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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage
Same-sex couples will soon be able to wed in up to 30 U.S. states after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider — for now — a nationwide ruling on the divisive issue.
In a heavily irrigated Washington valley where fish, crops and people often compete for water, biologists are turning to one of nature's best engineers to help restore streams and salmon habitat.
Mexican federal forces disarm all of Iguala's police force
Mexican federal forces disarmed a southern city's entire police corps and took over security Monday after officers were accused of colluding with a gang in violence that left 43 students missing.
Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes dies
Actress Marian Seldes, the Tony Award-winning star of “A Delicate Balance” who was a teacher of Kevin Kline and Robin Williams, a muse to playwright Edward Albee and a Guinness Book of World Records holder for most consecutive performances, died Monday at age 86.
The Seattle City Council has voted to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on the same day as the federally recognized holiday, Columbus Day.
Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.
Canadian newspaper chain Postmedia Network scooped up competitor Sun Media's English-language tabloids in a deal announced Monday worth CA$316 million (US$281 million).
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
US top court hands big win to gay marriage backers
The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and may have signaled that it's only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states.
Incumbent Rousseff to face Neves in Brazil runoff
Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff won a first-round election Sunday and will face business favorite Aecio Neves in what is shaping up to be a hard-fought runoff.
Dog named 'Lazarus' survives euthanasia attempt
Animal control officer Wanda Snell knows what she saw: A veterinarian inserted a needle into the black-and-brown mutt and injected a chemical meant to euthanize the dog no one had adopted. The animal moved a bit and was still and quiet by the time she left the shelter for home.
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