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Supreme Court strikes federal marriage provision

Supreme Court strikes federal marriage provision

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.

The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits.

Last Updated ( June 26, 2013 )

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Voting law divides high court

Voting law divides high court

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court threw out the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, a decision deplored by the White House but chee...

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FBI ends Michigan search for Hoffa’s remains

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Beneath a swimming pool, under a horse farm and now a weed-grown field north of Detroit. For at least the third time in a decade, FBI agents gra...

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Tropical Storm Barry forms off Mexican coast

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Barry has formed off Mexico's Gulf Coast.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the Atlantic season's second tropical sto...

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Dad of girlfriend ‘shocked’ by news

LAUREL, Md. — The father of the girlfriend of Edward Snowden described the leaker of national secrets as a shy and reserved man with convictions, but said Tuesday he's "s...

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Hands-free texting still distracting for drivers

WASHINGTON — Using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracti...

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Phone-records monitoring laid bare

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leaked document has laid bare the monumental scope of the government's surveillance of Americans' phone records — hundreds of millions of calls — in t...

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