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Gay rights supporters and gay couples salute Supreme Court ruling

Gay rights supporters and gay couples salute Supreme Court ruling

Supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers, wept openly and chanted “DOMA is Dead” outside the Supreme Court as word reached them that the justices had struck down the federal…

Supreme Court strikes down federal benefits rule against gay couples

Supreme Court strikes down federal benefits rule against gay couples

In a historic victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the…

So, where is Edward Snowden?

So, where is Edward Snowden?

Moscow‘s main airport swarmed with journalists from around the globe Wednesday, but the man they were looking for — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden — was nowhere to be…

Texas anti-abortion bill shouted down

Texas anti-abortion bill shouted down

Despite barely beating a midnight deadline, hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country. As the protesters raised the…

Supreme Court gay marriage decision due Wednesday

Supreme Court gay marriage decision due Wednesday

The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide…

Can the rabid right-wing GOP stop immigration reform?

Can the rabid right-wing GOP stop immigration reform?

Senate Republicans are split over the immigration bill steaming toward approval at week’s end, a divide that renders the ultimate fate of White House-backed legislation unpredictable in the House and…

Russia to Obama on Snowden extradition demand: ‘No way’

Russia to Obama on Snowden extradition demand: ‘No way’

Russia’s foreign minister bluntly rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, saying Tuesday that Snowden hasn’t crossed the Russian border. Sergey Lavrov insisted that Russia has…

As Snowden succeeds, Obama suffers setbacks

As Snowden succeeds, Obama suffers setbacks

For President Barack Obama, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s globe-trotting evasion of U.S. authorities has dealt a startling setback to efforts to strengthen ties with China and raised the…

What did the Supreme Court really say about affirmative action?

What did the Supreme Court really say about affirmative action?

The Supreme Court’s ruling on the use of racial preferences in college admissions left many questions unanswered: Is the University of Texas‘ admissions policy that uses race as a factor…

Massachusetts voters picking a new senator

Massachusetts voters picking a new senator

Massachusetts voters are heading to the polls to pick a new U.S. senator. Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez scrambled to energize supporters and mobilize get-out-the-vote efforts…