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Judge refuses to delay start of gay marriage in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has reaffirmed her call for the state to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Oct. 21, but the administration of Gov. Chris Christie is taking another crack at putting the mandate on hold.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 October 2013

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28 years in prison for corrupt ex-Detroit mayor

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit mayor was sent to federal prison for nearly three decades Thursday, after offering little remorse for the widespread corruption under his watch but acknowledging he let down the troubled city during a critical period before it landed in bankruptcy.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 October 2013

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Study: Temperatures go off the charts around 2047

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot — permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu in 2043.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013

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Boehner offers debt extension; WH says likely OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six weeks — but only if President Barack Obama first agrees to fresh negotiations on spending cuts. Under the Republican plan, the partial government shutdown would continue in the meantime.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013

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Stocks soar on hopes for deal to avoid US default

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks soared Thursday, putting the market on track for its second-best day of the year, on news Washington was moving closer to a deal to avert a U.S. government default.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013

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Poll: Health exchange rollout gets poor reviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — The debut of the government's health insurance marketplaces drew a huge audience — and underwhelming reviews.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013

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EU awards top human rights award to Malala

BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers awarded their top human rights prize Thursday to Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who last year survived a Taliban assassination attempt because of her outspoken support for girls' education.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013

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Impostor service animals posing growing problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's an easy law to break, and dog cheats do. By strapping a vest or backpack that says "service animal" to their pet, anyone can go in stores and restaurants where other dogs are banned, creating growing problems for the disabled community and business owners and leading to calls for better identifying the real deal.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013

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