Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

...litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court's 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their...
Nebraska abolishes the death penalty in landmark vote

...If it could be done by one man, it would have been done a long time ago."Nebraska joins 18 other states and the District of Columbia in banning the ultimate punishment. Shortly after the vote, Ricketts issued a statement condemning the Legislature...
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States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

DENVER - Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition...
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Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn

...Hughes could face charges of violating federal aviation laws. Airspace security rules that cover the Capitol and the District of Columbia prohibit private aircraft flights without prior coordination and permission, and violators can face civil and criminal...
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Watershed moment for gay marriage

...recently as October, barely a third of the states permitted it. Now, same-sex couples can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia, a dramatic change in the law that has been accompanied by an equally fast shift in public opinion.Now that everyone...
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Top Juneau youth volunteer to be recognized

...honorees, one middle and one high school student, plus a select number of distinguished finalists from each state and the District of Columbia were selected based on criteria such as personal initiative, effort, impact and personal growth.
After historic arguments, gay marriage ruling coming

...whether the Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry. Those couples can do so now in 36 states and the District of Columbia, and the court is weighing whether gay and lesbian unions should be allowed in all 50 states."Same-sex couples say...
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Empire Editorial: Help more Alaskans vote

...would allow Alaskans to register as late as Election Day.Same-day voter registration is the law in 10 states and the District of Columbia, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.Voters simply present a driver's license at the polling...
1st self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

...never forgive a single fatal crash blamed on a fully automated big rig.For now four states, including Nevada, and the District of Columbia, certify testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads as long as a human driver is behind the wheel, and a few others...
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Nelson latest celeb to roll out marijuana brand

...stoner comedy "Half Baked."Washington and Colorado made pot legal for adult use in 2012. Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia also have removed legal restrictions, and more states are expected to vote on legalization next year.The moves have...
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