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1Coeur d'Alene, ID

Christian Pastors Given Choice: Perform Same-Sex Weddings Or Face Jail

The city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is taking a step many opponents of same-sex marriage feared would come forcing those with religious objections to perform same-sex marriages or risk facing prosecution for violating non-discrimination laws. Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers who oppose gay marriage, own the Hitching Post wedding chapel in Coeur d'Alene.

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2African-American

The Erasure of 'Gay' From Black History & the Black Community Must Stop

As a gay African-American, I've heard the argument about how "you can't compare the gay civil rights movement to the African-American civil rights movement" more times than I care to count. The constant so-called moral outrage of some African-American heterosexuals when the topic is mentioned has gotten me to the point where my mind automatically tunes out the monotonous drones of how supposed sinful homosexuals are "high jacking" the civil rights movement or how gays "can't compare their sin with black skin."

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3Hillary Clinton

Romney Leads Scattered 2016 GOP Field, Clinton Still Dominates the Democratic Race

Hillary Clinton continues to hold a commanding lead in the potential Democratic field for president in 2016, while the GOP frontrunner in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll is a familiar figure but one not favored by eight in 10 potential Republican voters. That would be Mitt Romney, supported for the GOP nomination by 21 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.

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42012 Presidential Election

GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away.

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6US Politics

Eric Holder's legacy: From Guantanamo to Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder strode in to a raucously triumphant welcome at Justice Department headquarters on cold, sunny February morning in 2009, less than a month after the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Hundreds of staffers packed the stairwells and hallways, cheering loudly as he made his way, as he called it, back home.

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7Gay/Lesbian

Gay kiss couple 'thrown off bus'

An investigation is under way after a gay couple were allegedly thrown off a bus after the driver objected to them kissing Jack James, 23, said he and his partner were ordered off a number 89 bus near Blackheath in south east London by the driver, who subjected them to a volley of abuse. Event co-ordinator Mr James, from Greenwich in south east London, told London's Evening Standard: "We were chatting away when my partner gave me a peck on the lips.

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8World News

Ground zero in the battle for Ukraine: Donetsk airport

The battles between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces rage on at a place that has taken on greater significance in Ukraine with each passing day: It's strategically important, to be sure, but interviews with the rebels and Ukrainian forces waging this war make it clear that Donetsk is about much more. Ground zero in the battle for Ukraine: Donetsk airport The battles between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces rage on at a place that has taken on greater significance in Ukraine with each passing day: It's strategically important, to be sure, but interviews with the rebels and Ukrainian forces waging this war make it clear that Donetsk is about much more.

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9Turkey

Cyprus President says won't return to 'dialogue of the deaf' with Turkey

PanARMENIAN.Net - Cyprus President Anastasiades has sent a clear message that he would not yield to advice or suggestions to return to "a dialogue of the deaf", referring to the UN-led negotiations with the Turkish Cypriot side, InCyprus reports. Speaking on Sunday, Oct 19, Anastasiades said "I would have been unworthy of the people's mandate if I had remained at the negotiating table under threat and new faits accomplis" which Ankara has created.

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10Epidemic

Let's have a balanced plan for producing the electricity

On Tuesday, August 12 of this year, there was an editorial in the Charleston Gazette concerning, what else, coal.

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