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Pentagon Details Plan To Extend Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses

Pentagon Details Plan To Extend Benefits To Same-Sex SpousesThe Department of Defense announced Wednesday that it is extending full benefits to the same-sex spouses of service members and civilian employees.

Judge Cuts Bradley Manning’s Possible Sentence To 90 Years

Judge Cuts Bradley Manning’s Possible Sentence To 90 YearsThe military judge presiding over the sentencing of Pfc. Bradley Manning today reduced the maximum possible sentence the former intelligence analyst could face.

Court-Martial To Begin Tuesday In Fort Hood Shooting Rampage

Court-Martial To Begin Tuesday In Fort Hood Shooting RampageFormer Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan is charged with opening fire in a troop processing center at Fort Hood, Texas, and killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others in 2009.

U.S. Declassifies Documents About Surveillance Programs

U.S. Declassifies Documents About Surveillance ProgramsThe National Security Agency declassified more documents that shed light on formerly secret programs that collect a vast amount of metadata on the phone calls made in the United States, as well as the electronic communication of foreigners.

Halliburton Will Plead Guilty To Destroying Evidence In BP Gulf Spill

Halliburton Will Plead Guilty To Destroying Evidence In BP Gulf SpillHalliburton Energy Services Inc. will plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection to the Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010 that left 11 dead and resulted in the largest oil spill in U.S. history, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

Cyclist’s Felony Manslaughter Plea First Of Its Kind In U.S.

Cyclist’s Felony Manslaughter Plea First Of Its Kind In U.S.A bicyclist who struck and killed a pedestrian in San Francisco last year has pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Book News: Scrapbooks Of Hemingway’s Childhood Made Public

Book News: Scrapbooks Of Hemingway’s Childhood Made PublicAlthough it's hard to imagine Ernest Hemingway as anything other than bearded, gruff and gin-scented, five detailed scrapbooks by the Nobel Prize winner's mother give a glimpse of his early life through baby photos, school reports, drawings and school paper clips. The fragile books compiled by Grace Hall Hemingway had been kept in storage at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, but digitized versions are now available on the museum's website.

Boston Bombing Suspect Indicted; Could Face Death Penalty

Boston Bombing Suspect Indicted; Could Face Death PenaltyDzohkhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Boston on July 10

Justice Kennedy At Center Of Gay Rights Decisions For A Decade

Justice Kennedy At Center Of Gay Rights Decisions For A DecadeKennedy, who often serves as the swing vote on a divided court, has been a quiet if crucial figure in the stunning advance of civil rights for gay Americans over the past decade.

Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Lower Court

Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Lower CourtOne of the Supreme Court's most anticipated cases of its current term — a challenge to the University of Texas' affirmative action admissions process — has ended with a ruling that does not revisit the fundamental issue of whether such programs discriminate against whites.