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Minnesota legislators vote for same-sex marriage

Minnesota is expected to become the twelfth state to legalize same-sex marriage after the state Senate on Monday voted 37-30 in favor of approving it.

Vermont moves to pass end-of-life choice law

Vermont moved Monday to become the fourth state in the nation with a law permitting doctors to prescribe deadly doses of medication to patients facing terminal illness, and the first to pass such a measure through the state legislature.

IRS in the spotlight: What's a 501(c)(4)?

Documents set to be released this week by the IRS watchdog show that the agency targeted tea party organizations and other groups focused on government spending and the federal debt that were seeking tax-exempt status.

Boats carrying as many as 150 have capsized near the coast of Myanmar

Several boats carrying as many as 150 people are believed to have capsized near the western coast of Myanmar as local residents scrambled to avoid a storm that's approaching the area, a U.N. agency said Tuesday.

Father arrested in his 4-year-old son's shooting of neighbor

A New Jersey father of a 4-year-old boy who fatally shot a 6-year-old neighbor in the head was arrested Monday night for having unsecured weapons accessible to children, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said.

TV pioneer, famed psychologist Joyce Brothers dies

Joyce Brothers, who pioneered the television advice show and was called the mother of media psychology, has died, her daughter said Monday. She was 85.

Mother shares regrets amid Pennsylvania abortion trial

 It's late afternoon on a recent Friday when Shree McKinley walks past the Women's Medical Society.

Police name suspect in New Orleans parade shooting

A suspect has been identified in a New Orleans parade shooting that left 19 people injured. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said that authorities are looking for 19-year-old Akein Scott.

Shreveport PD murder solve rate better than national average

In 2012, Shreveport Police reported 20 murders, the same as 2011. While that number is higher than they would have liked, there is a silver lining.

Senate vote on Elio exemption postponed

The Louisiana Senate was scheduled to vote on House Bill 218, which would allow Elio drivers an exemption from wearing a helmet and needing a motorcycle endorsement.