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Judges Blast Indiana, Wisconsin Gay Marriage Bans

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites. As the legal skirmish in the United States over same-sex marriage shifted to the three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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SEIU Wins Election To Represent Minnesota Home Care Workers

The Service Employees International Union won an election on Tuesday that will make it the representative for 27,000 home care workers in Minnesota -- the largest bargaining unit of public-sector workers in the state's history. According to the state's Bureau of Mediation Services, which oversaw the election, the union won with roughly 61 percent of the vote. Only about 6,000 ...

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Greg Abbott's Sexual Assault Compensation Claim Called Into Question

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's (R) gubernatorial campaign claimed last week that the candidate "awarded over $1 billion to victims of crimes like sexual assault and domestic violence" -- but a closer look at the numbers reveals the campaign has exaggerated that total. Abbott's campaign made the claim in response to pressure from his opponent, former State Rep. Wendy Davis ...

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16 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Federal Prosecutions Not Easy In Police Shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. Federal authorities investigating possible civil rights violations in the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson must meet a difficult standard of proof, a ...

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Antonin Scalia Praises Completion Of A Nearly 30-Year Process In Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia praised Idaho's completion of a nearly 30-year process negotiating water rights as a successful exercise in state rights and local control. Scalia was the keynote speaker at Monday's event in Boise marking the end of the largest ever adjudication review settling water ownership throughout nearly 85 percent of the Gem ...

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