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Government

Nebraska Officials Ask Appeals Court To Stop Same-Sex Marriages From Starting

The ruling goes into effect on March 9. Nebraska officials have filed notice that they will be appealing the decision. [Update: State officials have asked the 8th Circuit to issue a stay, which would stop marriages from starting on March 9.]<p>WASHINGTON — A federal judge struck down Nebraska's ban on …

Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban

A federal judge blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban on Monday, and the attorney general's office immediately appealed the decision to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska sued the state in November on behalf of seven same-sex couples challenging the …

LGBTQ
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Comedy

Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

Only one senator asked by BuzzFeed News — Sen. Ben Cardin — said he'd definitely go.<p>WASHINGTON — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress in March, it is unclear whether everybody invited will actually show up.<p>Democrats have criticized House Speaker John …

Winners and Losers in the Senate’s Keystone Pipeline Showdown

The Sen­ate’s ap­prov­al Thursday of le­gis­la­tion ap­prov­ing the Key­stone XL pipeline was about more than just that pro­ject.<p>The three-week floor …

Senators Introduce Bill To End Cuba Travel Ban

A bipartisan group of eight senators will introduce legislation Thursday to lift all travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba.<p>The Freedom to …