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What once was a dream now prompts political segregation

They came to honor Dr. Martin Luther King's dream, a tapestry of humanity with all shades of skin and from all walks of life....

Obama wants Congressional approval for Syria strike

Delaying what had loomed as an imminent strike, President Barack Obama abruptly announced Saturday he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action...

Republicans sue to stop gay marriage in New Mexico

A group of Republican legislators has brought the first lawsuit to try to block gay marriage in New Mexico since six counties began issuing...

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to preside over gay wedding

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to officiate at a wedding ceremony between two men this weekend, just two months after the court...

A DOJ move to legalize marijuana?

For generations, pot crusaders have called for an end to the nation's prohibition of marijuana, citing everything from what they say are the government's...

Economy no longer top campaign issue

President Barack Obama still calls shoring up the middle class his "No. 1 priority," but recent events overseas and at home are overshadowing the...

Gays win marriage tax benefits

All legally wed gay couples, no matter which state they live in, are entitled to the same U.S. federal tax benefits as married heterosexual...

Fast food salary struggles

Fast-food workers in more than 50 cities Thursday are striking for fair pay and the right to form a union — the biggest walkout...

Remembering a landmark day

For many among the tens of thousands of Americans who thronged to the National Mall to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on...

First woman to run AF academy

Years before she became the first woman to lead the Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson was at the controls of jet-powered transport...