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President Barack Obama at Manor New Technology High School, Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Manor, Texas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

A year after Obama's gay marriage 'evolution'

05/09/13 03:24PM

President Obama publicly announced his support for gay marriage last year on May 9 in an ABC interview. His views on same-sex marriage evolved continually over the years, but he became the first sitting president to endorse the issue. read more

Eric Greitens, founder of "The Mission Continues," an organization that helps veterans transition to military life. (Photo credit: Thomas Roberts)

'The Mission Continues' for Vets at home

05/09/13 02:20PM

The Mission Continues—it’s not a charity, it’s a challenge! 
 That motto, those words, perfectly describe this non-profit organization that helps post-9/11 veterans transition from military life to leadership positions at home. 
 I had the chance to cover the group as it introduced the 2013 Bravo Class Fellows to its core principles: Hard work, trust, learn and grow, respect, and fun. 
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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist at the University of Southern California's inaugural symposium. (Photo by Gus Ruelas/REUTERS)

New Dem Charlie Crist backs gay marriage

05/09/13 01:38PM

Charlie Crist for marriage equality—and so, the transformation is complete. The former Florida governor, who went from Republican to independent to Democrat in just two years, became the latest politician to evolve on same-sex marriage Wednesday, when he took to Facebook to announce his support: read more

Hundreds turned out to brave rain, ice pellets and snow during a rally in support of a bill to legalize gay marriage at the Minnesota State Capitol, Thursday, April 18, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn.  Gov. Mark Dayton told the crowd he hoped legislators pass...

Gay marriage: Minnesota House set to vote

05/08/13 06:17PM

First one, then another... and marriage-equality advocates may soon be able to talk about "a dozen states." 
 Minnesota could be next to join 11 states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay couples to marry--just days after Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed that state’s Marriage Equality Act into law, and one week after Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee did the same. 
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In this handout provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Amanda Berry poses for an undated photo.  Berry was one of three women who believed to have been held captive for almost a decade in a home in Cleveland, Ohio. Amanda Berry, who...

Kidnapping victims return home after years in captivity

05/08/13 03:32PM

After spending a decade in captivity, while friends and family feared they were dead, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus on Wednesday finally returned home. 
 Berry, 27, who went missing one day before her 17th birthday, chose not to make a statement after arriving at her family’s house, where a flood of reporters stood waiting. But her sister, Beth Serrano, did come out to deliver brief remarks: 
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An woman takes the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the at district office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on January 28, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Some 38,000 immigrants became U.S. citizens at the...

The Agenda: Immigration reform ignites latest battle in GOP civil war

05/07/13 07:05PM

Cracks deepen within the Republican Party--this time over a controversial bill designed to overhaul the nation's broken immigration system. The Heritage Foundation released a new report on Monday warning that the latest bipartisan immigration measure would cost an astronomical $6.3 trillion. But in an immigration hearing Tuesday, anti-tax conservative Grover Norquist criticized the study, calling the numbers flawed. read more

File Photo: Tamerlan Tsamaev waits for a decision in the 201-pound division boxing match during the 2009 Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions May 4, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  (Photo by Glenn DePriest/Getty Images, File)

The Big Question: Should Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body be buried in America?

05/06/13 02:14PM

As officials continue to address countless questions surrounding April's Boston Marathon bombing, one very important question remains unanswered: where will Tamarlan Tsarnaev be buried? The 26-year-old suspect was killed in a shootout with police days after the bombing that left three dead and injured hundreds more. Now, cemeteries across Massachusetts are refusing to bury the body. read more

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