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Washington State Flower Shop That Denied Gay Grooms Looking for Second Hearing by U.S. Supreme Court

Washington State Flower Shop That Denied Gay Grooms Looking for Second Hearing by U.S. Supreme Court

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 13
A flower shop owner in Washington State who refused floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding and was sued under state non-discrimination laws is looking to take her case to the U.S. Supreme Court for a second time.

Analysis: Biden Looks Like A Front-Runner, Until He Doesn't

Analysis: Biden Looks Like A Front-Runner, Until He Doesn't

By Julie Pace | Sep 13
Joe Biden is the Democratic front-runner. And there were moments in Thursday night's debate where he looked the part.

Some States Say They'll Keep Fighting Purdue Pharma in Court

Some States Say They'll Keep Fighting Purdue Pharma in Court

By Geoff Mulvihil and Dave Collins | Sep 12
After a tentative settlement reached Wednesday with thousands of local governments and more than 20 states, the fight will be less about the damage done by the company and more over how to divide its assets.

U.S. Expands Hunting and Fishing at National Wildlife Refuges

U.S. Expands Hunting and Fishing at National Wildlife Refuges

By Keith Ridler | Sep 12
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges in a move that critics contend is deferring management to states and could harm wildlife.

Trump Denies Ordering NOAA to Rebuke Forecasters over Dorian

Trump Denies Ordering NOAA to Rebuke Forecasters over Dorian

By Kevin Freking | Sep 12
President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied instructing an aide to urge a federal agency to repudiate weather forecasters who contradicted his claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama.

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground with Fracking Bans

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground with Fracking Bans

By Nicholas Riccardi | Sep 12
Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so.

Johnson Denies Lying to Queen; Court Rejects Brexit Case

Johnson Denies Lying to Queen; Court Rejects Brexit Case

By Jill Lawless | Sep 12
The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario.

Still On: Iowa, New Hampshire Won't Nix 2020 GOP Contests

Still On: Iowa, New Hampshire Won't Nix 2020 GOP Contests

By Steve Peoples, Hunter Woodall, and Meg Kinnard | Sep 12
Republicans in Iowa and New Hampshire are vowing to hold a caucus and primary next year, even as party leaders in a handful of other states have canceled their contests to help smooth President Donald Trump's path to reelection.

How 2020 Democrats Want to Overhaul Criminal Justice Laws

How 2020 Democrats Want to Overhaul Criminal Justice Laws

By Elana Schor | Sep 11
Every top Democratic presidential contender is touting a detailed overhaul of the criminal justice system to end rules and practices that have been blamed for the mass incarceration of a generation of African Americans.

California Senate Approves Bill Regulating Gig Economy

California Senate Approves Bill Regulating Gig Economy

Sep 11
The California Senate has passed a bill that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft.

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