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Obama makes historic move on same-sex marriage rights

A federal law that bans recognition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional says the Obama administration, which has ordered the Justice Department to stop defending it in courts nationwide.

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Rahm Emanuel elected Chicago mayor, voters say ho-hum

CHICAGO -- The only surprises in the Feb. 22 mayor's race were how quickly Rahm Emanuel's victory came in and the low voter turnout in the first mayor's race in decades that didn't have a Daley on the ballot.

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Doomsday scenario for Calif. budget cuts

Brown’s proposals call for some $12.5 billion in cuts, mostly to programs serving human needs.

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Oakland mayor, residents discuss priorities

The gathering was the latest in a series of actions Quan has initiated as part of her goal to be a "people's mayor."

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Why so little reporting on Spokane bomb threat?

There is a well-documented history of the corporate media playing down domestic terrorism threats “that don’t involve Arab or Muslim” alleged conspirators.

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Groups protest GOP censorship at Smithsonian

 Angry protesters called for the resignation of the Smithsonian Institution's secretary G. Wayne Clough who,  under pressure from Republican lawmakers and Catholic conservatives, took down a video exhibition by a gay artist who died of AIDS.

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Del Valle emerges as Chicago's progressive mayoral candidate

Miguel Del Valle emerges as Chicago's progressive mayoral candidate.

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Ohio poll: Don't cut people's programs

The old adage that people may want the ox gored, but not their ox, appears to hold true in the findings of an Quinnipiac poll published last week in Ohio.

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Is Rahm Emanuel the right choice for Chicago?

The Illinois Supreme Court will decide if  Rahm Emanuel will stay on the mayoral ballot for Chicago's Feb. 22 election. But is he the right choice for Chicagoans?

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California fast tracks health care reform

The contrast could not be starker. In the nation's capital, Congressional Republicans move to cripple, if not kill, health care reform. In California, state public officials and health care advocates move aggressively to pump life into the landmark federal Affordable Care Act.

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