgan Chase Says Breach Exposed Contact Info Of 76 Million HouseholdsJPMorgan Chase says the contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was compromised in a data breach.

Hong Kong Leader Says Government Will Meet With Demonstrators

Hong Kong Leader Says Government Will Meet With DemonstratorsHong Kong's leader said today that his government has agreed to hold a dialogue with pro-democracy student activists to discuss reforms, but that such a discussion must take place within the context of Chinese law.

U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State Militants

U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State MilitantsA United Nations report out today lists what it describes as a "staggering array" of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity by the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Gay-Marriage Cases … For Now

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Gay-Marriage Cases … For NowThere was no word today from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether it would tackle the issue of gay marriage. The justices issued a list of cases they will hear in the new term, which begins on Monday, but same-sex marriage was notably absent.

Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson ResignsAfter a series of embarrassing incidents that called into question the efficacy of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, the service's director, has resigned.

One Picture, Of 35,000 Walrus, Shows One Effect Of Global Warming

One Picture, Of 35,000 Walrus, Shows One Effect Of Global WarmingThis is not normally how you would find them. The animals would normally be spread out on the sea ice, but, as you see in the picture, this year the ice has all melted.

One System, Two Media: How China, Hong Kong Are Covering The Protests

One System, Two Media: How China, Hong Kong Are Covering The ProtestsHong Kong media are providing wall-to-wall coverage of the protests calling for the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, but in mainland China there has been little to no mention of the unrest.

Man Convicted In 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot Sentenced To 30 Years

Man Convicted In 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot Sentenced To 30 YearsA federal judge in Portland sentenced 23-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud to serve 30 years in prison, on Wednesday, over a 2010 plot to bomb a holiday tree-lighting ceremony.