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(Little Rock, AR) -- A federal judge says Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker handed down the ruling Tuesday saying the state's amendment denied U.S. constitutional guarantees of equal protection under the law for same-sex...
(Chicago, IL) -- President Obama is making another plea for calm in Ferguson, Missouri. Speaking in Chicago, the President said many people of color believe American laws are not enforced uniformly and fairly. He also condemned destructive behavior that is rooted in frustration...
(Arlington, VA) -- The U.S. will conclude its combat mission in Afghanistan at the end of this year while reaching out to Sunni tribes in Iraq's Al-Anbar province. Press Office Director with the U.S. Department of State Jeff Rathke discussed those developments during a Tuesday...
(Ferguson, MO) -- The mayor of Ferguson, Missouri James Knowles says Officer Darren Wilson remains on administrative leave following the grand jury's decision to not indict him for the shooting death of Michael Brown. The decision Monday night led to outrage by protestors and...
(Undated) -- Veteran newsman and author Mark Whitaker says he was wrong not to address the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby in his new biography about the comedy legend. Whitaker tweeted his mea culpa Monday in response to a column by David Carr of "The New York...
(Washington, DC) -- The DC-based Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good calls it a time of great national pain, following last night's grand jury decision in Missouri. Senior fellow Christopher Hale says the nation needs to work harder to end distrust based on skin color. The...
(Jennings, MO) -- The Governor of Missouri is being criticized for not being prepared for the destruction that hit Ferguson last night. Former Ferguson Mayor Brian Fletcher is calling for Governor Jay Nixon to resign, saying more National Guard members should have been sent to...
(Annapolis, MD) -- Maryland's governor could be opening up the western part of the state to fracking. Outgoing Governor Martin O'Malley says he'll propose strict environmental rules next month under which energy companies can use hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas...
(Arlington, VA) -- Pentagon spokesman John Kirby insists there is no connection between Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's announced resignation and the evolving U.S. strategy against ISIS. Kirby told a briefing that Hagel will continue working on the agenda that he established...