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Q&A: Issues, possible legal outcomes in gay marriage cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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Thousands expected at Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray

BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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Deadly Nevada prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada's toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared guilty of murder, even though he never touched a gun.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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Long odds for insanity defense in theater shooting trial

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The key to the death penalty trial of a man who methodically shot at moviegoers at a Batman movie premiere will be what was going on inside his mind as he threw smoke canisters and then marched up and down the aisles, firing at anyone who tried to flee.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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Clinton Foundation acknowledges mistakes in revealing donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying that its policies on transparency and contributions from foreign governments are "stronger than ever."

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken

 

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 926 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 April 2015

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Gunmen kill activist in Pakistan after Baluchistan event

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 April 2015

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Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and police who spent decades staring each other down in neighborhoods ravaged by crack and heroin. But with each death of a black man in custody, their efforts to overcome mistrust have hit hard walls of skepticism and outrage.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 April 2015

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