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In All Four Big Cases, Supreme Court's Decision Could Be Not To Decide

A procedural question about whether the right party is before the court could be a hurdle for the pending Supreme Court cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act, California's Proposition 8, affirmative action policies, and the Voting Rights Act.<p>WASHINGTON — Although the country is waiting on the …

Texas pols approve abortion limits

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans in the Texas House on Monday passed one of the nation's most wide-ranging packages of abortion restrictions, but efforts by Democrats to slow the process threatened to kill the measure before the end of the special session.<p>Democrats stalled the vote as long as …

Proposed Changes In Organ Donation Stir Debate

The nation's organ transplant network will consider a controversial proposal Monday to overhaul the guidelines for an increasingly common form of organ donation.<p>The board of directors of the United Network for Organ Sharing will open a two-day meeting at the organization's headquarters in Richmond, …

FAA Investigates One of Its Own in Deadly Air Show Crash

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation of one of its own after an agency budget analyst who moonlighted as a wing-walker …

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Attack on mountain-climbers raises debate on how to deal with Pakistan Taliban

Attackers dressed in paramilitary uniform killed 10 foreigners preparing to climb the world's ninth highest peak, Nanga Parbat (8,126m), in northern Pakistan.<p>Pakistanis awoke to the news of an unprecedented attack on mountain climbers in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, which has been trying to win …

Pakistan suspends mountain expeditions

Armed attackers dressed in police uniforms stormed a remote camp at the foot of Nanga Parbat late Saturday, shooting dead the climbers and a Pakistani guide at point-blank range, officials said.<p>The victims have been identified as an American with dual Chinese citizenship, three Ukrainians, two …