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Denver baker faces discrimination complaint for refusing to write anti-gay message on cake

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:19pm
A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements? A baker in suburban Denver who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding is fighting a legal order requiring him to serve gay couples even though he argued that would violate his religious beliefs.
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US calls for Myanmar to probe killings of 2 ethnic Kachin women

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:19pm
The U.S. called on Myanmar to investigate the killings of two ethnic Kachin teachers, amid allegations by activists the women were raped and murdered by government forces.
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Alaska Court of Appeals overturns murder conviction for man in 'Last Seduction' case

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:02pm
The Alaska Court of Appeals has overturned the murder conviction of man charged with killing his romantic rival at the urging of the woman they both hoped to marry.
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Ex-postal worker failed to deliver mail, says he 'got lazy'

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:52pm
A former U.S. postal worker in Eugene, Oregon pleaded guilty to misdemeanor mail obstruction and was sentenced to a year of probation after failing to deliver nearly 1,000 pieces of mail.
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Former US Postal Service worker in Oregon admits he 'just got lazy,' failed to deliver mail

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:48pm
A former U.S. Postal Service worker who failed to deliver nearly 1,000 pieces of mail has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor mail obstruction and been sentenced to a year of probation.
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Hundreds displaced after fire rips through New Jersey apartment complex

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:35pm
Hundreds of tenants of a New Jersey apartment complex are without a place to live after a huge fire engulfed the four-story building Wednesday
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Guantanamo commander relieved amid probe into man's death, officials say

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:12pm
The commanding officer of the Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was relieved of duty Wednesday due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, the Navy said, and officials say he's under investigation in connection with an alleged affair with a woman on the base and the recent death of her husband.
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Tootsie Roll Industries' CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95 after 5 decades of candy making

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:18am
The CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries has died at age 95.
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Federal judge withholds classified material from defense in Wichita airport suicide bomb case

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:46am
Attorneys for a man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Wichita airport are not being allowed to view some classified evidence in the case.
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Man convicted of killing San Antonio couple, 90-year-old friend, set for execution Wednesday

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:37am
A 41-year-old man convicted of killing three people during a San Antonio home invasion is set to become the first Texas inmate executed this year.
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Teen upset over Snapchat message to girlfriend fatally stabbed fellow student, police say

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:36am
Police say a 16-year-old fatally stabbed a fellow student because he was upset about a Snapchat message sent to his girlfriend.
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2 new 'Jane Doe' victims should be barred from joining rich sex offender lawsuit

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:03am
Federal prosecutors say two women claiming to be victims of wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein cannot join in a lawsuit seeking to reopen Epstein's 2008 plea agreement.
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Supreme Court rules in favor of fired air marshal seeking whistleblower protection

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:47am
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a former air marshal who was fired after leaking plans to the media about security cutbacks can seek whistleblower protection.
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Past, future effects of Gulf oil spill argued in BP trial over multibillion dollar penalty

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:46am
Justice Department attorneys are back in federal court presenting their case for making BP pay billions of dollars in civil penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Vandals burn American flag donated by Marine to Oregon school

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:37am
Vandals in Oregon set fire to an American flag that a Marine donated to a school, reported.
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Ex-Massachusetts police chief connected to boy's Uzi death pleads not guilty to guns charges

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:31am
A former Massachusetts police chief acquitted of charges connected to the 2008 death of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show has pleaded not guilty to unrelated weapons charges.
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Western Pennsylvania county commissioners' 1st meeting of 2015 adjourned for lack of ads

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:20am
The first commissioners' meeting of 2105 adjourned after 15 minutes in one western Pennsylvania county because the government hadn't placed legal advertisements listing the time and dates of this year's meetings.
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Cardiac surgeon shot at Boston hospital dies

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:00am
A prominent cardiac surgeon at a leading Boston hospital died late Tuesday from injuries sustained when he was shot by a patient who later turned the gun on himself.
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Detroit-Windsor Tunnel reopens after shutdown over package containing possible smoke bomb

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:15pm
The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel has reopened after a closure prompted by the discovery of a suspicious package containing what authorities say is likely a smoke bomb or grenade.
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Text of GOP response to State of the Union address

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:28pm
Text of GOP response to the State of the Union address, delivered Tuesday night by Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, as provided by the office of the Senate majority leader: ___ Good evening.
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