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'Satan is subtle,' same-sex marriage foes warn as they prepare to fight court ruling
During an evening service titled "Stop, Look and Listen" in the spare fellowship hall of Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, after dire Scripture readings about plagues and last days, the minister rose before a sign proclaiming "Jesus saves!"
(Tue, 7 Jul 2015 04:00:00 PDT)

David Brock, a Clinton enemy from the '90s, is now integral to Hillary's run
Among the familiar figures from Bill Clinton's White House days now reemerging to help propel his wife's campaign, one stands out not for his record of trusted counsel or unyielding loyalty, but for salacious reporting on Clinton's sex life that nearly undid his presidency.
(Tue, 7 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

South Carolina Senate votes 37-3 to remove Confederate flag; House still to vote
South Carolina senators on Monday took a landmark step toward removing the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds, approving bipartisan legislation by an overwhelming 37-3 vote, but only after a long debate about whether such symbols glorify racism or represent heritage.
(Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:33:00 PDT)

Trump takes on Mexican government in latest comments on immigrants
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump clarified his campaign launch speech in which he accused Mexican immigrants of being rapists, saying Monday that he blamed the Mexican government, not the "fabulous" Mexican people, for sending criminals across the border.
(Mon, 6 Jul 2015 15:49:00 PDT)

Rep. Steve Knight shows change of heart on controversial Export-Import Bank
For months, Rep. Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) has appeared on a prominent list of congressmen who opposed the Export-Import Bank.
(Mon, 6 Jul 2015 15:42:00 PDT)

Some Puerto Ricans, discouraged by financial crisis, plan to move off island
In historic Old San Juan, in the soft light of an early morning, a group of university students gathered to take photographs.
(Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:15:00 PDT)

Lake Mead hits a new low, but the drought has a silver lining -- tourism
As waters recede, the lake has given up long-submerged secrets -- a ghost town and B-29 bomber among them, history slowly revealed with the gentle care of an archaeologist's brush.
(Mon, 6 Jul 2015 04:00:00 PDT)

Warm words for his cold hometown: Artist celebrates blue-collar Buffalo
There's a joke out there somewhere - quite a few of them actually - with the bustling, beautiful and sometimes weather-cursed city of Buffalo as the punchline.
(Mon, 6 Jul 2015 03:30:00 PDT)

Critics of Iran nuclear talks see room for a tougher bargain
The Obama administration began its nuclear negotiations with Iran by insisting that Tehran halt production of all nuclear fuel, dismantle its nuclear infrastructure and roll back its missile program. In two years of bargaining, each of those demands has been dropped.
(Mon, 6 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

Latino media double down on immigration advocacy, and GOP candidates aren't pleased
When the nation's largest Spanish-language television network cut ties just over a week ago with Donald Trump, Univision executives said they were acting out of "a responsibility to speak up for the community we serve."
(Mon, 6 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

Republican field divided on Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants
More than two weeks after Donald Trump's disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants, he continues to dominate the Republican presidential campaign debate and to divide his rivals for the nomination.
(Sun, 5 Jul 2015 18:34:00 PDT)

At least 24 hurt as deck collapses in North Carolina during family photo
At least 24 people were hurt when a deck at a beach house in North Carolina collapsed as a vacationing family gathered for a Fourth of July family photo, officials said Sunday.
(Sun, 5 Jul 2015 16:03:00 PDT)

Fallen Medal of Honor recipient may finally come home from World War II
Seven decades after one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the remains of Medal of Honor recipient Marine Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. may soon be home.
(Sun, 5 Jul 2015 03:30:00 PDT)

In Chicago, rooftop farming is getting off the ground
For more than a decade, Chicago has been at the forefront of the green-roof movement. Now the city is poised to take an active role in the next environmental push - using roofs to grow food.
(Sun, 5 Jul 2015 03:30:00 PDT)

FAO Schwarz's toy soldiers are no match for Manhattan's sky-high rents
Talk about rubbing salt into a wound.
(Sun, 5 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

Civil rights lawyer seeks to commemorate another side of Southern heritage: Lynchings
Bryan Stevenson was driving to a jailhouse meeting in the morning gloom, through stands of loblolly pines and sweet gum trees, when he spotted the mammoth Confederate flag unfurled along Interstate 65, near a town called Clanton.
(Sun, 5 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

Former Oregon bakery owners must pay $135,000 for denying lesbians wedding cake
The former owners of an Oregon bakery have been ordered to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused a wedding cake, in the latest front in the battle between religious liberty and individual rights.
(Sat, 4 Jul 2015 18:17:00 PDT)

Washington's wildfire season gets off to an early, unprecedented start
The Sleepy Hollow fire raced down the crisp Sage Hills, straight toward the Broadview neighborhood in the apple capital of the world. Flames shot high into the night, torching 29 homes and causing hundreds of people to flee. Then the fire did something no one here had seen before.
(Sat, 4 Jul 2015 03:30:00 PDT)

Indiana's Medicaid experiment offers a conservative take on health reform
Linda Joyner, at 64, just got health coverage.
(Sat, 4 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

Donald Trump again criticizes border security after a California woman is slain
Real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has come under fire for referring to some Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and "killers," again blasted border security in the wake of the slaying of a California woman and the news that the suspect was deported five times....
(Fri, 3 Jul 2015 19:40:00 PDT)

Charleston mayor: 'When there's this much pain, you have to ... find a path forward'
When a high-level official of the African Methodist Episcopal Church of South Carolina complained that a downtown hotel had discriminated against him, Mayor Joseph Riley offered a swift public apology.
(Fri, 3 Jul 2015 06:00:00 PDT)

Girl Scouts reject anti-transgender gift, then triple the money
The moral dilemma began with a $100,000 check to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington -- enough to send 500 girls to summer camp, Scout leaders knew. 
(Fri, 3 Jul 2015 05:00:00 PDT)

Mormon voters: A key bloc is up for grabs in Nevada caucus race
Before Heidi Wixom arrived at her neighborhood high school to cast a caucus vote in each of the last two presidential elections, she already had a steadfast favorite to support.
(Fri, 3 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

A drag queen's final tribute to the grandmother who loved and accepted him
From under his black veil, sweat trickled down Paul Valdez's face.
(Fri, 3 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

Obama warns against the 'you're-on-your-own economics' of 2016 Republican candidates
President Obama launched an effort Thursday to frame the 2016 presidential election on his terms, urging voters to be wary of Republicans who would reverse economic progress that his administration has fought hard to achieve.
(Thu, 2 Jul 2015 18:41:00 PDT)

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