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Candidates Court An Elusive Vote: Men

While Republicans typically do better among white males than do Democrats, candidates often have a harder time reaching men than women — no matter their race or political dispositions.
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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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Michael Sam Added To Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad

The NFL's first openly gay player was released by the St. Louis Rams last week. Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett said the decision to add Sam to the practice roster "is about football."
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U.S. Doctor Didn't Treat Ebola Patients Yet Still Caught The Virus

Dr. Rick Sacra cared for pregnant women and for children in the obstetrics ward of ELWA Hospital in Liberia, run by the Christian Aid group SIM. He is the third American diagnosed with the disease.
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Andrew Madoff, Son Of Disgraced Financier Bernard Madoff, Dies At 48

The cause was mantle cell lymphoma, his lawyer said. He and his brother, Mark, turned their father in to authorities in 2008 upon learning of his Ponzi scheme. Mark Madoff killed himself in 2010.
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I Feel Nothing: The Home Depot Hack And Data Breach Fatigue

So many big data breaches — not to mention celebrity data hacks — have happened in the past year that we're reacting to hacks with a shrug.
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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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Bucking Legal Trend, Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Ban On Gay Marriage

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman ruled that sexual orientation has not been found to be a protected class and that the state has a legitimate interest in keeping marriage between a man and a woman.
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Organizers Of New York St. Paddy's Day Parade Lift Ban On Gay Groups

A gay group will be able to march under its own banner for the first time in the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade lost sponsors and supporters this year because of the ban.
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Detroit Man Sentenced To At Least 17 Years In Porch Shooting Case

Theodore Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder after he shot and killed an unarmed teenager on his front porch. The case drew national attention because of its racial overtones.

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