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  • Wyoming attorney general: Gay marriages can begin on Tuesday

    Wyoming attorney general: Gay marriages can begin on Tuesday
    Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming today after the state files a formal notice that it will not appeal a judge's order overturning a ban on same-sex matrimony, the state's attorney general said on Monday. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl struck down...
  • Political risk slowing foreign investment in Greece: think tank

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Political uncertainty is slowing foreign investment in Greece, the country's most influential think tank warned on Tuesday, endangering a fragile economic recovery. Fears of a snap election and the government's plan to exit early...
  • We could use a man like Herbert Hoover again � really

    Republicans and Democrats resemble one another too closely for voter comfort these days. Whatever their own political leanings, voters would prefer more diversity in the policy spectrum. Consider the question of whether the federal government should...
  • Canada threatens trade sanctions over U.S. meat labeling law

    Canada could slap trade tariffs on U.S meat, wine, cheese and other exports in response to a U.S. meat labeling law that the World Trade Organization recently declared unfair. Canada’s international trade minister, Ed Fast, said Ottawa would...
  • Finally, signs that crusaders against bullying are getting the upper hand

    In Stamford, Conn., an 11-year-old girl, concerned about a culture of exclusion, invites not just a few close friends, not just her class, but her entire elementary school, to her birthday party. She asks attendees to forego gifts, to instead make a...
  • Choice on the way for TV viewers?

    The following editorial appeared in the Charlotte Observer on Monday, Oct. 20: If you've ever grumbled about paying for all those cable or satellite channels when you only watch a handful, last week brought good and potentially big news. Television...
  • 10 questions for Eric Holder's replacement as attorney general

    WASHINGTON Eric Holder's replacement as attorney general will face a grilling from the Senate Judiciary Committee after the elections, with the position key to enabling President Barack Obama's pen-and-phone executive agenda and with numerous hot-button...
  • Obama finally green-lights family visas for Haitians

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, Oct. 20: Here's what the Editorial Board said two years after a cataclysmic earthquake turned Port-au-Prince and much of the island to rubble, killing hundreds of thousands: "President...
  • Senate control may hinge on Louisiana, land of political melodrama

    NEW ORLEANS In Louisiana, they serve up their politics the way they do their seafood: with a bite of tartness and a healthy dash of hot sauce. "Almost criminal," Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said in a recent debate of her two Republican opponents'...
  • Analysis: Weak GOP candidates may need more than a good year

    WASHINGTON Republicans have the wind at their backs this year. But not every GOP nominee is taking advantage of that dynamic. As usual, some candidates are underperforming, proving once again that candidates and the campaigns they choose to run actually...
  • Passengers from Ebola-stricken countries to use five U.S. airports

    Passengers from Ebola-stricken countries to use five U.S. airports
    Passengers flying to the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken countries will have to fly into one of five designated American airports for additional screening, including having their temperature taken, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson...