High Court Refuses to Block Oregon Gay Marriage

Posted by Associated Press on June 4, 2014
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SALEM — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to halt same-sex weddings in Oregon while a federal appeals court considers whether a group opposed to gay marriage can intervene in the case.

The order follows an emergency appeal by the National Organization for Marriage that seeks to overturn U.S. District Judge Michael McShane’s May 19 ruling …

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Bergdahl Taliban Video Released

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on June 4, 2014
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The Taliban have released a video of the exchange of US soldier Bowe Bergdahl to American special forces after being a captive for five years.

The video features the captions “Don’ come back to afghanistan [sic]” He is patted down for hazards and a bag with his meager possessions is unceremoniously discarded by his rescuers. Then, after less than a minute on the ground, the helicopter …

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Maya Angelou Dies At 86

Posted by Associated Press on May 28, 2014
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Author and poet Maya Angelou (MY’-ah ANJ’-eh-loh), who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86.

Wake Forest University announced Angelou’s death in a news release Wednesday.

She gained acclaim for her first book, her autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” making her …

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Fight Over Gay Marriage Not Over

Posted by Associated Press on May 28, 2014
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PORTLAND, ORE. — The National Organization for Marriage says it is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a federal judge’s order declaring Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

The group, which opposes gay marriage, says it filed the request on Tuesday with Justice Anthony Kennedy, who handles such requests from the region that includes Oregon.

Oregon Attorney …

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Police claim friendly neighbor was kidnap-rapist

Posted by Associated Press on May 22, 2014
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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – A woman who says she was abducted by a man a decade ago who forced her to marry him and who fathered her child told KABC-TV that she’s happy and blessed to be back with her family. Police described a decade during which the woman – abused mentally, physically and sexually by her captor …

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