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McDonnell Removed From Lawsuit Challenging Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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A judge has removed Virginia's governor from a lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban but is allowing the case to continue with two other defendants.

U.S. District Judge Michael Urbanski said in Monday's ruling that Governor Bob McDonnell is protected by the constitutional doctrine of sovereign immunity.

But he refused to dismiss the case against Staunton Circuit Court Clerk Thomas Roberts. Janet Rainey, the state registrar of vital records, is the other defendant.

The lawsuit was filed by two couples who claim Virginia's constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage — and denying recognition of such unions sanctioned by other states -- violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the Constitution.

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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

"This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.

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