Cohen: Love and ‘The Normal Heart’

Eddie called himself a private detective, although all he really did was repossess cars. He would show up around 4 p.m. at the cafe where I worked after school, have his usual cup of coffee and tell me a thing or two about what we used to call “real life.” One day he told me how...

Oregon Ruling Marks 13th Straight Gay Marriage Win

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge threw out Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban Monday, marking the 13th consecutive legal victory for gay marriage advocates since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of a federal ban. U.S. District Judge Michael...
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Thailand’s army declares martial law

Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban is greeted by his supporters during a march in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, May 19, 2014. Earlier this month, the country’s political crisis deepened after the Constitutional Court removed caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck...

Editorial: D.C. officials need a hand from the Hill on budget autonomy

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Editorial: Commencement protests make a mockery of academic freedom

ON MONDAY, reporters scrutinized the commencement ceremony at Wake Forest University, where Jill Abramson, the recently ousted New York Times executive editor, delivered a modest address. But to our minds, the bigger news this graduation season has been the large number of...
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4 major phone carriers providing text-to-911

FILE–In this April 18, 2012, file photo, David Tucker, executive director of Vermont’s Enhanced 911 Board, holds a smart phone in Montpelier, Vt. Tucker says the state is the first in the country where customers of the four major wireless carriers can send text...

Judge Strikes Down Oregon Gay Marriage Ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday struck down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said the ban unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples and ordered the state not to...

Sitting On Death Row, Inmates Complain About Birds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Inmates on Ohio’s death row are complaining about birds and bird droppings getting into their cells through open windows. Prisoners responding to a survey by a state prison inspection committee are asking for screens on windows to keep the birds out....

Hearing Delayed For Titans’ Lewan In Assault Case

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has delayed the arraignment of Tennessee Titans’ first-round draft pick Taylor Lewan in a Michigan assault case. The judge granted a request by Lewan’s attorneys for more investigation. The new date is June 16. The former Michigan...
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General’s revolt threatens to new fight in Libya

FILE – In this Friday, March 18, 2011 file photo, then Libyan senior Rebel commander Khalifa Hifter leaves a press conference in the court house in the center of Benghazi, eastern Libya. Libya’s army chief ordered the deployment of Islamist-led militias to the capital...