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  1. Judge strikes down Alabama gay marriage ban: Three things to knowRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Christian Science Monitor

    US District Judge Callie V.S. Granade ruled that the 2006 Sanctity of Marriage Amendment - which prohibited gay marriage in the state of Alabama - violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment. The decision was a clear win for Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand, the Mobile, Ala., couple who challenged the state's refusal to recognize their 2008 marriage in California.

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  2. This week at progressive state blogs: Snarked AZ civics test, Ro Khanna redux, David DukeRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching.

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  3. Northwest Florida on track for cheaper Brooks Bridge studies, wider Hwy. 98Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Though Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last June setting $6.5 million aside to study replacing the Brooks Bridge, it appears the Florida Legislature will only budget $3.7 million.

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  4. Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage banRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Aiken Standard

    AP Photo/Rob Carr, File Cari Searcy, left, and Kim McKeand pose for a portrait with their son Khaya in Mobile, Ala. Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  5. Amendment 1 was necessary to prevent sharia law.Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    "Islam isn't in America to be equal to other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of Scripture should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."

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  6. Same-sex marriage ban a slam-dunk with both parties in Alabama State House 10 years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    It was 10 years ago that the Alabama Legislature proposed to enshrine a ban on same-sex marriage in the state Constitution, and the decision was not close. In Alabama, one of the main arguments among lawmakers was not about the ban itself but when it should be placed before voters.

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  7. Tony Perkins: Judge Overstepped Her Authority In Striking Down Alabama's Gay Marriage BanRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | On Top Magazine

    Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council , criticized a federal judge's ruling striking down Alabama's ban on gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade ruled that an Alabama law limiting marriage to heterosexual couples and a similar constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2006 were unconstitutional.

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  8. Rosenblum: Autism cards help, but we should, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    "I can't tell you how many times," said Brasch, education and training specialist at the Autism Society of Minnesota and mother of a young adult son with autism. So for years, Brasch carried a secret weapon - a little card produced by AuSM that she'd hand out in hopes of stopping judgment in its tracks.

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  9. Greenetrack challenges state's casino decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Times Herald-Record

    An attorney representing one of Orange County's six rebuffed casino prospects has sent state officials a fiery, 14-page protest against last month's licensing decisions, charging that a siting board's dismissal of all Orange County bids from consideration was “arbitrary and capricious,” and that choosing three proposals instead of four violated the will of the state Legislature. Albany attorney Robert McLaughlin wrote the Jan. 2 letter on behalf of Greenetrack, an Alabama-based company that hoped to build a $400 million resort at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor.

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  10. What people told Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard about his same-sex marriage commentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Alabama Live

    Alabama's Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard opened the proverbial can of worms Friday night when he issued a statement in regards to ruling that declared Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. "It is outrageous when a single unelected and unaccountable federal judge can overturn the will of millions of Alabamians who stand in firm support of the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment.

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  11. Judge strikes down Alabama gay marriage ban: Three things to knowRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    Cari Searcy, left, and Kim McKeand pose for a portrait with their son Khaya in Mobile, Ala in 2006. Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, Jan. 23, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  12. Obama administration wants to use Disney's 'Frozen' characters to...Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Welcome to Saturday's Wake Up Call. Wake Up Call is your daily dose of what's interesting in the world.

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  13. Snow, slush cover Northeast as winter storm climbs coastRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

    This is the Weather Underground forecast for Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 for the eastern region of the U.S. A 30-foot gray whale has turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle, where its stench is wafting into the noses of thousands of daily commuters. A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle has been moved so biologists can figure out why it died.

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  14. Germans came to build cars, but they got a lesson on AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    When Mercedes engineers were working with American engineers on cars to be sold to the American public, cup holders were a contentious issue. "The German engineers said, 'Who would drive a car and drink coffee? It's not safe,'" said Bill Taylor, former President and CEO of U.S. Mercedes Benz International.

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  15. Alabama GOP Leaders Blast Federal Judge's Ruling Striking Down State Gay Marriage BanRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Towleroad

    State officials in Alabama are none too pleased with District Judge Callie V.S. Granade, who issued a ruling late Friday striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The people of AL voted in a constitutional amendment to define marriage between man & woman.

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  16. Same-sex marriage is legal in Alabama, so when do I get to marry my dog?Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    I raced home as soon as I heard. The love of my life was waiting for me at the door.

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  17. Federal judge overturns Alabama's same-sex marriage banRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Click Orlando

    A U.S. district judge struck down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage Friday after two Mobile women sued the state for failing to recognize the couple's union. Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand were married legally in California and have been together for 15 years.

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  18. 1st significant winter storm heads toward Northeast corridorRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WDRB-TV Louisville

    He was 83. Japan was scrambling Thursday to try to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try to negotiate.

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  19. Alabama's same-sex marriage ban struck down by federal judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Alabama is now the latest state to have its ban on same-sex marriage struck down by a federal court. On Friday, a federal judge ruled in favor of a Mobile couple who sued to challenge Alabama's refusal to recognize their 2008 marriage performed in California, according to a report from the Associated Press.

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  20. Federal judge rules Alabama same-sex marriage ban unconstitutionalRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WALB-TV Albany

    A federal judge has ruled that the State of Alabama's "Sanctity of Marriage Amendment" and the "Alabama Marriage Protection Act" are unconstitutional because they violate the equal protection and due process clauses of the 14th Amendment. The judge effectively declared Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage unlawful.

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