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High court blocks same-sex marriage in Virginia

Supreme Court bars gay marriage in VirginiaSame-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay implementing an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

The nation's highest court granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to delay a decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond that would have allowed for same-sex couples to marry beginning Thursday morning. The state would also have had to start recognizing gay marriages from out of state if the Supreme Court had denied the request. The court provided no explanation for its order.

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Louisiana court blocks Bobby Jindal from repealing Common Core

Bobby JndalA Louisiana judge on Tuesday swatted down Gov. Bobby Jindal’s attempt to use his executive authority to repeal the Common Core in his state.

Jindal is trying to unilaterally scrap the new academic standards and a related series of exams — a move that’s put him at odds with business leaders, the state superintendent, members of the board of education and many Republican legislators in Louisiana.

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No Charges In 3 Deadly Beatings At Rikers Island, Despite Homicide Rulings

Rikers Island prisonAgitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.

What followed, according to investigative documents obtained by The Associated Press, was a quick punch back from the guard that put Ramirez on the floor. Then he was dragged away, beyond the view of security cameras, and three other guards were called in. Inmates later told investigators they heard screaming and the sickening crack of nightsticks against bone.

Ramirez, 50, died of numerous blunt-impact injuries that included a ruptured spleen, shattered ribs and a stomach filled with blood. When a jail investigator interviewed the guards — eight months later — they insisted Ramirez was struck only once and only in self-defense.

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Group tweaks Westboro Baptist Church with 'God Loves Gays' campaign

God loves gays"God" has spoken: He loves gays, and he's putting it on a billboard.

That is, the anonymous comedian behind the God Facebook page has launched a fundraising campaign to buy space for a gay rights message on a billboard in Topeka, Kan., the home of the Westboro Baptist Church.

The anti-gay WBC, which has been classified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, gets its kicks protesting the funerals of slain soldiers and often carries signs that say "God hates [expletive]."

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Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

Phoenix floodingWorkers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes.

The Phoenix area was battered by torrential rain storms Tuesday that caused severe flooding across the desert region. The National Weather Service said some areas received more rain Tuesday than they had all last summer.

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Wrongfully convicted NYC man settles suit for $10M

Jabbar CollinsThe city has reached a $10 million settlement with a Brooklyn man who spent more than 15 years in prison for the murder of a rabbi he did not commit, ending a bitter legal battle that tarnished the legacy of former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.

Jabbar Collins' wrongful conviction was one of many in Brooklyn that came to light in recent years, but his case stood out as the shameful result of an allegedly rogue prosecutor who railroaded Collins to solve a high-profile crime that had struck deeply in the Orthodox Jewish community.

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Don Pardo, 'Saturday Night Live' announcer, dies at 96

Don PardoLongtime Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo died Monday night in his Tucson, Arizona home. He was 96.

Pardo began working with NBC Radio in 1944, switched to television in the 1950s and semi-retired in 2004. He announced SNL's title, host, musical guest and cast members after the opening "Live from New York...." for 37 of the show's 38 seasons. Before becoming the voice of the late night comedy show, Pardo voiced The Price is Right from 1956 until 1963. He also voiced other game shows including Jeopardy!, Winning Streak and Jackpot!.

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