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Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States 26.10.2014 NPR News
With the addition of Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming, the federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital.
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US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states 26.10.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.
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US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states, bringing total to 32 and DC 26.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Wigneswaran to address PUCL meet in Chennai 26.10.2014 Hindu: International
Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran will deliver a lecture on civil liberties in South Asia at an event organised by the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) in C...
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Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist 25.10.2014 AP Top News
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed....
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This week in the war on voting: Colorado's mail-in voter law changed candidates' campaign approach 25.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
This Week in the War on Voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades. • Georgians in court over allegedly missing registrations : By the NGP's estimate, some 800,000 Georgians—"people of color, voters between the ages of 18 and 29, and unmarried women—what the group calls the 'Rising American Electorate'" weren't registered to vote at the beginning of this year. Since then the group—founded by state Rep. Stacey Abrams, Democratic leader of the Georgia House—says it and 12 partner groups have registered around 116,000 new voters. But earlier this month, NGP complained that the registrations in five counties—all of them surrounding large Democratic strongholds in Atlanta, Columbus and Savannah—had not processed some 40,000 of these registrations. Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp said the claim is wrong. • GOP officials withheld data on voter ID : [The] state officials working to pass a voter photo ID law in 2011 knew that more than 500,000 of the state’s registered voters did not ...
Holder confirms federal recognition of gay marriages in six more states 25.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
  • Full federal benefits extended to same-sex unions
  • Thirty-two states and DC now recognise such marriages
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This week at progressive state blogs: Ohio job growth way behind, infighting in Beauprez camp 25.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Inclusion of a diary does not necessarily indicate my agreement or endorsement of its contents. At Plunderbund of Ohio, John Michael Spinelli writes— Economic Research Expert: Ohio Job Growth Has Trailed The Nation “For The Last 23 Months” : Earlier today we reported that Ohio now ranks 45th in the country for job creation (out of 50, in case you were wondering) according to Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Ohio job data ...
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Mississippi Supreme Court Rules Against Chris McDaniel In Dispute Over GOP Senate Primary 25.10.2014 Outside the Beltway
The most bizarre race of 2014 is finally over.
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Squadrons form for voter ID fight 25.10.2014 The Hill
Liberals fear voter suppression and conservatives warn of electoral fraud.
Italian court overturns Dolce and Gabbana tax convictions 25.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Supreme court reverses decision against fashion duo, who had been sentenced to imprisonment

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The Battle for Palestine — Part Three 25.10.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
The Battle for Palestine — Part Three
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Supreme Court decisions as haiku 25.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Supreme Court decisions as haiku
In furtherance of good governance 25.10.2014 Hindu: Opinion
Civil servant independence in the country is at best nominal. Nonconformity even to spurn whimsical and arbitrary directives received from above is widely recognised as a very risky proposition
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Kansas court agrees with murder conviction in abortion doctor shooting; orders new sentencing 24.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Janesville Judge Jim Daley to announce run for Wisconsin Supreme Court 24.10.2014 Star Tribune: Local
GovBeat: Outside groups and political parties are driving judicial campaigning 24.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Even judicial races aren’t immune from the influence of outside spending. Nearly 63 percent of the TV ads bought in state supreme court campaigns this year were paid for by political parties and outside groups, worrying advocates for integrity in the judicial branch who fear all that spending could lead to distorted rulings. The TV ad data comes from an analysis of Kantar Media/CMAG data by Justice at Stake and the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law, both of which work to uphold the integrity of the judicial system. All told, more than $9.1 million has been spent nationwide on TV ads, according to a new analysis by the ...
Look Cinemas learns that it's deemed a threat 24.10.2014 LA Times: Business
Veteran theater industry executive Tom Stephenson and his partners invested $20 million last year to open a luxury 11-screen theater in an affluent suburb of Dallas where patrons can order food and drinks in plush recliners.
Christian group fights for identity against Cal State policy 24.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship members say they just want to spread the word, to provide a welcoming space for believers and non-believers alike on college campuses that sometimes can seem cold and isolating.
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How American Indians Could Save the Democrats' Senate Majority 24.10.2014 Mother Jones
Earlier this year, Kevin Killer collected 1,193 signatures to put a referendum on the ballot to change the name of Shannon County, South Dakota. The county, which includes much of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, is named for former Dakota Territory Supreme Court Chief Justice Peter Shannon, who was instrumental in the passage of the Dawes Act, which separated American Indians from their land. The proposed new name: Oglala Lakota County, after the tribe that calls Pine Ridge home. The initiative needs a two-thirds majority to pass. In a county where 93 percent of voters are American Indians, Killer, a Democratic state representative, believes the name change could be a boon for turnout. That would be good news for Democrats in Washington, DC, who see South Dakota as the place where they could save their Senate majority. Rick Weiland, a progressive Democrat, is locked in a tight three-way race against former Republican Gov. Mike Rounds and former Republican Sen. Larry Pressler (who is running as an ...
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