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Justice Dept. latest to apply privileges, protections for same-sex spouses

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday evening that the Justice Department will now follow a landmark Supreme Court ruling on same-sex spouses, which means they will no longer be compelled to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases.<p>The policy changes mean same-sex spouses …

Holder says Justice Department will aggressively defend same-sex marriage

In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights the US attorney general, Eric Holder, announced on Saturday that he will apply a landmark supreme court ruling to the Justice Department.<p>In prepared remarks delivered in New York to the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group which works on behalf of …

Michelle Obama Gets All Motherly About Justin Bieber

What would first lady Michelle Obama, a mother of two girls, do if she also had a son - or more to the point, a 19-year old international pop star …

Holder: Same-Sex Couples To Get Equal Legal Rights

<b>Update: Feb. 10, 3:35pm</b><p>The Justice Department is preparing to eliminate legal distinctions between straight and same-sex couples in the federal …

Taliban: We’re holding this American military dog hostage

Though the nationality of the dog is disputed, a video shows a confused pup surrounded by heavily armed militants<p>Sarah Wolfe<p>February 8, 2014 10:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>In the annals of prisoner-of-war videos, this could be a first.<p>The Taliban released a video …

NSA reportedly collects less than 30 percent of US phone data

The National Security Agency’s massive and now-exposed data gathering program on Americans’ telephone use picks up less than 30 percent of calls, according to two published newspaper reports.<p>The reports say the agency’s anti-terrorism, data-gathering project has been unable to adapt to the …

Zoe Lofgren: 'Men, knowingly or not, tend to be dismissive of women'

Before the launch of her campaign to take over from her one-time boss, Don Edwards, who was retiring as Democratic congressman for San Jose, California, Zoe Lofgren got her first taste of the casual sexism that lay ahead.<p>"My husband and I were there and Don Edwards called over Henry Hyde [the late …

Investigators reportedly believe NSA should have detected Snowden

Intelligence officials believe that the National Security Agency should have detected that Edward Snowden was accessing and copying sensitive data regarding the agency's phone collection programs, according to a published report.<p>The New York Times, citing a senior intelligence official, reported …