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Recent Gun Bill Is Bad for Ohio's Youth

My heart aches for the thousands of people who will lose their lives this year to gun violence. The thousands of families who will mourn their loved ones. The thousands of stories that will never be told, jokes that will never be laughed at, and memories that will never be made. According to the …

36 States and Counting: Mapping the Legalization of Gay Marriage

On Tues­day, the Su­preme Court will ask two ques­tions: Do states have to al­low same-sex couples to marry? And should they re­cog­nize same-sex …

Even Fox News Shows Majority Of Americans Now Support Marijuana Legalization

A majority of Americans support legalizing recreational marijuana, a Fox News poll revealed Monday. (Yes, <i>that</i> Fox News.)<p>The Fox poll marks the first time the news organization has found majority support for the issue since it began asking the question. It's also the latest in a string of recent …

Protesters and Police Clash in Baltimore

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan calls out the National Guard, amid clashes between protesters and police a week after the death of Freddie Gray.<p><i>Updated on April 27, 2015, at 9:16 p.m.</i><p>Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and called out the National Guard on Monday night, "to …

Justice

Raising the Minimum Wage Boosts Growth and Does Not Cause Unemployment

Walmart and Target recently announced they would increase wages for their lowest paid employees to $9 per hour. McDonalds will start paying its workers $1 more per hour than the local minimum wage. Although these are welcome signs of businesses willing to boost worker incomes, which have been …

No more playing nice: California names, shames water wasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is done with gentle nudges and polite reminders to deal with its devastating drought.<p>State regulators are naming …

Pence vows to 'fix' religious freedom law, ensure 'no license to discriminate'

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, whose state is under fire over the passage of a religious freedom law that critics say could allow businesses to discriminate based on sexual orientation, said Tuesday that he and legislative leaders plan to clarify the policy in the coming days.<p>"I abhor discrimination," …

California acts against poll measure to execute gays

The proposal -- unlikely to advance, as it requires over 360,000 signatures to proceed -- was submitted by lawyer Matthew McLaughlin to the California Attorney General's office late last month.<p>The "Sodomite Suppression Act" ballot proposes that gay people "be put to death by bullets to the head or …

Florida has 6 of the nation's fastest-growing metro areas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most …

California attorney general moves to end anti-gay initiative

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Wednesday she will ask a state court for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed by "bullets to the head or by any other convenient method."<p>Harris issued a statement saying she was …

Arkansas House Votes In Favor Of LGBT Discrimination

On Friday, the Arkansas House of Representatives voted 57-20 in favor of a bill that would bar cities and counties from sanctioning LGBT anti-discrimination laws.<p>Arkansas state Sen. Bart Hester (R), who sponsored the bill, told BuzzFeed News that creating uniform policies across the state will …

State-led push to force convention to amend Constitution gains steam, with high-profile Republican support

A state-level campaign to rein in the federal government by calling an unprecedented convention to amend the U.S. Constitution is gaining steam, picking up support from two high-profile Republicans as more states explore the idea.<p>The latest figures to endorse the effort are retired Oklahoma Sen. …

Gun rights groups await judge's ruling on California's 'microstamping' law

California's gun laws are among the nation's strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that "stamps" …

White House seeks big increase in Pentagon budget

The Pentagon would get $585 billion next year under the Obama administration's proposed budget, reversing a five-year decline in military spending and blowing past mandatory spending caps imposed by Congress.<p>The plan would give the Pentagon a base budget of $534 billion in fiscal 2016, about $38 …

Rand Paul links vaccines to 'mental disorders'; Christie argues for 'choice'

Two leading Republican presidential hopefuls waded into the argument over childhood vaccinations Monday, with Sen. Rand Paul declaring that he had heard of "many tragic cases" of children suffering harm after receiving shots and Gov. Chris Christie saying parents should be given a "choice" on the …