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The Issue: The motto never was 'In government we trust'

The Issue: The motto never was 'In government we trust'

Whether Americans ever truly trusted their government is an open question but things began going rapidly downhill in the 1960s and 1970s amid the upheavals of the civil rights era and Vietnam.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Snatching profits out of the air

Snatching profits out of the air

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Major television broadcasters -- ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Disney and others -- have stampeded to the U.S. Supreme Court to demand justice in a dispute with a new technology business that could radically change their industry.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Writer

U.S. Supreme Court to rule on cellphone privacy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Friday said it would consider two cases involving police obtaining information from a suspects' cellphone without a warrant.

Putin: Gays have nothing to fear at Sochi Winter Olympics

SOCHI, Russia, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Homosexuals can feel safe at the Winter Olympics in Sochi if they stay away from children, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
By United Press International

Canada's Supreme Court to hear appeal on ban of assisted suicide

OTTAWA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A British Columbia couple's challenge to a law that bans assisted suicide has been accepted by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Bipartisan, bicameral Voting Rights Act bill introduced

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of House and Senate members has introduced legislation to restore the core Voting Rights Act provision struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ohio appeals same-sex marriage ruling

CINCINNATI, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Ohio's attorney general filed notice Thursday he will appeal a judge's ruling that would force the state to recognize some same-sex marriages in other states.

U.S. judge rejects legal challenge to ACA subsidies

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge in Washington Wednesday upheld a portion of the Affordable Care Act providing insurance premium subsidies in states without their own marketplaces.

Supreme Court leery of Mass. abortion-protest buffer zone

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical Wednesday of the legality of Massachusetts' 35-foot buffer zone for protests at abortion clinics, observers said.

Italy demands release of marines held in India on terror charges

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Italy demanded the release of two Italian marines Wednesday detained by India under an anti-terrorism law that carries a possible death penalty.

Slain police officer's father 'floored' by decision on death penalty

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The father of a young Philadelphia police officer gunned down in 1991 says he did not expect a judge's decision to vacate the killer's death sentence.
U.S. judge says Oklahoma's gay marriage ban outlawed

U.S. judge says Oklahoma's gay marriage ban outlawed

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Oklahoma Tuesday ruled that state's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional, but stayed that ruling pending appeal.

Appeals court guts 'net neutrality'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court panel in Washington Tuesday struck down the core of the Obama administration's regulations to ensure "net neutrality."

Philadelphia judge rules convicted killer cannot be executed

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia judge vacated the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a police officer, citing restrictions on executing the developmentally disabled.
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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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