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Americans divided as Obama endorses gay marriage

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Posted: 05/10/2012 - Americans are reacting with joy, scorn and indifference after President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to endorse equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.

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White House threatens veto of GOP budget bill

Posted: 05/10/2012 - The White House says President Barack Obama would veto a Republican budget bill that swaps cuts to domestic programs like food stamps for cuts scheduled to hit the Pentagon and domestic agencies alike in January.

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Obama voices his support for gay marriage

Updated: 05/09/2012 - President Barack Obama says he now supports same-sex marriage, ending months of equivocation on a subject with powerful election-year consequences.

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Murder charges filed in case of missing family

Updated: 05/09/2012 - Court officials say first-degree murder charges have been filed against a fugitive and his wife in the killing of a woman and her teenage daughter.

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Effect of NC gay marriage amendment unclear

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Posted: 05/09/2012 - North Carolina voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman, but not much is expected to change immediately.

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Obama staffer to testify at John Edwards trial

Posted: 05/09/2012 - A former campaign spokeswoman for John Edwards will testify about a 2007 argument where the presidential candidate's wife confronted donors about support for her husband's pregnant mistress.

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Lugar loses Ind. GOP primary to tea party rival

Posted: 05/08/2012 - U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar has lost to a tea party-backed challenger in Indiana's Republican primary, ending a storied political career that spanned nearly four decades.

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U.S. stock futures tumble after European elections

Posted: 05/07/2012 - A roiling political landscape in Europe is sending U.S. stock futures lower, with the parliament now split in economically fragile Greece and the election of Socialist as president in France.

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"The Avengers" smash box office records

Posted: 05/07/2012 - The movie not only broke the record for largest debut, it obliterated it. The film took in just over $200 million dollars.

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Al-Qaida releases video of American hostage

Posted: 05/07/2012 - Al-Qaida has released a video of American hostage Warren Weinstein in which the 70-year-old humanitarian aid worker says he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands.

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Long fight predicted in Guantanamo Sept. 11 case

Posted: 05/06/2012 - Saturday's arraignment of the self-described 9/11 mastermind and four co-defendants may be just the start of a long, drawn-out process that both sides say could continue for years.

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Wife saw bullet hole while Skyping with soldier

Posted: 05/06/2012 - The family of an Army officer serving in Afghanistan said Sunday his wife saw a bullet hole in the closet behind him after he collapsed during a Skype video chat.

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Colo. civil unions bill passes biggest test yet

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Posted: 05/04/2012 - Gay couples campaigning for civil unions in Colorado have claimed their biggest victory yet as a key Republican-led House committee advanced a bill it had previously opposed.

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