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Illinois gay marriage bill won't pass House this session

SPRINGFIELD --- A showdown vote on legalizing gay marriage in Illinois never materialized Friday as lawmakers adjourned, dashing the high hopes of supporters who believed that after years of disappointment they were finally on the verge of making history.<p>For weeks, Illinois appeared to be poised to …

Public Atheist Monument Going Up Near Courthouse In Starke, Florida, Is Country's First

A small city in heavily Christian northern Florida is about to become home to the first public monument in the United States dedicated to atheism.<p>Florida members of American Atheists, a national advocacy group, plan to erect a 1,500-pound granite display in front of the Bradford County Courthouse …

After Years Of War, Ugandan Children Face New Deadly Threat

The village of Tumangu, in northern Uganda, defines remote. It's hard even to find on maps. But it shows up frequently in news stories. Grace Aber is about to show me why.<p>She leads me down a narrow dirt path, passing a couple of clay huts. We get to a big mango tree. Aber's 17-year-old son, …

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Suspected serial bomber killed himself as SWAT was closing in: Authorities<p>Springtime snowstorm cuts miserable path through Northeast<p>Loyola-Chicago's …

Why would-be marijuana moguls have their work cut out for them

When you think economic opportunity, do you think of a heavily regulated, highly-competitive consumer goods sector where prices are set to drop? No? Maybe we should dial back the excitement around the potential of the US marijuana industry.<p>With the legalization of recreational marijuana in the …

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President Trump goes to Florida as accusations pile up<p>Spring snow storms passing through 11 states<p>A former water park executive is facing criminal …

Michael Douglas, cancer and the growing popularity of oral sex

Michael Douglas has shared, perhaps over-shared, with readers of the Guardian, the news that oral sex caused the throat cancer he was diagnosed with …

Unmarried Chinese mothers to be fined

Plans to fine women who have children out of wedlock have caused outrage in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.<p>On Monday, state media reported that under draft legislation being considered by the city's government unmarried mothers and women who had children with men who were already married would …