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North Carolina AG: Resistance to gay marriage is futile

By The Editors
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Marriage | North Carolina’s attorney general announced yesterday he would not continue defending his state’s traditional marriage laws after a federal appeals court…

4th Circuit: Virginia gay marriage ban an ‘impermissible infringement’

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | A federal court in Virginia struck down that state’s traditional marriage law this morning, striding lock-step with other courts who have ruled same-sex…

Obamacare in peril: ‘The president needs the courts to save him’

By Mary Reichard
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Healthcare | Same day, same issue, two different decisions. Last week, federal appellate judges were at odds over what the law behind Obamacare says and what it means. At…

University fires scientist after dinosaur discovery offers young earth evidence

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | A scientist is suing California State University, Northridge (CSUN) for firing him after he publicized a discovery that suggests dinosaurs roamed America…

LA confidential

By Dave Swavely
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Religion | Court ruling could open the confessional booth

Another ruling undercuts traditional marriage in Colorado

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | A federal judge in Denver struck down Colorado’s traditional marriage law on Wednesday, following a precedent set by a state judge earlier this…

ACLU: No need to protect baby girls from abortion

ACLU: No need to protect baby girls from abortion

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on July 14 seeking an injunction against an Arizona law that prohibits sex and race-selective…

Federal appeals courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies

By Andrew Branch
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Healthcare | UPDATE (2 p.m. EDT): The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Internal Revenue Service correctly interpreted the will of Congress in doling out…

Midday Roundup: Smoker’s widow gets billions in damages

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sending a message. A Pensacola, Fla., jury awarded $23.6 billion late Friday to the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. The verdict against…

Midday Roundup: Court again gives thumbs up to affirmative action

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Affirmative approval. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled again yesterday that the University of Texas may legally use race as part of its admissions…

Expert: Boehner is out-of-bounds with suit against Obama

By Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
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Politics | Next week, House Republicans will start work on legislation to authorize a lawsuit against the president for overstepping his executive powers. “In my view,

Web Reads: Finding meaning, purpose, and joy in work

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | The joy of work. Chris Horst has a brother with special needs who works at Costco. In this blog post he describes the difference that job has made to his…

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