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Plaintiff couples Paul Katami, left, kisses Jeff Zarillo while Sandy Steier and Kris Perry stand nearby after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court, on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Plaintiff couples Paul Katami, left, kisses Jeff Zarillo while Sandy Steier and Kris Perry stand nearby after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court, on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama Invited to Gay Wedding: ‘OK’ to Couple on Courthouse Steps

Talk about a proposal. Paul Katami, a plaintiff in the legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8, wasted no time in making his intentions known after the Supreme Court issued a ruling today allowing gay marriage to be reinstated in California....

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Employee Ryan McKelvey installs components to the frame of a pedicab at the Main Street Pedicabs Inc. manufacturing facility in Broomfield, Colorado, on June 24, 2013.

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Employee Ryan McKelvey installs components to the frame of a pedicab at the Main Street Pedicabs Inc. manufacturing facility in Broomfield, Colorado, on June 24, 2013.

State Job Gains Surprisingly Steady

The job market’s recovery from the deepest recession since World War II has been surprisingly similar among states, breaking with past economic rebounds, according to economists Jason Bram and James Orr of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. While...

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Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez, left, shakes hands with Democratic candidate Edward Markey after the forum. "A Community Conversation with U.S. Senate Candidates," was held at the Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center, June 16, 2013.

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Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez, left, shakes hands with Democratic candidate Edward Markey after the forum. "A Community Conversation with U.S. Senate Candidates," was held at the Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center, June 16, 2013.

Massachusetts: Markey-Gomez by the Numbers

  Rep. Ed Markey won a Senate electionin Massachusetts yesterday the way most Democrats win statewide: rolling up big margins in large cities and university centers. Markey beat Republican Gabriel Gomez by 55 percent to 45 percent, prevailing in the...

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Mollie Wagoner, of Maryland, second right, and Sharon Burk, of New Jersey, celebrate after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8 in Washington, D.C., on June 26, 2013.

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Mollie Wagoner, of Maryland, second right, and Sharon Burk, of New Jersey, celebrate after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8 in Washington, D.C., on June 26, 2013.

Bill, Hillary Clinton on DOMA Ruling: ‘A More Perfect Union’

Bill Clinton, elected president in 1992, signed the law in 1996. He walked away from it this year. Hillary Clinton, considering a campaign for president in 2016, made her own sentiments known not long before the Supreme Court today struck...

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A journalist holds a picture of Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), as passengers arrive off flight SU213 from Hong Kong, at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, on June 23, 2013.

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A journalist holds a picture of Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), as passengers arrive off flight SU213 from Hong Kong, at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, on June 23, 2013.

Snowden Still in Moscow Airport, U.S. Still Talking with Russia

As best as the White House can tell, Edward Snowden is still in the Moscow airport. Publicly, at least, the Russian government has washed its hands of the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor who revealed details of U.S. surveillance...

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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after his weekly news conference on June 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after his weekly news conference on June 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Boehner’s House: $2.3 Mln Defending DOMA in Losing Court Fight

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker: The House has spent $2.3 million defending the Defense of Marriage Act, according to Drew Hammill, spokesman for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. The House, led by Republican John Boehner of Ohio, had authorized...

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Hillary Clinton said she is moving quickly to correct the kinds of lapses in diplomatic security that left American diplomats vulnerable in the September attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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Hillary Clinton said she is moving quickly to correct the kinds of lapses in diplomatic security that left American diplomats vulnerable in the September attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Clinton’s Popularity Eroding Somewhat

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s popularity has taken a dip in the wake of Republican attacks on the government’s response to the Benghazi attacks, though she still remains a much more likable figure than either President Barack Obama or...

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Vin Testa, a supporter of same-sex marriage, waves a rainbow colored flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2013.

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Vin Testa, a supporter of same-sex marriage, waves a rainbow colored flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2013.

SCOTUS: DOMA Done, Prop 8 Dead

Updated at 10:35, 10:55 and 11:31 am EDT The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law restricting benefits for same-sex couples. The court also has cleared the way for gay marriage in California, the first state to legalize it....

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