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Poll finds more gay marriages, domestic partnerships than thought

Friday, April 24, 2015

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, a new poll shows that more American adults are believed to be in gay marriages or domestic partnerships than had been previously thought. A Gallup poll released on Friday found that nearly 2 million adults are part of a same-sex couple, of whom about 780,000 are married. Those results are higher than finding by the Census Bureau and by … 0

Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage next week

Friday, April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — Gregory Bourke met his husband-to-be at the University of Kentucky in 1982. Now, several social revolutions later, the 57-year-old Louisville, Ky., resident and father of two rides atop a cresting wave that’s reached the Supreme Court. Soon, justices will decide whether the Constitution compels Kentucky and other states to wed same-sex … 0

Conservatives leading push to medical research funding

Friday, April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — Deficit hawk lawmakers have found something they want to spend money on: medical research. They say they want to cure cancer and other diseases by boosting the budget for the National Institutes of Health, and they argue that investing in those cures now will save taxpayer money later by lowering health … 0

Nation/World Briefs

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Poll: Bush leads GOP by an inch, Clinton leads Democrats by a mile Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a slight lead over Republican presidential hopefuls, and Hillary Clinton has a significant one over fellow Democrats, according to … 0

Where US sees anti-terror, some Muslims see profiling

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. — Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism. Mohiuddin, 39, is an American citizen, longtime Californian and … 0

For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather … 0

In El Salvador, women jailed for miscarriages and stillbirths

Sunday, April 19, 2015

SAN SALVADOR — When Guadalupe Vasquez became pregnant at 17 after being raped by a neighbor of the house where she worked as a maid, she decided she wanted the baby. She even picked out a name: Gabriel. … 0

Colleges grapple with cheating in the digital age

Sunday, April 19, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Stanford University’s honor code dates to 1921, written by students to help guide them through the minefield of plagiarism, forbidden collaboration, copying and other chicaneries that have tempted undergraduates since they first arrived on college … 0

Hard to swallow: study looks at making medicine easier for kids

Sunday, April 19, 2015

CHICAGO — Many sick kids can’t or won’t swallow pills — and that can make them sicker. But there may be some pretty simple ways to help the medicine go down, a new study says. Dr. Kathleen Bradford and colleagues at the University of North Carolina in Chapel … 0

The Republican behind campaign finance reform

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New Hampshire’s small but ambitious campaign reform movement has found its champion — and he is a Republican. Sen Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who says he will decide by late May or early June whether to run for president, … 0

California’s conundrum: Does vaccine legislation trump right to education?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s Constitution spells out the right to a free public education, and lawmakers have fortified that guarantee over the years by safeguarding students against discrimination and inequality in the classroom. But now a debate over … 0

Almonds get roasted in Calif. water debate

Monday, April 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, … 0

Nation/World Briefs

Monday, April 20, 2015

Video purports to show ISIS killing captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya CAIRO — Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the … 0