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Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania’s Ban On Gay MarriageA federal judge struck down Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, saying it violated the Constitution's Equal Protection clause.

Victories In Oregon, Utah For Same-Sex-Marriage Proponents

Victories In Oregon, Utah For Same-Sex-Marriage ProponentsFederal judges in two states have ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, with a decision in Oregon overturning a ban on the practice and another in Utah ordering officials to recognize more than 1,000 marriages that had been thrown into legal limbo.

NFL Draft’s First Round: Manziel Slides, No Running Backs Taken

NFL Draft’s First Round: Manziel Slides, No Running Backs TakenThe first round of the NFL brought a few surprises Thursday, after No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina went to the Houston Texans, as many expected.

Shinseki: Swift Action If Problems At VA Hospital Are True

Shinseki: Swift Action If Problems At VA Hospital Are TrueVeterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki tells NPR that he's determined to get to the bottom of allegations that veterans may have died at a Phoenix VA hospital while waiting for care.

Former U.S. General In Africa: ‘I Think We Can’ Help Find Nigerian Girls

Former U.S. General In Africa: ‘I Think We Can’ Help Find Nigerian GirlsWhat can the U.S. — or anyone — do to return more than 200 abducted girls to their families in Nigeria? And what might happen if the U.S. engages with another violent group of extremists? Retired Gen. Carter Ham, who until last year led the U.S. African Command, says there's still a chance to help.

Circus Performers Injured During Hair-Hanging Stunt

Circus Performers Injured During Hair-Hanging StuntNine circus performers sustained serious injuries Sunday in Rhode Island, where calamity struck a morning show by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

EU Follows U.S. In Imposing New Sanctions On Russia

EU Follows U.S. In Imposing New Sanctions On RussiaThe European Union has followed the U.S. in imposing a new round of sanctions on Russia for the Kremlin's intervention in Crimea and alleged support of separatist elements inside eastern Ukraine.

U.S. Announces New Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine Unrest

U.S. Announces New Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine UnrestThe White House announced sanctions Monday against seven top Russian officials with links to President Vladimir Putin, including freezing their assets and banning them from obtaining U.S. visas.

Russian Attack Jet Repeatedly Overflies U.S. Warship In Black Sea

Russian Attack Jet Repeatedly Overflies U.S. Warship In Black SeaThe crisis in Ukraine has taken on even more of a Cold War-era feel after a Russian warplane made nearly a dozen low passes over the weekend of a U.S. destroyer that was sailing in the Black Sea.

Mother Of Victim: More Killed By GM Ignition Switch Defect

Mother Of Victim: More Killed By GM Ignition Switch DefectGM has announced the recall of 2.6 million vehicles to search for the faulty ignition switches.