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  • Judge strikes down part of Ohio gay marriage law

    A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that strikes down part of the state’s ban on gay marriages but stops short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings.

    April 4, 2014

  • Native American Monolingual.jpg Tribes draw knowledge from monolingual speakers

    Mack Vann sits in the living room of his single-story home in rural Oklahoma with the television blaring, a news reporter giving details of the latest grisly crime to hit the state.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fort Hood_Cast(2).jpg Fort Hood gunman showed no prior sign of violence

    The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood never saw combat during a deployment to Iraq and had shown no apparent risk of violence before gunning down fellow service members on the same military base that was the scene of an infamous 2009 mass shooting, authorities said Thursday.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fort Hood_Cast.jpg Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

    An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide.

    April 3, 2014 2 Photos

  • Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don’t

    Republicans call the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it’s more like a win for the wealthy.

    April 3, 2014

  • Secret Cuban Twitter_Cast.jpg US secretly built ’Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest

    The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a “Cuban Twitter” — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hobby Lobby 401(k) invests in birth control makers

    The company leading the legal challenge against birth control coverage under the new health care law offers its workers a retirement plan that includes investments in companies making contraceptive and abortion drugs.

    April 2, 2014

  • More Americans see middle class status slipping

    A sense of belonging to the middle class occupies a cherished place in America. It conjures images of self-sufficient people with stable jobs and pleasant homes working toward prosperity.

    April 2, 2014

  • Savings and loan figure Charles Keating dies at 90

    Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90.

    April 2, 2014

  • High court voids overall contribution limits

    The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees.

    April 2, 2014

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