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  • 2 Colorado counties join Boulder in issuing same-sex marriage licenses

    Soon after a judge ruled that the Boulder County clerk could continue issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples while the courts considered Colorado's ban on gay marriage, clerks in Denver and Pueblo counties said they would do the same. State Atty....
  • Amistad Has To Change Its Course

    Amistad Has To Change Its Course
    It's been a bad week for a good ship. The head of the nonprofit that operates the Amistad, Connecticut's official flagship and Tall Ship ambassador, notified New London officials that the schooner would not be visiting Sailfest in the Whaling City this...
  • U.S. House panel approves bill to rein in patent fights

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday approved a draft bill aimed at reining in companies that seek licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand letters." The...
  • High-yield drives biggest U.S. muni fund outflows since January

    (Reuters) - Investors pulled $790.3 million out of U.S. municipal bond funds - most of it in the high-yield sector - in the week ended July 9, marking the biggest outflows since January, according to data released by Lipper on Thursday. High-yield...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Author Talk And Book Signing With Philip A. Goduti, Jr.

    The Cromwell Belden Public Library will present an author talk and book signing featuring Philip A. Goduti, Jr., author of "Robert F. Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights, 1960-1964," on Thursday July 24, at 7 p.m. From the 1960 presidential...
  • City officials prepare to launch new curfew Aug. 8

    City officials prepare to launch new curfew Aug. 8
    Baltimore officials will open two youth centers in advance of the strict new curfew law that takes effect Aug. 8, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Thursday. The curfew centers will open early next month on the city's east and west sides with staffs of...
  • U.S. House Republicans to focus Obama lawsuit on Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans said on Thursday they intend to make President Barack Obama's changes to his signature health insurance law the focus of a forthcoming lawsuit accusing him of overstepping his legal...
  • Spike In Connecticut VA Wait Times Unacceptable

    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal can't be blamed for his double-take at numbers showing there's been a tripling of Connecticut veterans forced to wait more than 30 days to receive medical care at federal veterans' facilities in this state. Coming months...
  • Judge asked to block North Carolina voting changes before midterms

    WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - North Carolina's overhauled election law should be halted before the midterm elections in November to avoid discrimination against African Americans and young voters, lawyers for the Justice Department and civil rights...
  • Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards

    Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
  • Controller recount highlights concern about California election law

    In much the way surgeons need skilled hands and fighter pilots must have great eyesight, there is at least one key requirement for election workers handling the recount in California's controller race: long attention spans. Starting Friday, they will...