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Kentucky clerk defies Supreme Court on same-sex marriage and could be held in contempt
When Kim Davis ran her election campaign to replace her mother as Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky, she often argued that the public needed a seamless transition because services including marriage licenses "cannot stop or slow down." Davis was narrowly elected in 2014 to the top job in the office...
(Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:00:00 PDT)

Philadelphia plans intense security for Pope Francis' visit -- some say too intense
There are papal pendants. There are life-size papal cardboard cutouts. There are papal mugs, ideal for drinking your specially brewed papal beer.
(Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:00:00 PDT)

Obama in Alaska: Climate-change deniers 'are on their own shrinking island'
President Obama started out persuasive Monday, patiently ticking off evidence of climate change during the first major speech of his three-day Alaska tour, but he ended up blunt, calling out "deniers" who would stand in the way of desperately needed change.
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:54:00 PDT)

This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea
This is what climate change looks like, up close and personal.
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

Suspect held in 'senseless and cowardly' killing of deputy near Houston
Authorities have arrested a man who they say gunned down an unsuspecting sheriff's deputy as he was filling up his patrol car at a gas station.
(Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:51:00 PDT)

Glacier hike and fjords tour: Obama opts for optics to show reality of climate change
As President Obama makes his biggest sustained public push yet on fighting climate change, he and top aides seem to be realizing that they need their own theatrics.
(Tue, 1 Sep 2015 16:34:00 PDT)

Is Donald Trump more than just a political fad?
Suddenly, we're all living in Donald Trump's one-man reality show.
(Tue, 1 Sep 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

White House insists Obama has no post-presidency plans as Columbia University rumor swirls
The White House insisted Monday that President Obama has made no final decisions about his post-presidential plans, after Columbia University's president reportedly told new students that the university would welcome back its "most famous alumnus" in two years.
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:50:00 PDT)

It's back to Denali, but some McKinley supporters may be in denial
He was a president for another century, another era of American political infighting.
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:17:00 PDT)

Three powerful Pacific hurricanes churning at the same time make weather history
For a time over the weekend, three powerful Category 4 hurricanes churned in the central and eastern Pacific basins at the same time, an event that is believed a meteorological first in the ocean region and another sign that the forces of El Niño are stirring up weather anomalies - and the jitters...
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:55:00 PDT)

Former Virginia governor can stay out of jail pending appeal, Supreme Court says
Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's bid to overturn his corruption conviction got a boost Monday from the Supreme Court, which granted his request to remain out of prison as his lawyers press an appeal. 
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:38:00 PDT)

White House staff gathers to support longtime Obama aide with leukemia
One of President Obama's longest-serving aides is putting on another big event as he did for years at the White House, and more than 50 current and former administration officials have dropped everything over the last few days to join in.
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:15:00 PDT)

Fiorina, once an afterthought in GOP race, fends off attacks and fights for a debate slot
Conservative author and media personality Ann Coulter declared on a recent radio show that she despised presidential candidate Carly Fiorina "with the hot, hot hate of a thousand suns" over her support for birthright citizenship. Her ascension in the GOP field was prompted by "affirmative action...
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:26:00 PDT)

Immigration: Are male detainees treated differently than women?
Jorge Ramirez fled Honduras with his family in June, paying a smuggler to take them across the Rio Grande to seek asylum.
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:42:00 PDT)

This tiny Alaskan village is beyond excited over Obama's visit: 'Pinch me!' mayor says
Dear President Obama,
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 PDT)

Police worry about their own safety after killings: 'It's a different world'
During his 21 years in law enforcement, Cpl. Wayne Curry hasn't worried much about the approach of strangers.
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:30:00 PDT)

China and Russia are using hacked data to target U.S. spies, officials say
Foreign spy services, especially in China and Russia, are aggressively aggregating and cross-indexing hacked U.S. computer databases - including security clearance applications, airline records and medical insurance forms - to identify U.S. intelligence officers and agents, U.S. officials said.
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

Mt. McKinley, America's tallest peak, is getting back its original name: Denali
North America's tallest peak is getting a new name as the Obama administration resolves a decades-long dispute between Alaska and Ohio.
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:25:00 PDT)

Kentucky clerk who opposes same-sex marriage turns to Supreme Court for help
The Supreme Court gets its first chance this week to respond to religious-liberty advocates who say the high court's landmark ruling in favor of same-sex marriage threatens the rights of some conservative Christians.
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:05:00 PDT)

Freewheeling camaraderie in New York's Central Park
The first time he entered the ring, he was intimidated.
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

As wildfires rage and budgets dwindle, more federal funds sought for firefighting
The record wildfire season scorching the West is prompting renewed calls for Congress to change how it funds firefighting, a push that comes as the head of the Forest Service said the agency would soon exceed its firefighting budget for the year - again.
(Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:22:00 PDT)

Washington state reservation meets fire threat with generosity
The lemonade lady lives in subsidized housing on the reservation. She has lupus. Her joints ache. Her energy ebbs.
(Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

Scott Walker and Marco Rubio attack Obama -- and Clinton -- on foreign policy
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio accused the Obama administration of abdicating American leadership in back-to-back foreign policy speeches Friday intended to put their presidential campaigns back in the national conversation about next year's election.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:17:00 PDT)

At Democratic Party meeting, Joe Biden's the elephant not in the room
It was a meeting of Democrats, their heroes, their hopes and their neuroses.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:15:00 PDT)

Rhetorical abuse over Iran deal is troubling, Obama tells Jewish groups
President Obama insisted Friday that he and fellow supporters of the Iran nuclear deal have received more rhetorical abuse than they've dished out in the divisive debate over the agreement.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:50:00 PDT)

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