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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
By United Press International
Missouri execution was quick and quiet

Missouri execution was quick and quiet

BONNE TERRE, Mo., Aug. 6 (UPI) --Missouri put Michael Shane Worthington to death quickly and quietly Wednesday -- a contrast to the most recent U.S. execution, which took more than 90 minutes.
Frances Burns
Embassy workers file lawsuit alleging CNN correspondent Arwa Damon bit them while drunk

Embassy workers file lawsuit alleging CNN correspondent Arwa Damon bit them while drunk

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) --Two workers at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad have filed a lawsuit claiming that CNN correspondent Arwa Damon bit them while she was drunk.
Evan Bleier
Utah appeals to U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage

Utah appeals to U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) --Utah asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a judge's ruling that its constitutional amendment banning same-sex marrige violates the U.S. Constitution.
Frances Burns
Judge orders Florida to recognize out-of-state gay marriages

Judge orders Florida to recognize out-of-state gay marriages

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 4 (UPI) --A fourth Florida judge, this time in Fort Lauderdale, ordered the state to recognize same-sex marriage.
Frances Burns
Ginsburg: Male justices have 'blind spot' for women's issues

Ginsburg: Male justices have 'blind spot' for women's issues

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) --Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses male justices' "blind spot" for women's issues during interview with Katie Couric.
JC Sevcik
Wisconsin Supreme Court fiddles with voter ID law

Wisconsin Supreme Court fiddles with voter ID law

MADISON, Wis., July 31 (UPI) --Wisconsin voters must be able to get state-issued identification without paying for documents, the state Supreme Court said in a ruling upholding the ID law.
Frances Burns
Disgruntled employee shoots boss, commits suicide in Chicago skyscraper

Disgruntled employee shoots boss, commits suicide in Chicago skyscraper

CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) --Police in Chicago say a tech employee upset about a recent demotion shot his boss, leaving him in critical condition Thursday morning, before killing himself.
Matt Bradwell
Wisconsin's domestic partnership law upheld by state Supreme Court

Wisconsin's domestic partnership law upheld by state Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis., July 31 (UPI) --A law allowing same-sex couples to register as domestic partners does not violate Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, the state Supreme Court said Thursday.
Frances Burns
Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds Gov. Walker's public employee law

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds Gov. Walker's public employee law

MADISON, Wis., July 31 (UPI) --The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a state law Thursday that ended most collective-bargaining rights for most public employees.
Frances Burns
North Carolina AG will stop defending state's gay marriage ban

North Carolina AG will stop defending state's gay marriage ban

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --On the heels of another court victory for same-sex marriage, North Carolina's attorney general says his office will stop defending the state's law.
Gabrielle Levy
Iowa GOP nominee says states can nullify federal laws

Iowa GOP nominee says states can nullify federal laws

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst may wish to brush up on her high school civics after she was caught saying states can nullify federal law.
Gabrielle Levy
Federal court strikes down Va. marriage ban

Federal court strikes down Va. marriage ban

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --A federal appeals court in Virginia has struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, becoming the second appeals court to do so.
Gabrielle Levy
Satanic Temple believes Hobby Lobby decision exempts believers from anti-abortion laws

Satanic Temple believes Hobby Lobby decision exempts believers from anti-abortion laws

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) --The Satanic Temple thinks the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision means that its members should be exempt from reading pro-life material before an abortion.
Evan Bleier
UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014
By United Press International
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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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