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Supreme Court takes no immediate action on gay marriage cases 9:56am EDT

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday took no action over whether it plans to take up the question of whether states can ban gay marriage.

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Secret Service director resigns under fire

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama.

U.S. 01 Oct 2014
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White House fence jumper pleads not guilty in September 19 breach

WASHINGTON - The Iraq war veteran accused in the September 19 breach of the White House pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in federal court.

Iraq, U.S., 01 Oct 2014
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Republicans craft 2015 plan to force Obama's hand on Keystone

WASHINGTON - Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. Senate majority in November, finally forcing President Barack Obama to make a tough call on the controversial plan.

01 Oct 2014
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Ex-madam turned NYC political candidate gets two years prison after drug plea

NEW YORK - Kristin Davis, a one-time Manhattan madam who claimed to have supplied prostitutes to former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and campaigned against him last year for city comptroller, was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison for selling prescription drugs.

01 Oct 2014

N.Y. state lawmaker accused of abusing travel, campaign funds

NEW YORK - A New York state assemblyman who is running unopposed for his 11th term in a district in the New York City borough of Queens was arrested on Wednesday on charges of stealing campaign funds and abusing the state's travel voucher system, authorities said.

01 Oct 2014