Jade Patterson

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Senate confirms first openly gay appellate judge

Todd Hughes is the first openly gay circuit judge in U.S. history<p>In a rare display of competence and cooperation, the U.S. Senate today confirmed Todd Hughes as the first openly gay appellate judge in American history. Hughes had been made to wait for his appointment since February, but ultimately …

Family hosts 200 homeless people for lavish dinner after daughter’s wedding gets canceled

How one Atlanta family turned a little heartbreak into an opportunity to feed 200 of their city’s hungry people<p>In what will likely be the nicest news you'll read all week, an Atlanta family turned a sad thing (a wedding called off at the last minute) into a really happy thing (an opportunity to …

Report: N.Y. needs new laws to fight 21st-century crime

A state task force found white-collar frauds too easy to commit<p>Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- New York needs to update state laws to help authorities prosecute white-collar criminals, according to a special task force report released by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.<p>The proposals in today’s …

Countdown To Shutdown: 6 Days

With just six days to go before the federal government is due to run out of money, it's becoming increasingly clear that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's fellow GOP colleagues aren't following his lead in the anti-Obamacare fight.<p>That fact alone raises the odds of avoiding a government shutdown next …