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Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on gay marriage

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's ban on gay marriage, approved by voters in a landslide in 2004, was scratched from the state constitution by a federal judge who said the ballot box is no defense to a law that tramples the rights of same-sex couples.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 March 2014

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Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting people's privacy.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 March 2014

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Wal-Mart's new tool gives competitors prices

NEW YORK (AP) — The "Every Day Low Price" king is trying to shake up the world of pricing once again.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 March 2014

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Lawmakers vow ban on police sex with prostitutes

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers flabbergasted at the prospect of police being allowed to have sex with prostitutes promised Friday to make the practice illegal.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 March 2014

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Cause sought of NJ shore motel fire that killed 4

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — An early-morning trip to the bathroom saved Joe Frystock's life.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 March 2014

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With health law, workers ponder the I-Quit option

CHICAGO (AP) — For uninsured people, the nation's new health care law may offer an escape from worry about unexpected, astronomical medical bills. But for Stephanie Payne of St. Louis, who already had good insurance, the law could offer another kind of escape: the chance to quit her job.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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Turkish attempt to ban Twitter appears to backfire

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations against him and his government.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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Satellites to binoculars used in Flight 370 search

From satellites to binoculars, the hardware being used in the search for the missing plane far off western Australia ranges from the sophisticated to the simple. Some of the equipment being used to look for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370:

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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