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Thousands gather in Portland as Oregon eases into legal weed

July 1, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon began easing into an era of legal marijuana Wednesday after an early morning pot celebration at the center of Portland. more »»

Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. more »»

Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day. more »»

Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

July 1, 2015

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says Alabama counties must abide by court decisions allowing gay marriage.

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Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage

July 1, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team... more »»

Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot. more »»

White House allows photos, social media on public tours

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot. more »»

Western wildfires: Flames plague hot, dry Washington region

July 1, 2015

New flames ignited in drought-stricken Washington state, not far from where a destructive wildfire reduced homes to rubble. Crews also are battling blazes in California and Nevada. more »»

Official: Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson

July 1, 2015

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday. more »»

Source: Fire at black church in South Carolina wasn't arson

July 1, 2015

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement source said Wednesday. more »»

Source: Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson

July 1, 2015

GRELLEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a black church in South Carolina was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement source said Wednesda. more »»

White House to allow photos, social media on public tours

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says visitors can now take photos or use social media during public tours of the building. more »»

A look at wildfire hotspots around the West

July 1, 2015

People returned to find their homes reduced to rubble following a destructive wildfire in Washington state, while crews battled blazes in California and Nevada. more »»

What's next for California's contentious vaccine law

July 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. more »»

Probate judges opposed to gay marriage stand firm

July 1, 2015

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Gay couples can petition, protest and even sue — but that won't change Probate Judge Wes Allen's mind: He is not issuing them marriage licenses, despite a U.S. more »»

Indiana's religious freedom bill among host of new laws

July 1, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — Just days after a historic U.S. more »»

California legislation responds to cheerleader lawsuits

July 1, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team... more »»

Episcopalians to vote on allowing gay marriage in churches

July 1, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. more »»

 
 
 

 

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