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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 09, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 3, 2022. Editorial: Missouri Republicans to Eric Greitens: Go away. Again. And stay away forever Eric Greitens thought Missouri GOP voters had short memories. He imagined they would welcome him when he came roaring back with...

Mom of 2 slain teens testifies at ex-husband's Texas trial

Aug. 04, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The mother of two teens fatally shot in 2008 in the Dallas area told jurors Thursday that her ex-husband, who is on trial for the killings after evading arrest for over 12 years, was abusive and controlling during their marriage. When Patricia Owens was asked to...

Same-sex marriage plaintiff Obergefell runs for Ohio office

Aug. 02, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Jim Obergefell, whose landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationally, is hoping he and fellow Democrats can make gains in the Ohio Statehouse this year with a message grounded in equality. “It really just all comes down...

Jill Biden on teaching as first lady: 'Knew I could do both'

Aug. 02, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden says she didn't doubt that she could keep teaching as first lady and overcame the skepticism that she could handle both jobs by instructing her staff to “figure it out.” In a new interview in the September issue of Real Simple magazine, the first...

A look at pending legislation to protect same-sex marriages

Jul. 29, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Respect for Marriage Act, now pending in the Senate, would ensure that same-sex marriages are still legally recognized nationwide if the Supreme Court were to overturn its 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision that declared a constitutional right for gay couples to wed. ...

Some Republicans see good politics in same-sex marriage bill

Jul. 29, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When asked if he’d support legislation to protect same-sex marriage, one conservative Republican senator was almost nonchalant. “I see no reason to oppose it,” Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told reporters, bringing Democrats one vote closer to an unexpected...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 27, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

Kenosha News. July 24, 2022. Editorial: Wisconsin should codify same-sex marriage, not wait for a Supreme Court decision It should be no surprise to anyone who lives in the U.S. for more than a few years that what are considered “rights” can be changed. Our...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 27, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. July 21, 2022. Editorial: We still must fight for marriage freedom So it has come to this? It boggles the mind that in the year 2022, members of the U.S. House, Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal, from the East,...

Pope in Quebec amid decline of Catholic Church in province

Jul. 27, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Quebec on Wednesday at a time when many French Canadians in the province are not only moving away from religion but explicitly rejecting it, embracing secularization long after their forebears built their identity on the rock of the Catholic Church. ...

Amnesty: Taliban crackdown on rights is 'suffocating' women

Jul. 27, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The lives of Afghan women and girls are being destroyed by a “suffocating” crackdown by the Taliban since they took power nearly a year ago, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday. After they captured the capital, Kabul, in August 2021 and...