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Tenn. bill would allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples

Tenn. bill would allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples

February 14th, 2014 11:28 am by Chas Sisk, The Tennessean

Tennessee lawmakers are taking up a bill that would let cake makers, florists and other vendors refuse service to same-sex couples who wish to marry, even if the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage were struck down.

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Bays Mountain Park reopens; overnight rock slide cleared

Bays Mountain Park reopens; overnight rock slide cleared

February 14th, 2014 9:47 am by Matthew Lane

A rock slide about three-quarters of a mile from the Bays Mountain Park gatehouse made a majority of the access road impassible.

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Use of Fifth Amendment complicates bridge scandal probe

Use of Fifth Amendment complicates bridge scandal probe

February 14th, 2014 9:41 am by By Karen Sudol, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) (MCT)

As more subpoenas are issued by New Jersey lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal, perhaps the most unforeseen aspect of the ongoing probe is the Fifth Amendment protection being invoked

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Another messy morning in winter-weary Northeast

Another messy morning in winter-weary Northeast

February 14th, 2014 9:38 am by MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press; RON TODT, Associated Press

Commuters faced slippery, slush-covered roads on Friday after yet another winter storm brought snow and ice to the East Coast, leaving at least 21 people dead.

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Belgian lawmakers extend euthanasia to children

Belgian lawmakers extend euthanasia to children

February 14th, 2014 12:16 am by Associated Press

The law empowers children with terminal ailments who are in great pain to ask to be put to death by their doctor if their parents agree and a psychiatrist or psychologist certifies they are conscious of what their choice signifies.

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Former pediatrician convicted of waterboarding child

Former pediatrician convicted of waterboarding child

February 14th, 2014 12:07 am by Associated Press

A pediatrician known for his research on paranormal science and near-death experiences with children was convicted Thursday of waterboarding the daughter of his longtime companion by holding her head under a faucet.

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Judge rules Virginia gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

Judge rules Virginia gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

February 14th, 2014 12:01 am by Associated Press

U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen issued a stay of her order while it is appealed, meaning that gay couples in Virginia will still not be able to marry until the case is ultimately resolved.

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Facebook offers new gender options for users

Facebook offers new gender options for users

February 13th, 2014 10:51 pm by Associated Press

You don't have to be just male or female on Facebook. The social media giant has added a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices.

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'Oh, not again': Northeast is hit by another storm

'Oh, not again': Northeast is hit by another storm

February 13th, 2014 4:09 pm by MARK SCOLFORO and RON TODT, Associated Press

Yet another storm paralyzed the Northeast with heavy snow and sleet Thursday, giving the winter-weary that oh-no-not-again feeling, while hundreds of thousands across the ice-encrusted South waited in the cold for the electricity to come back on.

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Woman busted stealing 122 items from Walmart

Woman busted stealing 122 items from Walmart

February 13th, 2014 3:30 pm by Rain Smith

Loss prevention observed a female placing "numerous" clothing and household items into her buggy, then roll them out of the store.

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