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Editorial cartoon for 9-4-15

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With clerk jailed, gay Kentucky couple gets marriage license

Posted earlier today in National

A gay couple emerged from the office of a defiant county clerk with a marriage license in hand Friday morning, embracing and crying after a lengthy standoff that landed the clerk in jail for her refusal to issue the licenses because she opposed same-sex marriage.

 

Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

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The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study will face a death penalty trial, even though not all the victims' families agree with capital punishment, a prosecutor said Thursday.

 

AP sources: GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run

Posted yesterday in National

Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances.

 

Ky. clerk gets help from GOP state Senate president

Posted yesterday in National

The Republican president of the Kentucky state Senate has asked a federal judge to withhold his ruling ordering a county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

 

 

Indian man injured by police testifies against officer

Posted yesterday in National

An Indian man left partially paralyzed when he was slammed to the ground during a police stop in Alabama testified Wednesday that he'd been in the state only about a week when he was confronted by officers investigating a call about a suspicious person.

 

 

Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death

Posted yesterday in National

A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody.

 

 

900K vets may have pending health care requests

Posted yesterday in National

Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

Clerk in gay marriage fight once unlikely to wage moral war

Posted 9/2/2015 in National

Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and God's grace.

 

Obama locking up votes in Senate for Iran nuclear deal

Posted 9/2/2015 in National

President Barack Obama is just one Senate vote shy of being able to declare success on the Iran nuclear deal and cement a foreign policy legacy.

 

China enlists monkeys to keep birds from spoiling big parade

Posted 9/2/2015 in National

China is leaning on the animal kingdom -- including a squad of nest-wrecking monkeys -- to ensure its military parade commemorating the end of World War II goes smoothly.

 

Young at heart? Not most Americans, government report says

Posted 9/2/2015 in National

Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number -- and perhaps not a very telling one when it comes to your risk of heart attack or stroke.

 

Obese at 50? Midlife weight may affect when Alzheimer's hits

Posted 9/2/2015 in National

One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.

 

Bush-Trump feud intensifies in GOP primary

Posted 9/2/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Tuesday, betting big he can re-energize his stalled campaign by challenging the billionaire businessman head on.

 

Officials search for 3 suspects in Illinois officer's death

Posted 9/2/2015 in National

As a small northern Illinois community mourned a popular veteran police officer who was fatally shot while on duty, authorities scoured the area overnight in search of three men wanted in his slaying.

 

Man who got life for marijuana goes free

Posted 9/2/2015 in National

A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for more than two decades.

 

Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

Posted 9/1/2015 in National

A county clerk has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" -- this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

 

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