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SCOTUS could redefine marriage in every state

    SCOTUS could redefine marriage in every state

Several debates across the country have ensued as the Supreme Court hears one of the most controversial Supreme Court cases in the history of the court. A group of cases collectively called Obergefell v. Hodges that questions whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right, could potentially require all states to license same-sex marriages.

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Jurors shown graphic photos of theater shooting

    Jurors shown graphic photos of theater shooting

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The bodies lay where they fell, sprawled on steps or wedged between rows of seats, surrounded by spent ammunition, scattered popcorn and shoes left behind in the panic to escape.

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Former Bear fired from Rockets, reflects on questionable tweet

    Former Bear fired from Rockets, reflects on questionable tweet

After sending a tweet that many said crossed the line, Houston Rockets social media manager Chad Shanks was let go by the organization. The tweet came in the waning seconds of Houston’s series win over the Dallas Mavericks, and featured an emoji horse with an emoji gun pointed at it.

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Police clash with Baltimore protesters for second night

    Police clash with Baltimore  protesters for second night

BALTIMORE — A line of police behind riot shields hurled smoke grenades and fired pepper balls at dozens of protesters Tuesday night to enforce a citywide curfew, imposed after the worst outbreak of rioting in Baltimore since 1968.

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State of emergency in Baltimore

    State of emergency in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

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Theater shooting trial tries to look in shooter’s mind

    Theater shooting trial tries to look in shooter’s mind

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Two versions of the unstable mind of James Holmes were presented to a jury Monday as lawyers revealed many more details about his conversion from a promising grad student to a gunman capable of opening fire on hundreds of unsuspecting moviegoers at a “Batman” premiere.

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Human trafficking legislation could offer aid to local victims

    Human trafficking legislation could offer aid to local victims

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation to provide help for victims of human trafficking on Wednesday, after a long process that aided in protracting the nomination of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who was confirmed today.

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SCOTUS case may impact Affordable Care Act

    SCOTUS case may impact Affordable Care Act

As a scholar in health care economics, Dr. James Henderson weighs in on the Supreme Court’s decision deciding if subsidies are legal for federal and state exchanges.

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Anti- human trafficking bill passes Senate

    Anti- human trafficking bill passes Senate

The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee.

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Blue Bell still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

    Blue Bell still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

HOUSTON — A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.

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