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Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination

November 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., center, the Senate’s first openly gay member, is surrounded by fellow Democrats just before a historic vote on legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Senate...

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Jason Carter to run for Ga. governor

November 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Georgia Sen. Jason Carter, D-Decatur, talks to members of the media after filing his formal candidacy papers to run for governor at the State Ethics Commission Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 in Atlanta. Carter is the grandson of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter....

George Strait wins CMA entertainer of the year

November 6, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

George Strait performs at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP) FILE – In this April 25, 2012, file photo, Dr. Shirin Ebadi participates in the World Summit of...

Iran’s Ebadi criticizes Rouhani’s rights record

November 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 25, 2012, file photo, Dr. Shirin Ebadi participates in the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, in Chicago. In an interview Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, with The Associated Press, Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Ebadi strongly criticized...

In Texas, Obama offers health care pep talk

November 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A member of the security detail keeps watch on the tarmac while awaiting the arrival of President Barack Obama at Love Field Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) DALLAS (AP) — Beset by hard-to-keep promises and a massive...

Dems, GOP, tea party dig in after NJ, VA elections

November 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Virginia Democratic Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe shakes hands with supporters during his election victory party in Tysons Corner, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) WASHINGTON (AP) — As partisanship renders Washington largely...

Sebelius takes GOP criticism over “Obamacare”

November 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, before the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act,. The massive...

Fugitive whaling protester: ‘We’re not pirates’

November 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

People wait in line to enter a federal courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in Seattle, where Paul Watson, the fugitive anti-whaling activist and founder of the Oregon-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is expected to take the witness stand in a contempt...

Gay rights bill moves forward as opposition silent

November 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, flanked by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., left, and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., right, talks to reporters after the Senate cleared a major hurdle and agreed to proceed to debate a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination...

As US economy plods and pay lags, companies profit

November 6, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, May 3, 2013, file photo, specialists Devin Cryan, left, and Gabriel Freytes wear “Dow 15,000″ hats as they work at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The economy is being slowed by a tight job market,...