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Holder Orders Equal Treatment For Married Same-Sex Couples

Holder Orders Equal Treatment For Married Same-Sex Couples

Attorney General Eric Holder has for the first time directed Justice Department employees to give same-sex married couples “full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent under the law,” a move with far-ranging consequences for how such couples are treated in federal courtrooms and proceedings.

Sniper Attack On Calif. Power Station Raises Terrorism Fears

Sniper Attack On Calif. Power Station Raises Terrorism Fears

Was an attack last April on an electric power station near San Jose, Calif., the work of vandals or something far more dangerous — domestic terrorism or a trial run by an individual or organization bent on damaging the nation’s electric grid?

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Saying it is “the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health,” the CEO of CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that the company’s 7,600 pharmacies will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products by Oct. 1.

Obama To Nominate Vice Adm. Michael Rogers As NSA Chief

Obama To Nominate Vice Adm. Michael Rogers As NSA Chief

President Obama has decided to nominate Vice. Adm. Michael Rogers, the current head of U.S. Cyber Command, as the next director of the National Security Agency, The New York Times, Reuters and CNN are reporting.

VIDEO: Congressman Threatens To Throw Reporter Off Balcony

VIDEO: Congressman Threatens To Throw Reporter Off Balcony

The post-State of the Union reviews of President Obama’s address and the GOP responses have been hijacked a bit this morning by reports about Rep. Michael Grimm’s angry response last night to a reporter’s question.

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contracts

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contracts

News broke this morning that President Obama will announce during his State of the Union address tonight that he’s going to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage in new federal contracts.

As Protests Spread In Ukraine, ‘State Of Emergency’ Possible

As Protests Spread In Ukraine, ‘State Of Emergency’ Possible

Over the weekend, as we reported, Yanukovych offered the posts of prime minister and deputy prime minister to two of the protest leaders. His offer was rejected, however.

Post-9/11 Panel Criticizes NSA Phone Data Collection

Post-9/11 Panel Criticizes NSA Phone Data Collection

An independent panel created after the 9/11 attacks says bulk collection of billions of American phone records violates the letter and the spirit of the law.

Ukraine Tracks Protesters Through Cellphones Amid Clashes

Ukraine Tracks Protesters Through Cellphones Amid Clashes

Shortly after midnight, the newspaper says, people near the fighting received a text message that read: “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”

Report Purports To Detail ‘Systematic’ Killing By Syria’s Assad

Report Purports To Detail ‘Systematic’ Killing By Syria’s Assad

The report, first obtained by CNN and The Guardian, says the bodies in the photographs “showed signs of starvation, brutal beatings, strangulation, and other forms of torture and killing.”