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’I’m gay’: NBA player Jason Collins breaks barrier
Last summer, NBA veteran Jason Collins considered joining an old Stanford college roommate, U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, at Boston’s gay pride parade.
US consumers keep spending despite higher taxes
This year got off to a sour start for U.S. workers: Their pay, already gasping to keep pace with inflation, was suddenly shrunk by a Social Security tax increase.
US loans from China at issue in debt-ceiling fight
Despite what you may have heard, China isn’t the country’s biggest creditor. America is.
Mother of bomb suspects insists sons are innocent
The angry and grieving mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects insists that her sons are innocent and that she’s no terrorist.
Economic gains may not help Democrats much in 2014
Presidents like to take credit for economic recoveries, just as President Barack Obama is angling to do now.
Senate passes bill to ease FAA furloughs
With flight delays mounting, the Senate approved hurry-up legislation Thursday night to end air traffic controller furloughs blamed for inconveniencing large numbers of travelers.
Advocates eye legalizing marijuana in Alaska
Alaska, known for its live-and-let-live lifestyle, is poised to become the next battleground in the push to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
Country superstar George Jones dead at 81
When it comes to country music, George Jones was The Voice.
Court issues mixed ruling on Missouri funeral protests
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a Missouri law banning protests within 300 feet of funerals but struck down a broader law that could have kept protesters even further away.
Tax-free Internet shopping in jeopardy
Internet shoppers are moving closer to paying sales taxes for their online purchases. But the fight is far from over.
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