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Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses 23 Oct 2014

- The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners' children, state officials said.

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South Carolina house speaker pleads guilty in ethics case, to resign

CHARLESTON S.C. - South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal ethics charges and agreed to immediately resign from the legislature.

23 Oct 2014
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U.S. senator asks Internet providers to commit to no 'fast lanes'

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Thursday pressed large Internet providers to pledge that they will not strike deals that may help some websites load faster than others or give similar "fast lanes" to affiliated services.

Tech, Media 23 Oct 2014

Oklahoma judge allows law on abortion pills to take effect

OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law governing the use of an abortion-inducing drug to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over the objections of abortion rights advocates who said the measure is poor public health policy that could put women at risk.

U.S. 23 Oct 2014
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'American Idol' singer Clay Aiken seeks win in first political bid

ASHEBORO N.C. - "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is back on tour. This time he is trying to win over North Carolina voters with his political chops rather than his voice, and he has less than two weeks left to do it.

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Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper

CHICAGO - A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat.

U.S. 23 Oct 2014