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Federal Judge Orders Ala. Official To Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore ordered officials to ignore higher court rulings and not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, sparking a battle between the state and federal judiciary.
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Like Yelp For Labor Rights: This App Rates How Restaurants Treat Workers

Want to know if your favorite restaurant pays its servers a living wage? An app encourages diners to ask before they dig in.
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Report: Despite Bans, Pregnant Prisoners Still Shackled During Birth

Across the country, it's common practice to handcuff a pregnant prisoner to her hospital bed while she gives birth.
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Police-Involved Shooting In Washington Sparks Protest

A police shooting of a homeless man in Pasco, Wash., is under investigation. Officers shot the man at a busy intersection after he was reportedly throwing rocks at cars. It was the town's fourth fatal police shooting in the past six months.
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Low Oil Prices Great For Consumers, Less So For Investors

Much of the oil industry is gathered in Houston this week for an annual conference that serves as a deal-making forum for producers large and small. Deals may be harder to reach this year because there is so much uncertainty about the price of oil.
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8 Million Tons Of Plastic Clutter Our Seas

A scientist estimating the weight of candy wrappers, bags, bottles, syringes and other plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami. Should China and India create more landfills?
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Tussle Over Electric Bill Plunges New York Mall Into The Dark

The lights suddenly went off today at the Rotterdam Square Mall near Schenectady after what the owners say was "a total misunderstanding" with the power company.
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'Community' Actor Ken Jeong Might Be Getting His Own Show

ABC recently green lighted a sitcom starring the doctor-turned-actor Ken Jeong, who will play a frustrated MD in Dr. Ken.
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Apps Can Speed The Search For Love, But Nothing Beats A Real Date

Are those hours I spend swiping through Tinder getting me anywhere closer to actual romance? Yes, psychologists say. But chemistry doesn't come in an app, and that's what matters most.
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As Commodity Prices Plunge, Groceries May Be Next

Oil prices aren't the only thing that's dropped. The prices of everything from corn to sugar have fallen, too. So some economists predict lower prices at the grocery store later this year.

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