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Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments 2:59pm EDT

WASHINGTON - A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views.

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McCain urges shifting drone program to Pentagon

WASHINGTON - Drone strikes against suspected enemy combatants on foreign soil should be run by the U.S. military and not the CIA, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said on Sunday.

26 Apr 2015

Republican activist Del Beccaro to seek California U.S. Senate seat

(Corrects April 26 story. Paragraph 3 to show Rocky Chavez is state assembly member, not state senator))

1:50pm EDT

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's office names acting replacement for Lynch

NEW YORK - The Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's office said on Monday Kelly Currie will temporarily replace Loretta Lynch, who was sworn in as attorney general.

12:59pm EDT
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Christie's wife quits Wall Street job amid speculation he will seek White House

- Mary Pat Christie, the wife of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, resigned from her Wall Street job, his spokesman confirmed, as her husband contemplates a run for the White House in 2016.

24 Apr 2015