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2US Politics

GOP hopefuls weigh in on gay marriage

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says a Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage won't be enough to make it the law of the land overnight. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he wants to amend the Constitution to leave the decision over who can marry up to each state.

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3Johns Hopkins University

Ben Carson Warns Gay Couples Against Pushing Bakers: They Might Poison Your Wedding Cake

Conservative celebrity and potential presidential candidate Ben Carson warned gay couples against pushing baker opposed to gay marriage, saying it isn't "smart." According to The Hill , Carson received a standing ovation after delivering his remarks at the Iowa Freedom Summit organized by Iowa Rep. Steve King.

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4Hillary Clinton

Gingrich: U.S. 'losing the war' with radical Islam

Newt Gingrich issued a stinging rebuke of American policy toward Islamic extremism Saturday, saying elites in both parties refuse to acknowledge the severity of the threat to Western civilization. "The United States is losing the war with radical Islamists," said Gingrich in a speech at Rep. Steve King's Iowa Freedom Summit.

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5US Military

Jane Fonda's Vietnam-era arrest bolsters GOP credentials

The Vietnam-era arrest of actress Jane Fonda was back in the spotlight during Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, helping burnish the conservative credentials of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. Jane Fonda's Vietnam-era arrest bolsters GOP credentials The Vietnam-era arrest of actress Jane Fonda was back in the spotlight during Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, helping burnish the conservative credentials of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.

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7Israel

Netanyahu visit continues to stir emotion

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough says the United States shouldn't wade into Israeli politics -- even if the country's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, plans to weigh in on American policies. His comments come days after House Speaker John Boehner announced that Netanyahu will address Congress in March, two weeks ahead of an Israeli election -- a move that caught President Barack Obama's administration by surprise.

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8Leitchfield, KY

Hayes arraigned in Grayson County

Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins and Leitchfield Chief of Police Kevin Henderson escorted Hayes back to Leitchfield from the Panama City, Florida detention center where he was held following his capture over the weekend. Public Defender James Hafley was assigned to defend Hayes, who requested the service. Goff set a pre-trial hearing date for next Thursday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. for Hayes, who is currently being held at the Grayson County Detention Center on a $250,000 cash bond. Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext.

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9Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's Mother Launches Appeal In AEG Legal Battle

Attorneys representing Michael Jackson's mother Katherine returned to court in Los Angeles on Thursday to fight for a new trial in her legal battle with concert promoters over the pop superstar's death. Katherine Jackson sued AEG Live and lost after failing to prove her case in the wrongful death lawsuit, but she is now appealing against the verdict which ruled the company is not liable for the King of Pop's passing in 2009.

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10US Senate

Charles Koch calls on fellow conservative donors to expand their commitment

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif.- Conservative benefactor Charles Koch on Saturday called on other wealthy donors to expand their commitment to promoting free-market ideas and shrinking government, saying they would only succeed if the cause was "a central part of our lives." Speaking at the opening dinner of a three-day donor conference, the billionaire industrialist alluded to the November victories of a slate of Republican candidates that the group supported during last year's midterms.

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