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Judge: Virginia same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
Virginia has become the first state in the South to have its same-sex marriage ban overturned, with a late-night federal court ruling that declared the voter-approved amendment unconstitutional.
Few eligible patients can get weight loss surgery
Like 78 million other Americans, MaryJane Harrison is obese.
Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows
A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world.
ACLU sues Missouri for not recognizing gay marriages
Missouri joined the growing list of states facing legal challenges to their gay marriage bans Wednesday, when the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit seeking to force it to recognize the out-of-state marriages of several same-sex couples.
Ancient baby DNA suggests tie to Native Americans
The DNA of a baby boy who was buried in Montana 12,600 years ago has been recovered, and it provides new indications of the ancient roots of today’s American Indians and other native peoples of the Americas.
LA abuzz about push for urban beekeeping
For the past three years, Rob McFarland has kept a beehive filled with 25,000 bees on the roof of his house smack in the middle of West Los Angeles.
Messy storm makes its way across the South
Across the South, winter-weary residents woke up Wednesday to a region encased in ice, snow and freezing rain, with forecasters warning that the worst of the potentially “catastrophic” storm is yet to come.
Is Georgia ready for the snowstorm this time?
Just two weeks ago, Atlanta became a national punch line when a few inches of snow crippled the city. Comedians said the gridlocked highways looked more like a zombie apocalypse than the South’s bustling business hub.
St. Louis river bridge set for weekend opening
Motorists and truckers trying to cross the Mississippi River at St. Louis are on the verge of having a long-anticipated, $700 million option.
Bottle released by Mass. scientist in 1956 found
It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel.” At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, scientist Dean Bumpus was busy releasing glass bottles into the Atlantic Ocean as part of his work to track currents.
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