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  • Judge jails Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for refusing marriage licenses

    ASHLAND, Ky. – A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her conscience to ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • U.S. trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to the lowest level in five months as exports posted a small gain while imports declined, reflecting ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:37 am
  • Students ask Education Department to discharge college debt

    WASHINGTON – Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to discharge their college loan debt, asserting that their school either closed ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:18 am
  • Records show university’s response to Holmes

    DENVER – More than a month before James Holmes’ rampage at a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus pol ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • U.S. markets rebound a day after big plunge

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday, recovering a significant portion of their losses from the day earlier. Investors remain on edge after the ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • Freddie Gray case: Judge refuses to drop charges against Baltimore police

    BALTIMORE – A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man who had ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Senate Democrats have votes to hand Obama victory on Iran deal

    WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, ensuring a landmark v ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • U.S. productivity up 3.3 percent in spring, labor costs fall

    WASHINGTON – U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • Clerk in Kentucky gay marriage fight: 'A heaven or hell decision'

    MOREHEAD, Ky. – Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 8:20 am
  • Federal judge orders Kentucky county clerk, and her staff to court

    MOREHEAD, Ky. – A county clerk who invoked “God’s authority” as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Clinton emails stressed protecting State Dept. info

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discuss ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Pope: Priests can absolve ‘sin of abortion’

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and sayi ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Marco Rubio says nation doesn't need U.S. Education Department

    CARSON CITY, Nev. – Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommenda ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Gov. Scott Walker, in office since 25, denies he's a career politician

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he's a career politician — even though he has been in elected office since he was 25 years old and ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 2:57 pm
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