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Judge Strikes Down Idaho's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Gay couples can begin to marry as soon as Friday morning unless an appeals court puts a stay on the decision. It was the second state in less than a week to have its ban wiped out by a judge.
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Wildfire Evacuation Orders Lifted For Most In Southern California

More than 20,000 residents around San Diego have been allowed to return home. In Santa Barbara County, a small number of homes and business still must stay away.
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Obama Sanctions Individuals In Central African Republic

The sanctions against an ex-president of the CAR and four other rebel leaders comes amid escalating sectarian violence.
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Longtime Congressman John Conyers Off Primary Ballot

A local election official says the Detroit Democrat, who has served in the U.S. House since 1965, failed to collect enough valid signatures.
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2 Die In W.Va. Mine With Troubled Safety Record

A review of federal mine safety data shows that the Brody mine had a rate of violations more than twice the national average for underground coal mines.
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Medal Of Honor Recipient Dodged Bullets To Help Wounded Soldiers

In a White House ceremony, President Obama awarded a Medal of Honor to former Sgt. Kyle White. He saved the life of a fellow soldier during a firefight on a mountain pass in Afghanistan in 2007.
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Pub Owner Frustrated That Health Plan Prices Keep Jumping

The ACA may eventually smooth out the volatility in health insurance costs for small businesses. But for the next few years, it could be a bumpy — and expensive — ride for some firms.
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Meds Can Help Problem Drinkers, But Many Doctors Don't Know That

People are rarely offered medication to help them stop drinking. But there are drugs that work, and they don't make you sick. Instead they target the underlying mechanisms of addiction.
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Companies Face Backlash Over Foreign Mergers To Avoid U.S. Taxes

Pfizer, the giant drugmaker, is the latest American company seeking a foreign merger to elude U.S. taxes. Public advocacy groups call such deals unfair and want Congress to crack down.
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Housing Regulator Has Big Plans In Store For Two Mortgage Titans

A top federal regulator for the U.S. housing market signaled some big changes for government-run mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The changes likely mean lending will be expanded.

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