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No action from high court on gay marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has taken no action on appeals asking it to take up the issue of same-sex marriage....

A look at new cases the Supreme Court to consider
A brief look at the new cases that the Supreme Court said Thursday it would consider during its 2014-2015 term, which begins Monday:...

Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president....

AP Exclusive: Complaints at problem prison shelved
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When inmates at a notorious Alabama women's prison complained of sexual abuse and harassment, state investigators time and again classified complaints as unfounded or unsubstantiated....

Gun foes plan to match NRA spending in fall races
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gun control groups say this is the year they finally go toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and match their foe's imposing campaign spending for congressional candidates....

Romney's in demand as Republicans' future unclear
ATLANTA (AP) -- Almost two years after his Election Day drubbing, Mitt Romney is the Republican man in demand....

Court takes up hear religious bias case over hijab
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf conflicted with the company's dress code, which the clothing chain has since changed....

AP-GfK Poll: Economy still the top election issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Recent headlines could make you think this election would be different. Perhaps, for the first time since the Great Recession, the economy wouldn't be the top issue. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll suggests that's not going to happen....

RNC chair: GOP ready to lead
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday urged his party to step past their criticism of President Barack Obama and start rallying behind "unifying goals" they'd pursue if voters give the GOP more control over the government after next month's midterm elections....

High court to hear Ohio child abuse case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will hear Ohio's appeal of a court ruling that threw out the child abuse conviction of a Cleveland man....

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