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Judge rules Utah’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

By Mickey McLean
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Marriage | A federal judge has ruled that a Utah law banning same-sex marriages violates gay couples’ rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th…

Midday Roundup: <em>Time</em> picks pope as its Person of the Year

Midday Roundup: Time picks pope as its Person of the Year

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Popular pope: Time magazine announced today its selection of Pope Francis as its Person of the Year for 2013. Calling him “The People’s Pope,” Time wrote,

Midday Roundup: Is the millennials’ love affair with Obama over?

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Youth revolt. Americans under 30 are concerned about the future and are pointing their fingers at the current occupant of the Oval Office for their bleak…

Midday Roundup: Obama honors Clinton, Oprah, and others with the Medal of Freedom

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Heart-followers honored. A jovial and upbeat President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, to 16…

Midday Roundup: Storm-ravaged Philippines needs millions to recover

By Lynde Langdon & Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Aid appeal. The United Nations is asking for $301 million in aid for the Philippines to help the country recover from the devastation caused by Typhoon…

Investigators rule out possibility of second gunman

By Tiffany Owens & Mickey McLean
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Shooting | UPDATE: Authorities announced at a late-evening press conference that they are no longer seeking a second suspect in this morning’s shooting at the…

Midday Roundup: Obama warns GOP as budget battle looms

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | White House warning.  On the fifth anniversary of the 2008 financial collapse, President Barack Obama warned Republicans not to disrupt the economy by…

Patriots sack Tebow

By Mickey McLean
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Sports | UPDATE: In a series of tweets this afternoon, Tim Tebow reacted to the news of being cut by the New England Patriots: “I would like to thank Mr. Kraft,

Obama to debate Congress before striking Syria

By Mickey McLean
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Syria | President Barack Obama said Saturday he has decided the United States should take limited military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical…

Midday Roundup: Stop and smell the rotting flesh

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Phew-tiful flower. Sunday at 4 p.m. a rare flower bloomed at the United States Botanic Garden Conservatory in Washington and proceeded to stink up the place.

Midday Roundup: South Africans relieved over Mandela’s improvement

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Mandela improves. The South African government says that Nelson Mandela’s condition improved overnight, although he is still critical but stable. The report…

Midday Roundup: Ecuador seeks U.S. position on Snowden, in writing

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Please file in triplicate? The Ecuadorian government says it would “responsibly” review the U.S. government’s position on Edward Snowden, the former…

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