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Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill

A federal judge has ruled that British Petroleum is guilty of gross negligence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill. The decision means BP might be fined billions of dollars in penalties for its role.
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Holder Says Ferguson Probe Will Look For Source Of Police Mistrust

The Justice Department investigation is likely to last for months and could result in a court-enforceable agreement to improve things like hiring and training of police in the Missouri city.
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Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Ban On Gay Marriage

The decision marks the first time a federal court has upheld a gay marriage ban since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year.
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Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

The decision is the first break in a string of more than two dozen federal court rulings that have struck down same-sex-marriage bans in other states over the past year.
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Sen. Kaine: Strikes On Islamic State Must Be Approved By Congress

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., discusses the need for President Obama to seek Congressional approval before moving ahead with military actions against the Islamic State.
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Months After Atrocities In Tikrit, Iraqi Parents Demand Answers

Iraq's parliament was overrun Wednesday by men whose sons disappeared and were likely killed when the Islamic State captured Tikrit in June. They brandished sticks as they burst through security, assaulted people and staged a sit-in at the meeting hall. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch is saying that nearly 800 men were killed in the attack on Tikrit.
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Federal Court Deals A Victory For Opponents Of Same-Sex Marriage

A federal judge has upheld Louisiana's ban on gay marriage, ruling that the ban is constitutional. The decision marks a break from a series of victories in court for proponents of same-sex marriage.
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No. 3 Justice Department Official To Depart For The Private Sector

Associate Attorney General Tony West served as the point man for the Obama administration's efforts to recover taxpayer money in settlements related to residential-mortgage-backed securities.
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Amid Warnings Of Ethnic Cleansing, A Yazidi Man's Suicide Resonates

Naif Khalif Omar, a 33-year-old Yazidi, had survived the worst of the violence unleashed by the militants of the Islamic State. In the end, despair, and a self-inflicted gunshot wound, killed him.
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U.S. Boosts Baghdad Diplomatic Security With 350 More Soldiers

The reinforcements, announced late Tuesday, raise the number of U.S. forces in Iraq to more than 1,000.

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