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Supreme Court moves to shield gay-rights foes for second time

The US Supreme Court has blocked efforts to have a historic gay-marriage trial broadcast in real time on YouTube. The decision reveals an emerging pattern by the nation’s highest court to protect the identities of gay rights opponents on the grounds that they could be harmed or threatened with violence…

US to review court decision on Blackwater killings

WASHINGTON — The US government said Friday it will review the decision by a US court to drop charges against American private security guards accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in an unprovoked attack in 2007. “We respect the independence of the judiciary. The decision of the judge does not…

State employee investigated over ‘inappropriate’ Obama-Palin image

A Colorado Department of Transportation employee is under investigation for e-mailing an image of President Obama polishing former lawmaker Sarah Palin’s shoes. The individual, who was not named, faces disciplinary action up to and including being fired. The image was forwarded to four people, at least one of whom was…

Huckabee PAC coordinator resigns over clemency uproar

The Arkansas coordinator for HuckPAC, Mike Huckabee’s political action committee, announced his resignation Tuesday, pointing to the recent controversy surrounding the former Arkansas governor’s commutation of Maurice Clemmons’ prison sentence. The 37-year-old Clemmons was shot dead by a police officer in Seattle on Tuesday, after allegedly gunning down four Lakewood,…

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