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1Religion

Vermont restaurant removes - bacon' sign after one Muslim woman complains

A Winooski, Vermont restaurant chose to take down an advertisement after receiving a singular complaint from woman who claimed Sneakers Bistro & CafA 's "Yield for Bacon" sign was offensive to her Muslim faith.

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2Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Judge critical of states defending gay marriage bans

Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

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4Guns

Accidental Fatal Shooting of Gun Instructor by Girl Sparks New Debate

The death of a shooting instructor at an Arizona gun range when a 9-year-old girl lost control of a powerful automatic weapon has raised the issue of age limits at such operations.

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5US Governors

Legislature Says No to "Gay Panic" Defense

Defendants could not escape murder charges by claiming they panicked when they discovered someone was gay or transgender under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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6Gay/Lesbian

Becker & Poliakoff Lawyer Sends Anti-Gay Email Rant To All

Becker & Poliakoff has taken "severe and immediate" action against a lawyer who sent a homophobic email to the entire law firm.

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7US Politics

Obama Wants New ISIS War Plan ASAP

President Obama wants to decide by the end of the week whether or not his war in Iraq against the Islamic State will expand to the group's haven in eastern Syria.

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9Tom Coburn

Voters in Florida, 3 other states head to polls

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters decide whether to nominate the former Republican for a chance to reclaim his old job.

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10Transgender

Residents see Europe best for gays and lesbians, Africa worst: poll

Most people in European nations say their community is a welcoming place for gays and lesbians, according to a poll released on Wednesday that also showed many in African countries see their homelands as hostile to homosexuals.

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