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Texas, Alabama blast same-sex marriage ruling

With last week's Supreme Court ruling, same-sex couples are flocking to the altar in all 50 states, right?

Eh, almost.

There are still a few holdouts, as various politicians take firm stands against a 5-to-4 high court decision they argue is revisioni...

Jakarta, Indonesia

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20 dead after Indonesian military plane crash

[Breaking news update, posted at 4:00 a.m. ET]

At least 20 people have been killed in the military plane crash in the Indonesian city of Medan, CNN affiliate Trans 7 TV reported, citing local hospital officials.

[Previous story, posted at 3:45 a.m. ET...

Bullet train examine

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2 dead after fire on bullet train in Japan

Two people have died as a result of the fire aboard a bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, police said. One of the dead is a man who is believed to have started the fire by pouring a liquid over himself and ...

Donald Trump

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Univision CEO defends dropping Trump, denies apologizing

Univision CEO Randy Falco says Donald Trump is not telling the truth when he claims that "Univision apologized."

In an internal memo on Monday, Falco defended the Spanish-language broadcaster's decision to break off its ties to Trump.

"I made the deci...

Obama, 1-17-2014

Pool

Obama: Make 5 million more workers eligible for overtime

An estimated 5 million more salaried workers may soon become automatically eligible for overtime pay.

That's according to President Obama, who on Monday evening previewed a key part of a proposed change to overtime rules.

Today, the only way you're aut...

Jeb Bush interview

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Jeb Bush: Confederate flag is 'racist'

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called the Confederate flag a "racist" symbol on Monday, lauding South Carolina's efforts to remove it from the Capitol and pointing to a similar move he made as Florida's governor.

"The symbols were racist,"...

National Cathedral flag

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Cathedral to remove Confederate images

The nationwide backlash against Confederate symbols continued as the National Cathedral became the most recent institution to announce its intent to remove imagery related to the secessionist states.

The Confederate flag is featured prominently in pi...

Same-sex health

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Can same-sex marriage make America healthier?

A few weeks ago, Carlos Santos-Herrera was in a hospital bed, ill with a rare, severe form of strep throat. He was weak, but conscious -- and worried. His family members' religious beliefs differ from his own, and he didn't want to leave decisions ab...

Bitcoin

John R. Coughlin/CNN Money

Greeks rush to bitcoin in lieu of euro

With bank doors slammed shut, frantic Greeks are turning to online trading platforms to see if the digital money Bitcoin is a better bet than the euro.

The world's largest Bitcoin exchanges tell CNNMoney they've seen a surge of business from Greece.

Te...

Charlotte church fire

Charlotte Fire Dept.

Church fires in spotlight post-Charleston

Five fires at predominately African-American churches in several states are in the spotlight.

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