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Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage

Rowan County, Ky. Clerk Kim Davis shows emotion as she is cheered by a gathering of supporters during a rally on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort Ky. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, ruled against Davis, who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) Kim Davis invokes her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.


Citing God's authority, clerk defies Supreme Court on gay marriages

Kentucky Clerk Continues To Deny Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Invoking God's authority, a Kentucky county clerk defied the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday and stood by her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to any couples - gay or straight - since the court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution. On Monday, the same court rejected Davis' request for an emergency order allowing her to deny marriage licenses to gay couples while she appeals a federal judge's order requiring her to issue them.


Illinois hunts for suspects in killing of veteran police officer

A supporter of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz stands on the side of the road in memory of the slain police officer in Fox Lake By Brendan O'Brien FOX LAKE, Ill. (Reuters) - More than 100 police officers using aircraft and canine units were searching northern Illinois on Tuesday afternoon for three suspects believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran police officer, officials said. Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was found wounded on Tuesday morning after reporting that he was pursuing three suspects on foot, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. Officials have only described the three suspects as two white males and one black male.


Uber drivers granted class action status in lawsuit over employment

Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber drivers are entitled to class action status in litigation over whether they are independent contractors or employees, a key development in a case threatening Uber's business model and that of other hot startups dependent on similar service workers. Three drivers sued Uber in a federal court in San Francisco, contending they are employees and entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gas and vehicle maintenance. The results of Uber's legal battle could reshape the sharing economy, which is built around Internet companies that serve as marketplaces matching people who provide a service with others looking to pay for it.


That time Hillary Clinton emailed about Gefilte fish

File photo of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a press conference at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny Iowa The latest batch of Clinton’s emails includes high-level diplomatic discussions — and a few surprises.


About 150 new Hillary Clinton emails now deemed classified

About 150 New Hillary Clinton Emails Now Deemed Classified Among the soon-to-be released emails from Hillary Clinton's private email server, approximately 150 have been deemed classified by the State Department. The roughly 150 emails are among 7,000 pages of new emails from Hillary Clinton's private server that the State Department will publish on its public records website later tonight -- part of its ongoing effort to make all of 30,000 emails public. The exact number of newly classified emails to be released tonight in redacted form is still being calculated, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said today.


Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

A protester attempts to lead the crowd in a cheer during a protest on the lawn of the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Approximately a hundred people gathered to protest Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis failing to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.


Judge to rule on deflate-gate 'in next day or two'

U.S. judge to decide Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension within days The NFL and Tom Brady failed to reach a settlement in their deflate-gate court proceedings, and the judge will rule soon.


White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

FILE - This Aug. 19, 2011 file photo shows Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.


Director Wes Craven dies at 76

File- This Oct. 16, 2010, file photo shows Wes Craven arriving at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles. Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76. Craven's family said in a statement that he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday after battling brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," has died. He was 76.



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Kentucky Clerk, a Local Fixture, Suddenly Becomes a National Symbol - New York Times


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Kentucky Clerk, a Local Fixture, Suddenly Becomes a National Symbol
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MOREHEAD, Ky. — Before she ignited a firestorm over same-sex marriage, Kim Davis was known, for decades, as a woman behind the counter of a small county clerk's office: a mild-mannered conduit for auto tag renewals, lien releases, land records and ...
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Manhunt continues after police officer shot and killed north of Chicago - Washington Post


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Manhunt continues after police officer shot and killed north of Chicago
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A police officer was shot and killed Tuesday north of Chicago, sparking a manhunt that stretched through much of the day and into the evening as local and federal authorities scoured a part of northern Illinois for suspects in the shooting. Officials ...
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How Carly Fiorina earned a spot on the big stage at the GOP debate - Washington Post


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