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Timeline: Same-sex marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear two challenges to state and federal laws dealing with the recognition of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed. 2,330 more words

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Fast facts on Lance Armstrong

Famed cyclist Lance Armstrong could lose his seven Tour de France titles after giving up his fight against charges leveled by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. 1,022 more words


What to know about the Empire State Building

Eleven people were shot outside the Empire State Building on Friday, leaving two dead, including the gunman, New York officials said.

New York police said they shot and killed the gunman. 964 more words

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Fast facts: 2011 Tucson shooting

Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged gunman in last year’s mass shooting outside an Arizona supermarket in Tucson that killed six persons and wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, … 813 more words


A look back at Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal, an eclectic author who chronicled major cultural shifts in the United States in books, essays and plays, has died at his Los Angeles home. 578 more words

Top five Friday the 13th incidents

Whether you’re just a little more cautious today because of various Friday the 13th superstitions, historically, the day hasn’t always turned out to be, well, normal. 198 more words

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Some things you may not have known about Ernest Borgnine

Film and television actor Ernest Borgnine, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a lovelorn butcher in 1955’s “Marty,” has died at 95, his manager said Sunday. 204 more words