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AL same-sex marriages ordered halted and other headlines

Morning headlines: AL Chief Justice orders judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses, Obama and Merkel to talk Ukraine, more about the new Harper Lee book.

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore orders judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses. (

Consumer protection agency seeks limits on payday lenders. (New York Times)

Pres. Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet at the White House to talk Ukraine today. (AP)

Pres. Obama won't return 'torture report' without court OK. (Politico)

Kansas' budget problems touching cherished highway system. (AP)

Prosecutors seek 18-month sentence for fmr. VA first lady Maureen McDonnell. (Politico)

Harper Lee lawyer offers more details on discovery of new book. (New York Times)

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