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'Fat but fit' theory mainly flops in the long run

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Same-sex spouses in the military will receive full benefits despite federal law

The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages.<p>In a letter to congressional leaders, Attorney General Eric Holder said that a provision in federal law on benefits to veterans defines "spouse" to mean a …

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Atheist Pledge Of Allegiance Case Goes To Massachusetts' Supreme Court

(RNS) Massachusetts’ highest court on Wednesday (Sept. 4) will consider whether the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of students’ rights.<p>Since the addition of the phrase “under God” in 1954, the pledge has been challenged repeatedly as a violation of the separation of …

Obama won't halt deportations for parents of children brought to US illegally

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that it is “not an option” for his administration to take executive action to freeze the deportations of parents of children brought to the United States illegally, a move that immigrant rights advocates have pushed him to take if Congress fails to pass …

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Illegal immigration may be back on the rise

WASHINGTON — After leveling off in recent years, illegal immigration may be back on the rise, according to a new study that will provide ammunition to House Republicans who want to secure the southwest border with Mexico before considering a broader overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.<p>The …