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Pennsylvania judge orders clerk to obey same-sex marriage ban

A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday ordered a suburban Philadelphia county clerk to comply with the state's same-sex marriage ban and stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

CIA-funded weapons begin to reach Syrian rebels

CIA-funded weapons have begun flowing to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official told CNN late Wednesday night. The official confirmed details first reported by the Washington Post but would not speak publicly.

Death toll could rise from devastating Colorado floods

Emergency crews in Colorado braved racing floodwaters early Thursday, rescuing a man from a partially submerged car, live on television.

Boston man plotted to kill and eat children, feds say

A Boston-area man, who was planning to kidnap children, lock them in a basement dungeon, rape and eat them, should be imprisoned for at least 27 years, federal authorities said in court documents filed this week.

5 things you need to know for your new day

The U.S. is talking peace and arming rebels, Putin takes a dig at Obama, and strippers win in New York City. It's Thursday and here are the "5 Things to Know for Your New Day."

If the NSA can hack your bank account, who else can?

Revelations that the National Security Agency can break through web site encryptions and access huge amounts of personal data has raised questions about how safe our day-to-day financial dealings really are.

Can President Obama sway the nation on Syria?

It's a historic day for President Barack Obama.

U.S. on Syria chemical attack: What's the evidence?

The gruesome images are clear. There's little doubt Syrians suffered a chemical attack last month. But videos of the aftermath -- including 13 shown to Congress -- do nothing to show who was responsible.

Gun permits for the blind? Iowa grants them, stirs debate

Should blind people be granted gun permits? The question entered the crosshairs of some gun control advocates over the weekend, after a report about Iowa issuing permits to buy and carry firearms to people who are legally blind.

Don't mess with Texas leads to reduction in roadside trash

Besides being one of the state’s most popular slogans, Don’t mess with Texas ® also is proving to be effective as an anti-littering message.