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Man arrested after driving truck up Utah Capitol steps

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A man allegedly under the influence of drugs drove a truck up the Utah Capitol building steps and stormed inside before police managed to stop him.
Ohio board approves Medicaid expansion

Ohio board approves Medicaid expansion

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Republican legislators and anti-abortion activists sued Tuesday to block the Ohio Controlling Board's decision to expand Medicaid.

New date for Maldives presidential election set for Nov. 9

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Maldives election commission officials announced they rescheduled the presidential election for Nov. 9 after the last one was halted by police.

Seaman Guard owner to fight arrest of ship's crew in India

NEW DELHI, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Washington-based owner of a ship detained by Indian authorities said he is taking his case to the courts to free the vessel's 35 crew members from arrest.
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie drops fight against same-sex marriage

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie drops fight against same-sex marriage

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he would drop his fight against same-sex marriage in his state, withdrawing his appeal of a case before the state Supreme Court.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.
By United Press International

U.N. secretary-general voices concern over Maldives election

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The United Nations urged presidential elections be held soon in Maldives, as the political situation on the Indian Ocean island nation remained unclear Monday.
Cadillac ELR joins luxury electric niche

Cadillac ELR joins luxury electric niche

Tesla has proved some people are willing to pay more than $100,000 for an electric car.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Obama has the power to raise debt limit?

Obama has the power to raise debt limit?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Will Congress violate the Constitution if it fails to increase the U.S. debt limit in a few months, and does President Obama have the power under the 14th Amendment to raise the debt limit on his own? Yes. No. Maybe. Wait a minute, we're confused.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Police halt Maldives presidential election

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Police in the Maldives blocked voting Saturday in the country's presidential election by stopping the distribution of election materials, officials say.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.
By United Press International
Cory Booker plans to marry gays in last days as Newark mayor

Cory Booker plans to marry gays in last days as Newark mayor

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- In his last days as Newark mayor, Sen.-elect Cory Booker, D-N.J., plans to officiate at weddings now that same-sex marriage is legal in his state.

Kansas Supreme Court suspends former AG's law license

TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Kansas Supreme Court Friday suspended the law license of former Attorney General Phil Kline for "significant and numerous" cases of professional misconduct.
N.J. Supreme Court: Gay couples can marry -- at least for now

N.J. Supreme Court: Gay couples can marry -- at least for now

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court refused Friday to delay same-sex marriage in the state, allowing gay and lesbian couples to start tying the knot next week.

Illinois' top court strikes down Internet tax bill

CHICAGO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court of Illinois deferred to federal law Friday and ruled the state's so called "Amazon tax law" was unconstitutional.
Larry Flynt: Don't execute shooter

Larry Flynt: Don't execute shooter

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Larry Flynt said Missouri should not execute Joseph Paul Franklin, the man who allegedly admitted to shooting and paralyzing the Hustler publisher in 1978.

NYC rapist gets 30-year prison sentence

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A New York City man who raped a 74-year-old bird watcher in Central Park has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

British court: Imprisoned killers have no right to vote

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A British court has rejected two convicted killers' claims they have the right to vote, finding that European Court of Human Rights rulings are not relevant.

CAIR: Column promotes crass stereotypes of Muslims

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- American ideals embrace the notion of freedom of religion. A recent article shows the willingness to promote crass religious stereotypes remains a serious issue.
COREY SAYLOR, UPI Outside View Commentator

Israel grants few requests for refugee status

JERUSALEM, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Israel has granted refugee status to a tiny fraction of those who have requested it, officials say.

Both sides claim victory in EPA case

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Both sides to the debate on greenhouse gas emissions found cause for celebration in a challenge to the EPA before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
By United Press International
Kennedy key vote in Michigan affirmative action ban

Kennedy key vote in Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A closely divided U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday on whether Michigan or any state can ban affirmative action for race or gender reasons.
Court accepts major EPA challenge

Court accepts major EPA challenge

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations on greenhouse emissions.
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