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  • Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses  - (Posted 7 hours ago at Reuters)
    (Reuters) - The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners' children, state officials said.
  • U.S. weighs passport, border changes in wake of Ottawa attack  - (Posted 10 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials are debating whether to tighten controls on the border with Canada and make it easier to revoke the passports of suspected militants, steps that could gain traction following two attacks in Canada this week.
  • Kentucky lawmaker charged with bribing coal mine inspector  - (Posted 10 hours ago at Reuters)
    LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) - A Kentucky state lawmaker who is also a coal mine owner was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday on charges he bribed an inspector so his mines would not receive citations.
  • U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata air bags  - (Posted 11 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants.
  • Former Louisiana mayor arrested on child porn possession charges  - (Posted 11 hours ago at Reuters)
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The former mayor of a small Louisiana city was arrested on Thursday and charged with 40 counts of possessing child pornography, prosecutors said.
  • South Carolina house speaker pleads guilty in ethics case, to resign  - (Posted 11 hours ago at Reuters)
    CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal ethics charges and agreed to immediately resign from the legislature.
  • Oklahoma judge allows law on abortion pills to take effect  - (Posted 11 hours ago at Reuters)
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law governing the use of an abortion-inducing drug to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over the objections of abortion rights advocates who said the measure is poor public health policy that could put women at risk.
  • U.S. senator asks Internet providers to commit to no 'fast lanes'  - (Posted 15 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Thursday pressed large Internet providers to pledge that they will not strike deals that may help some websites load faster than others or give similar "fast lanes" to affiliated services.
  • 'American Idol' singer Clay Aiken seeks win in first political bid  - (Posted 19 hours ago at Reuters)
    ASHEBORO N.C. (Reuters) - "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is back on tour. This time he is trying to win over North Carolina voters with his political chops rather than his voice, and he has less than two weeks left to do it.
  • Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper  - (Posted 23 hours ago at Reuters)
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat.
  • Former Bellevue, Wash., official accused of stealing pro-gun campaign sign  - (Posted 1 days ago at Reuters)
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A former City Council member in Bellevue, Washington, has been accused of stealing campaign signs urging voters to block the expansion of background checks for gun buyers in the state, police said on Wednesday.
  • Suspended South Carolina speaker to plead guilty to ethics charges: report  - (Posted 1 days ago at Reuters)
    CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Suspended South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell is expected to plead guilty to criminal ethics charges related to misuse of campaign money and misconduct in office, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday.
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