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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home.Attorney General Irvin Nathan filed the request for a stay on Monday. In ...more

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Ri ...more

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By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The family of a Texas doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa had traveled back to the United States before he showed symptoms and was not at risk for getting or spreading ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to toughen sanctions against North Korea and restrict its access to hard currency.The bill passed Monday would empower President Barack Obama to target foreign banks that facilitate the North Korean ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama criticized gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" development in some countries, speaking out publicly Monday for the first time against female genital mutilation while encouraging young leaders ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country ille ...more

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A neighbor found a Florida State University law professor bleeding from a gunshot to the head in the driver's seat of his car in his garage, and the window had been smashed, according to a 911 call.The call to the Tallah ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a child was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a New York City smoke shop, officials said Monday.</ ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians ar ...more

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DETROIT (AP) — Davonta Bynes expected 19-year-old Renisha McBride to stop by his west side Detroit home late Nov. 1, 2013, for a small get-together.The two traded text messages and a phone call, but as the hours passed it became clear to Bynes t ...more