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Hawaii Set To Take Up Gay Marriage In Special Session Monday

Hawaii Set To Take Up Gay Marriage In Special Session MondayThe next state to legalize same-sex marriage may be Hawaii, where the state's Legislature will begin a special session on the issue Monday.

Princess Sophia case early test of maritime liability limits

Princess Sophia case early test of maritime liability limitsLawsuit documents provide best records of those who perished on Vanderbilt Reef in 1918

Alaska’s fast ferries getting new engines installed

Alaska’s fast ferries getting new engines installedGerman engine manufacturer will bear the costs of the vessel refits

U.S. Opposes Tech Firms’ Plea To Release Surveillance Requests

U.S. Opposes Tech Firms’ Plea To Release Surveillance RequestsThe United States filed a court brief opposing the release of details concerning the surveillance requests they hand big tech companies in the U.S.

Justice Department Pushes New Thinking On Kids And Crime

Justice Department Pushes New Thinking On Kids And CrimeIn the old days, treatment for kids incarcerated in a residential facility or detention center focused on changing their behavior. But these days, researchers are searching for better, long-term solutions.

Okla. Court Says ‘Baby Veronica’ Should Go To Adoptive Parents

Okla. Court Says ‘Baby Veronica’ Should Go To Adoptive ParentsThe case is about a Native American girl who was adopted by a couple in South Carolina but who has been living with her biological father for more than a year and a half.

Clicking The ‘Like’ Button Is Protected Speech, Court Rules

Clicking The ‘Like’ Button Is Protected Speech, Court RulesClicking the "Like" button on Facebook is tantamount to other forms of protected speech, a federal court decided on Wednesday.

FISA Court Backs NSA Program Of Phone Data Collection

FISA Court Backs NSA Program Of Phone Data CollectionA special federal surveillance court has reaffirmed the constitutionality of a National Security Agency program that collects data about most of the nation's phone traffic. NPR's Larry Abramson reports that the court says the records of phone metadata are not protected by the Fourth Amendment.

U.S. Won’t Enforce Laws Banning VA Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

U.S. Won’t Enforce Laws Banning VA Benefits For Same-Sex CouplesThe Obama administration will stop enforcing two sections of a law that lays out benefits for U.S. veterans. The sections define marriage as between a man and woman and deny legally married same-sex couples Veterans Affairs benefits like health care and disability payments.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Officiates Same-Sex Marriage

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Officiates Same-Sex MarriageTwo months after she joined a landmark Supreme Court decision that the federal government must recognize gay marriages, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was officiating such a wedding.