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Gay couples seek marriage licenses in Alaska

Gay couples seek marriage licenses in Alaska

Gay couples began applying for marriage licenses in Anchorage on Monday, 15 years after Alaska helped touch off a national debate with a ban on same-sex unions. “It feels very…

Settlement reached over Minnesota clergy sex abuse

Settlement reached over Minnesota clergy sex abuse

, Victims of clergy sex abuse stood next to Catholic church leaders in Minnesota on Monday to announce a settlement to a novel lawsuit that includes new measures to keep…

Changes in HeathCare.gov: Good or bad?

Changes in HeathCare.gov:  Good or bad?

HealthCare.gov, the website for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law, has been revamped as its second enrollment season approaches. But things are still complicated, since other major…

Kentucky Senate candidates seek base voters

Kentucky Senate candidates seek base voters

Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates are both trying to carve away voters from the other’s base of support after a quarrelsome debate. Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell planned to court mining families…

Military faces threats from climate change?

Military faces threats from climate change?

Defense officials say a report slated for release Monday will lay out plans for the Pentagon to get a better handle on how climate change will affect the military, and…

Democrats spending a million a day on Senate races

Democrats spending a million a day on Senate races

Senate Democrats’ campaign arm spent almost $1 million a day last month to defend their at-risk majority, according to a summary of their September finances released Monday. The Democratic Senatorial…

Can American hospitals safely treat Ebola?

Can American hospitals safely treat Ebola?

A breach of infection control resulting in a Dallas health worker getting Ebola raises fresh questions about whether hospitals truly can safely take care of people with the deadly virus,…

Alaska’s gay marriage ban is now history

Alaska’s gay marriage ban is now history

The state of Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples the first thing Monday, after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage — the…

Jimmy Carter back on the campaign trail

Jimmy Carter back on the campaign trail

It’s been more than four decades since Jimmy Carter campaigned across Georgia and asked voters to make him governor. His winning race set the stage for his election as president…

Governor’s race debate turns testy in Michigan

Governor’s race debate turns testy in Michigan

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appealed for a second term during a debate Sunday by pointing to Michigan’s economic turnaround and Detroit’s progress toward emerging from bankruptcy, while Democratic challenger Mark…