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Salt Lake close to electing first openly gay mayor

...resident," said Kitchen, who grew up in a Mormon family in the suburb of South Jordan.Nearly two years ago, a federal judge overturned the state's same-sex marriage ban. It was among the first in a string of similar rulings across the...
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Alaska Editorial: Sturgeon case vital for Alaska's sovereignty

...warnings, did not hunt in the area from 2008 to 2010.He sued in 2011, and Alaskans should be glad that he did.A federal judge in Anchorage ruled against him, though, as did the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In both instances, the...
Today in Sport's History for Nov. 6

...murder in 1966 and the hero of a Bob Dylan song, is released after 19 years in prison. Carter, 48, is freed after a federal judge rules the boxer and a co-defendant were denied their civil rights by prosecutors during trials in 1967 and 1976...
Miners gather seeking bright spots

...the U.S. Environmental Protection Act.There are still problems in the regulatory environment, but an order by a federal judge halting, at least temporarily, the EPA's new "waters of the United States" rule is a sign of hope."We're...
Justices mull appeal of Chicago suburb's assault weapons ban

...appeal at the Supreme Court.The justices' refusal to say more about gun rights has allowed, even encouraged, federal judges to take a narrow view of the meaning of the Second Amendment, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said...
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Former House speaker Hastert to plead guilty

...are never revealed in public.A written plea agreement should be completed by Monday, attorney John Gallo told a federal judge during a brief status hearing. At the attorney's request, the judge set Oct. 28 as the date for the 73-year-old...
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State: About 285 same-sex couples wed in past year

JUNEAU - About 285 same-sex couples have married in Alaska in the year since a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional, according to the state health department.Monday marked the...
Touring rehab, Obama calls for 2nd chances

...being done sporadically around the nation." He also met privately with former prisoners, a parole officer and a federal judge to hear more about obstacles to rehabilitation.Aiming to divert some of Obama's limelight to himself, Christie...
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APNewsBreak: Former Subway pitchman's victims get $1 million

...was paid to victims before sentencing in nearly a quarter-century of prosecuting child porn cases.By the time a federal judge sentences Fogle on Nov. 19 to a minimum of five years in prison, DeBrota said prosecutors expect to have either presented...
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Lawsuit, divisiveness hamper Native Hawaiian election effort

...Hawaiian community for ratification, but their plan is already facing resistance - from Native Hawaiians themselves.A federal judge on Tuesday will consider an injunction motion in a lawsuit that argues that it's unconstitutional to restrict voting...
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