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Six more states now allowing gay marriage: 32 total now

Six more states now allowing gay marriage: 32 total now

The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday. Gay marriage recently became legal in…

Early voting trends bring campaign adjustments

Early voting trends bring campaign adjustments

For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That’s because they’ve already voted. A growing throng of early voters in the nation’s most populous state — perhaps…

Can Democrats regain votes outside of cities?

Can Democrats regain votes outside of cities?

In an arena usually reserved for rodeos and livestock shows, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn told a boisterous crowd she was “glad to be home.” Her Republican opponent in the…

Ebola-striken doctor known as a ‘do-gooder’

Ebola-striken doctor known as a ‘do-gooder’

Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and,…

Remains identified as missing Virginia college student

Remains identified as missing Virginia college student

Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible…

The pesky seas of campaign signs of the times

The pesky seas of campaign signs of the times

Pesky. Illegal. Effective? Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces. It’s the sign of the season. And despite…

North Carolina Senate race: A choice of extremes

North Carolina Senate race: A choice of extremes

North Carolina’s Senate race boils down to a battle of extremes. At least that’s how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis want voters to see it. Running…

Three quarantined along with first Ebola case in New York

Three quarantined along with first Ebola case in New York

A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need…

A crash course in Ebola and the climate of fear it spawns

A crash course in Ebola and the climate of fear it spawns

Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear. Yet, they’re incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about it. First, the reality check: More…

Ebola lawsuits could face major hurdles

Ebola lawsuits could face major hurdles

In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this…

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