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Irish gays wake up to whole new world: When's the wedding?

Updated: 05/24/2015 - Ireland's gay citizens woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn — some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads. Many weren't rising too early. The Irish gay community's biggest party in history came late Saturday, after the announcement that the nation's voters had passed a gay marriage referendum by a landslide.

Rand Paul attempts filibuster of Patriot Act renewal

Posted: 05/20/2015 - While Sen. Rand Paul tweeted that he's launched "a filibuster of the Patriot Act renewal," his speech is not a true filibuster at this point because it's not currently delaying consideration of any bill.

Bin Laden papers include loving notes, terrorist application

Updated: 05/20/2015 - One of the documents, translated by intelligence officials, begins with questions similar to a conventional job application: "Do you have hobbies? Have you been convicted of a crime?" But it veers into more chilling territory, asking: "What objectives would you like to accomplish on your jihad path?"

House budget proposes state worker pay raises

Updated: 05/18/2015 - Budget-writers propose 2 percent raises for nearly all state employees and retirees, along with $60 million for film production grants and $40 million for a venture capital investment fund.

In Arkansas, Huckabee launches second White House bid

Posted: 05/05/2015 - Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has declared his candidacy for president in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton - Hope, Arkansas. It's his second run for the Republican nomination.

Marine General chosen Joint Chiefs chairman

Posted: 05/04/2015 - President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-2014, U.S. officials said Monday.

Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces White House campaign

Posted: 05/04/2015 - Retired surgeon Ben Carson declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, resting his longshot bid on his vision of the nation as "a place of dreams" where people can thrive when freed from an overbearing government.

State Auditor Beth Wood running for re-election

Updated: 05/04/2015 - North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood is seeking a third four-year term leading the office responsible for keeping close tabs on government agency spending and whether the money is being spent correctly.
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