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Defiant Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Was Just Released from Jail

Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue any marriage licenses because of her objection to gay marriage, was met on Thursday afternoon by a large, raucous crowd of supporters after spending over five days in jail. In...Show More Summary

Baltimore Just Proposed a Settlement With Freddie Gray's Family

Six months after Freddie Gray died from a spinal injury suffered after an alleged "rough ride" in the back of a police van, the city of Baltimore has tentatively agreed to settle with Gray's family for $6.4 million. From the Times: Mayor...Show More Summary

First Gay Couple Can Marry In County Where Clerk Went To Jail

On Friday, William Smith and James Yates became the first same-sex couple to be issued a marriage license in Rowan County, Kentucky. BREAKING: William Smith and James Yates just obtained a marriage license from the Rowan County Clerk's Office. Show More Summary

Germany Has Taken In 800,000 Refugees. Guess How Many the US Has Taken In?

Germany is set to take in 800,000 refugees by the end of the year. America, a country that won two World Wars, went to the moon, and did "the other things," has taken in, well, far fewer. Quoth the Guardian: The US has admitted approximately 1,500 Syrian refugees since the beginning of the civil war there in 2011, mostly within the last fiscal year. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Screws Up GOP Loyalty Pledge, Making it Extra-Meaningless

On Thursday, Donald Trump pledged his fealty to the Republican party with a largely meaningless pledge not to run as an independent candidate during the 2016 campaign for the White House. In doing so, it appears the billionaire presidential hopeful also affixed the wrong date to his signature: Dear @realDonaldTrump, it's September, not August. Show More Summary

Kansas Republicans May Have Just Shut Down the State's Court System

What happens to a legal appeal when there's no court to hear it? That's the tricky question before Kansas Republicans today as they grapple with the results of their own law, which threatens to shutter the state court system. On Wednesday...Show More Summary

Kentucky Clerk Held in Contempt of Court for Refusing to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

Update, September 3, 2015, 1:09 p.m. EST: A federal judge has found Kim Davis in contempt of court. She has been taken into federal custody. BREAKING: Judge sends Rowan Clerk #KimDavis to jail until she agrees to comply with his order to issue marriage licenses. — heraldleader (@heraldleader) September 3, 2015 Explaining his decision, U.S. Show More Summary

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Headed to Court Over Refusal to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

Kim Davis, the defiant Rowan county clerk who cites "God's authority" in refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is set to appear in court Thursday morning in Kentucky. U.S. District Judge David Bunning will decide whether...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Announces Support to Ban Wall Street Bonuses for Government Officials

On Monday, Hillary Clinton came out in support of legislation seeking to end the so-called "golden parachute" payouts that traditionally benefit private sector executives who take on jobs within the federal government—a practice long criticized by Wall Street reformers such as Sen. Show More Summary

Freddie Gray Hearings Open Amid Police Clashes

Hearings in the case against six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray began this morning against an all-too-familiar backdrop of police confrontations with protesters. The first pretrial hearing of the case,...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Blames President Obama for Inciting Murder of Texas Cop

Following the brutal murder of Texas deputy sheriff Darren Goforth over the weekend, Sen. Ted Cruz is blaming the Obama administration, especially the president, for inspiring anti-police sentiment and incidents of gun violence towards...Show More Summary

Kentucky Clerk Continues to Defy Supreme Court by Refusing to Issue Marriage License to Gay Couple

The Supreme Court on Monday night denied an emergency application from a defiant Kentucky clerk who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Today, Kim Davis, of the Rowan County Clerk's office, is once again refusing to...Show More Summary

Pope Francis Will Allow Priests to Forgive Women Who Have Had Abortions

On Tuesday, Pope Francis announced that during the church's upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, which runs from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016, he will allow priests the discretion to forgive women who have had abortions. The move effectively...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Goes Willie Horton on Jeb Bush

Donald Trump's latest attack on Jeb Bush may strike a familiar chord for those who remember the 1988 presidential race. On Monday afternoon, Trump released a video on Instagram that assails Bush for a supposedly lenient stance on undocumented immigration. Show More Summary

Breaking: Another Massive Explosion Rocks Industrial City in China

Another huge explosion has erupted in China, this time in the eastern city of Dongying, according to Chinese state-run newspaper The People's Daily: Breaking: A blast seen and heard in a chemical industry zone in Lijin, Dongying City of Shandong around 23:25 Mon. Show More Summary

Ohio Republicans Are Freaking Out About the Denali Name Change

On Sunday, President Barack Obama announced that the highest peak in North America, Alaska's Mount McKinley, would formally be changed to its Athabascan name: Denali. This makes a lot of sense. The mountain was known as Denali long before...Show More Summary

Judges Give NSA More Time to Suck Up Your Data

A federal appeals court in Washington, DC on Friday tossed out an injunction over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of American's phone records, but left open the question of whether the program itself is legal. From...Show More Summary

After Hurricane Katrina, Poor Black Women Were Largely Ignored, Study Says

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina displaced 40,000 people in New Orleans, opinions about the recovery can be traced along racial lines. A pair of new studies underscores that African American women, particularly those who lived in public...Show More Summary

Trump: "This Isn't a Gun Problem, This Is a Mental Problem."

A day after two journalists in Virginia were fatally shot on live television, Donald Trump is rejecting calls to strengthen gun control laws. Instead, he told CNN's Chris Cuomo today that mental health issues are to blame for gun violence in America. Show More Summary

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