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US top court hands big win to gay marriage backers

People wait to enter the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, as it begins its new term. The justices cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The top U.S. court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage in the United States by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The Supreme Court’s order effectively makes gay marriage now legal in more than half of American states.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Missouri inmate executed for killing neighbor

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A Missouri inmate has been put to death for raping and killing a neighbor in 1995, the first lethal injection in the U.S. since an execution in Arizona went awry last month.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US Supreme Court: Religious rights trump birth control

Michael Hichborn kneels and prays as he joins demonstrators while waiting for the Supreme Court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014. AP

A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cellphone searches need warrants – US Supreme Court

This April 29, 2014 file photo shows a Supreme Court visitor using his cellphone to take a photo of the court in Washington. AP

A unanimous US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants in an emphatic defense of privacy in the digital age.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US Supreme Court tells many ‘aged-out’ immigrant children waiting for visas to start over

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A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday, June 9 that most immigrant children who have become adults during their parents’ years-long wait to become legal permanent residents of the United States should go to the back of the line in their own wait for visas.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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