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New Mexico’s High Court OKs Same-Sex Marriage

New Mexico’s High Court OKs Same-Sex Marriage

New Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that same-sex marriage is legal, validating initiatives in several counties allowing the practice in the absence of a specific state law.

Sandy Hook Elementary 911 Calls Reveal Panic From Inside School

Sandy Hook Elementary 911 Calls Reveal Panic From Inside School

Emergency calls from last year’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting reveal 911 dispatchers who dealt with the situation calmly, urging callers to take cover and inquiring about the welfare of the children.

$559K Fine Set For Safety Failures In Deadly Arizona Wildfire

$559K Fine Set For Safety Failures In Deadly Arizona Wildfire

An Arizona employee safety agency has fined the state’s forestry division $559,000 for its failures in handling the Yarnell Hill wildfire, which killed 19 elite firefighters from the city of Prescott this summer.

U.S. Urges Commercial Airlines To Comply With New Chinese Air Zone

U.S. Urges Commercial Airlines To Comply With New Chinese Air Zone

While saying that it is still “deeply concerned” by China’s broadening of its air defense zone, the U.S. State Department urged commercial airlines to abide by the new zone and give Chinese authorities advance notice if they planned to fly over a set of disputed islands in the East China Sea.

‘I Am Alive For A Reason,’ Says Va. Lawmaker Stabbed By Son

‘I Am Alive For A Reason,’ Says Va. Lawmaker Stabbed By Son

Deeds, 55, was stabbed and seriously wounded by his 24-year-old son, Gus, on Nov. 19. Gus Deeds then shot and killed himself.

What You Should Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal

What You Should Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal

Just before the sun rose on Geneva on Sunday, international negotiators emerged to announce Iran and world powers had reached a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program for six months while the two sides work out a permanent, more sweeping solution.

Obama Says U.S. Will Respect Afghan Sovereignty

Obama Says U.S. Will Respect Afghan Sovereignty

As Afghan elders debate whether to approve a proposed security agreement with the U.S., there’s word that President Obama has said the U.S. will respect Afghanistan’s sovereignty and carry out raids on Afghan homes only under extraordinary circumstances, The Associated Press writes.

Sotomayor’s Dissent Highlights Concerns Over Elected Judges

Sotomayor’s Dissent Highlights Concerns Over Elected Judges

Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent in a case this week involving the death penalty in Alabama was not aimed at public opinion, but it could be Exhibit A for why the nation’s judiciary is falling in the public’s estimation.

China Unveils Major Economic Changes

China Unveils Major Economic Changes

China said it would loosen restrictions on foreign investment in e-commerce and other businesses, and allow private competition in state-dominated sectors.

Intelligence Officials Aim To Pre-Empt More Surveillance Leaks

Intelligence Officials Aim To Pre-Empt More Surveillance Leaks

NSA officials are bracing for more surveillance disclosures from the documents taken by former contractor Edward Snowden — and they want to get out in front of the story.