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It will be an adventure to see how the first session of the 114th Congress that takes office in January 2015 will deal with the issues facing the country.
Harlan Ullman
Control of Congress, divisive issues face voters on Tuesday

Control of Congress, divisive issues face voters on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) --Voters across the country face a slate of races to decide control of Congress and whether the nation is able to move forward on a host of divisive issues.
Gabrielle Levy
Death sentence for Nizami, Bangladesh politician

Death sentence for Nizami, Bangladesh politician

DHAKA , Bangladesh, Oct. 29 (UPI) --A death sentence by a Bangladesh tribunal given to an Islamic party leader Wednesday threatens to undermine months of political calm.
Ed Adamczyk
Pa. Judge Seamus McCaffery steps down from state supreme court amid pornography scandal

Pa. Judge Seamus McCaffery steps down from state supreme court amid pornography scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 27 (UPI) --Pa. Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery will step down amidst allegations of wrongdoing, including sending and receiving over 230 sexually explicit emails.
Matt Bradwell
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially bans sales of Tesla

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially bans sales of Tesla

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 (UPI) --Rick Snyder signed into law Tuesday a bill banning direct manufacturer auto-sales, effectively criminalizing Tesla's entire sales model in Michigan.
Matt Bradwell
Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan plans appeal

Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan plans appeal

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 21 (UPI) --A Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy plans to appeal to the Supreme Court to reverse the verdict, says Asia Bibi's attorney.
JC Finley
Christian minister helps two lesbian couples sue Mississipi over same-sex marriage ban

Christian minister helps two lesbian couples sue Mississipi over same-sex marriage ban

JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 21 (UPI) --A pair of same-sex couples in Mississippi are suing the state in federal court, claiming its ban on same-sex marriage violates their constitutional rights.
Matt Bradwell
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
By United Press International
Obama broadens stance on same-sex marriage, calls it a Constitutional right

Obama broadens stance on same-sex marriage, calls it a Constitutional right

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) --President Barack Obama has broadened his "evolving" views on same-sex marriage, telling the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin that gay couples have a Constitutional right to marry.
Kate Stanton
Wyoming AG: same-sex marriage can begin Tuesday as state declines to appeal ruling

Wyoming AG: same-sex marriage can begin Tuesday as state declines to appeal ruling

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 20 (UPI) --Wyoming will welcome same-sex couples to wed Tuesday as the state announces its decline to appeal a federal ruling striking down its ban on gay marriage.
JC Sevcik
Supreme Court allows Texas to enforce strict voter ID law

Supreme Court allows Texas to enforce strict voter ID law

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) --The Supreme Court decided Saturday Texas can enforce its controversial voter identification law in the upcoming election, early voting for which begins Monday.
Kristen Butler
Supreme Court allows gay marriage in Alaska

Supreme Court allows gay marriage in Alaska

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) --In a one-sentence order Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for gay couples to begin marrying in Alaska.
Gabrielle Levy
Federal judges strikes down Arizona, Wyoming gay marriage bans [UPDATED]

Federal judges strikes down Arizona, Wyoming gay marriage bans [UPDATED]

PHOENIX, Oct. 17 (UPI) --Federal judges in Arizona and Montana have ruled that those states must join the growing ranks of states that allow same-sex couples to legally wed.
Gabrielle Levy
Conservative bishops angered by outreach report

Conservative bishops angered by outreach report

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 16 (UPI) --A draft document recommending greater outreach by the Catholic Church to gays and non-traditional families is being rewritten.
Ed Adamczyk
Behind the Senate's do-nothing sessions

Behind the Senate's do-nothing sessions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) --The Senate's pro forma sessions, meetings that begin and end with no business conducted, prevent the executive from appointing officials without confirmation.
Ross Williams, Medill News Service
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The Supreme Court Justices of the United States sit for a formal group photo in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court in Washington on October 8, 2010. The Justices are (front row from left) Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts (Chief Justice), Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg; (back row from left) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Sameul Alito and Elena Kagan, the newest member of the Court. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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