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Supreme Court is set to meet on Gay Marriage Issue

Gay couples began marrying in Miami on Monday, kicking off a pivotal week when the Supreme Court will have a chance to consider whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry or whether states may limit marriage to a man and a woman.

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Boehner Escapes Defeat, Reelected House Speaker

Rep. John Boehner narrowly survived a tense vote to win a third term as House Speaker, winning the support of 216 of his colleagues.

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Congress Returns With Eyes on Iran and the Palestinian Authority

Punishments appear to be in store for Iran and the Palestinian Authority this week, as Republicans take the reins of Congress.

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FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed to Spy on Cell Phone Calls In Public

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is taking the position that court warrants are not required when deploying cell-site simulators in public places. Nicknamed "stingrays," the devices are decoy cell towers that capture locations and identities of mobile phone users and can intercept calls and texts.

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Obama says Executive Order on Immigration Legally Justified by Congress' Inaction

President Obama on Sunday said Congress' failure to approve immigration legislation served as legal justification for his executive order legalizing 4.1 million undocumented immigrants, the Washington Examiner reported.

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Republicans wins Senate, controls Congress

Republicans won a Senate majority late Tuesday, ensuring they will be in complete control of Capitol Hill when the new Congress convenes in January.

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Obama Considers Cutting Deportations

The White House is considering two central requirements in deciding which of the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants would gain protections through an expected executive action: a minimum length of time in the U.S., and a person's family ties to others in the country.

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Doctor Diagnosed with Ebola in New York City

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city.

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Obama broadens stance on same-sex marriage, calls it a Constitutional right

President Barack Obama has broadened his "evolving" views on same-sex marriage, telling the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin that gay couples have a Constitutional right to marry.

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Senate Banking Leaders Question Regulators on Cybersecurity of Banks

The leaders of the Senate Banking Committee are asking financial regulators what they're doing to ensure the safety of banks targeted for cybercrimes, raising the pressure to respond to recent breaches that include a high-profile attack on JPMorgan Chase and other banks that might have been an act of international aggression, the Washington Examiner reported.

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Dow Down for the Year as Sell-Off Continues

Stocks ended a bloody, turbulent week with a broad-based slump Friday, sending the tech-heavy Nasdaq to its worst weekly losses in 30 months and eviscerating what remained of the Dow Jones industrial average's 2014 gains.

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Spread of Ebola Could Affect 1.4 Million People by Year's End

The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility, the commander of U.S. Southern Command told an audience at the National Defense University, the U.S. Department of Defense reported.

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Supreme Court Denies Same-Sex Marriage Appeals

The Supreme Court made history Monday, with a nondecision that effectively moved the country much closer to the day when legal gay marriage is the law of the land.

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CDC Confirms First Case of Ebola in U.S.

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control have confirmed that a person in Dallas definitely has the Ebola virus. Tuesday's official determination makes the patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas the first diagnosed Ebola case in the United States.

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Eric Holder resigns as attorney general

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black attorney general, will announce his resignation Thursday, ending a turbulent, six-year tenure in which his office addressed major issues, from banking scandals and terrorism to civil-rights cases.

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