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Supreme Court Denies Gay Marriage Appeals
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.
The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wiscon…
Biden: Young men need to stand against violence
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says it is time for young men to "stand up" against domestic violence.
Biden is speaking to the Democratic National Committee's women's leadership forum. He says the recent 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act …
Meetings set on Arkansas’ state high speed rail plan
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — State highway officials plan two public meetings for later this month to discuss Arkansas' long-term plan for rail service.
The meetings are set for Sept. 23 in North Little Rock and Sept. 25 in Fort Smith...
Texas Has 14 Of The Biggest High Schools In The US
I graduated with 12 people in my high school class in Nebraska, so it's hard for me to comprehend a high school where there are three thousands students.  That's huge! Or maybe it's time to admit my little class of six boys and six girls was abnormally tiny.  I graduated at the top of my class, but …
50 dead cats found in freezers in Florida home
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Detectives found 50 dead cats in four freezers at the home of a South Florida man while serving a warrant for child pornography.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials say they went to the home of 55-year-old Douglas Westcott on Wednesday to arrest him on three count…

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