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GRAPHIC: Three same-sex cases from Indiana will be heard before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Graphic courtesy of the U.S. Government.

INDIANAPOLIS – Supporters and opponents of marriage equality in Indiana are headed to Chicago to plead their cases. The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Indiana's appeal of a June ruling that struck down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban. Kyle Megrath, marria ...Read More

PHOTO: Tensions may have cooled somewhat in Ferguson, Missouri, but protesters continue to take to the streets, leaving many to wonder what it will take to put the city back together. Photo credit: LoavesofBread/Wikimedia Commons.

FERGUSON, Mo. - The unrest in Ferguson over the past two weeks since the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has deeply moved Missourians and people across the U.S. Experts and politicians are now weighing in on what caused the community's problems, and how to fix them. Many have quest ...Read More

PHOTO: Many Michiganders have joined the cries of those in Ferguson, Missouri for an end to police brutality, including hundreds who recently gathered in Detroit's Hart Plaza and marched up Woodward Avenue. Photo credit: D. Holland.

DETROIT - As clashes continue on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, where protesters and reporters have been assaulted, arrested and tear-gassed, many Michiganders are joining the fight as experts caution what happened in Ferguson could happen anywhere. David Cullier is the president of the Society ...Read More

PHOTO: Experts say the recent protests in Ferguson highlight the need for better understanding that the right to record events in public extends to both working journalists and everyday citizens. Photo credit: Alvimann/Morguefile.

FERGUSON, Mo. - Tensions continue to run high in Ferguson following last week's clashes in which protestors and journalists were assaulted, arrested, and tear-gassed. Experts caution what happened in Ferguson could happen anywhere. David Cullier is the president of the Society of Professional Journ ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A local election on the 19th will be the first time a photo I.D. will be required to cast a ballot, as required by the commonwealth's new voter I.D. law. The League of Women Voters is concerned many Virginians are not aware of the new rules. Photo credit: League of Women Voters of Virginia.

FARMVILLE, Va. - A small, local election on Tuesday is the first time Virginia voters will have to show a photo I.D. as required by a new law. The Farmville town council election in Prince Edward and Cumberland counties represents the first time any of the commonwealth's voters will have to present ...Read More

PHOTO: Terry Goddard is among the former Arizona attorneys general who have formed an organization of legal professionals who support marriage equality in the Grand Canyon State. Photo courtesy of Terry Goddard.

PHOENIX – Two former Arizona attorneys general are part of a recently formed organization supporting marriage equality in the Grand Canyon State. Former Attorneys General Terry Goddard and Grant Woods are among more than 150 attorneys who have come together to form Arizona Lawyers for the Fr ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah state Senator Jim Dabakis says Utah and all of the U.S. have a moral obligation to care for the tens of thousands of undocumented children arriving along the nation's southern border until their immigration status is determined. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah state Senator Jim Dabakis is calling on Gov. Gary Herbert and state faith leaders to support efforts to temporarily house and care for 1,000 undocumented children in Utah. Dabakis says he was motivated to take action after Herbert was among several Republican governors who sen ...Read More

PHOTO: Those opposed to Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the southern border say humanitarian aid is needed, not more militarization. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Defense.
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AUSTIN, Texas - The ongoing crisis over unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States has taken a new turn with local troops being ordered to the border of Texas and Mexico. Gov. Rick Perry announced plans Monday to deploy 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley to ...Read More

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