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Two years later, Todd Akin rescinds apology for 'legitimate rape' comments

Two years later, Todd Akin rescinds apology for 'legitimate rape' comments

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --In a new book by disgraced former congressman Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican says he regrets apologizing for his "legitimate rape" assertion in 2012.
Matt Bradwell
No criminal charges in fatal 2013 shooting near Capitol

No criminal charges in fatal 2013 shooting near Capitol

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --Criminal charges will not be filed against U.S. Capitol Police or Secret Service officers involved in the fatal shooting of Miriam Carey.
Gabrielle Levy
Utah to appeal same-sex marriage ruling to Supreme Court

Utah to appeal same-sex marriage ruling to Supreme Court

SALT LAKE CITY, July 9 (UPI) --The state of Utah will appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court for a decision on June's federal appeals ruling ending the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Matt Bradwell
Democrats launch bills to undo Hobby Lobby decision

Democrats launch bills to undo Hobby Lobby decision

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) --Democrats introduced twin bills Wednesday to undo the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision that allows for-profit companies to opt out of contraception coverage.
Gabrielle Levy
Boehner: 'I disagree' with calls to impeach Obama

Boehner: 'I disagree' with calls to impeach Obama

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) --Speaker John Boehner squashed new rumblings from corners of his party to impeach President Obama over his executive actions, including his immigration policies.
Gabrielle Levy
Guantanamo Bay prisoners sue for right to pray, cite 'Hobby Lobby'

Guantanamo Bay prisoners sue for right to pray, cite 'Hobby Lobby'

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) --Two Guantanamo Bay detainees have requested the U.S. stop authorities from barring inmates from prayer, citing the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision.
Matt Bradwell
Cartoon used in high school biology class equates evolution with Satan

Cartoon used in high school biology class equates evolution with Satan

ATLANTA, July 8 (UPI) --Henry W. Grady High School is facing backlash after a biology teacher showed a cartoon equating evolution with Satan during a PowerPoint presentation.
Aileen Graef
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014
By United Press International
Stepfather gets 18 years after rape victim exposes him in college essay

Stepfather gets 18 years after rape victim exposes him in college essay

NEW YORK, July 7 (UPI) --A New York City stepfather received an 18-year sentence Monday for a sexual assault the victim exposed in an essay she wrote for a college application.
Frances Burns
Federal judge: The Supreme Court needs to 'STFU'

Federal judge: The Supreme Court needs to 'STFU'

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) --U.S. District Judge Richard George Kopf sounded off on the Supreme Court's recent decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby by telling it to "STFU."
Aileen Graef
Man who was shown on ESPN sleeping during baseball game files defamation suit

Man who was shown on ESPN sleeping during baseball game files defamation suit

BRONX, N.Y., July 7 (UPI) --Baseball fan Andrew Robert Rector has filed a defamation suit after being shown sleeping at a Yankee-Red Sox game during an ESPN broadcast.
Evan Bleier
Former Georgian President Shevardnadze dead at 86

Former Georgian President Shevardnadze dead at 86

TBILISI, Georgia, July 7 (UPI) --Eduard A. Shevardnadze, who served as foreign minister of the Soviet Union and president of Georgia, has died at the age of 86.
JC Finley
UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014
By United Press International
Hillary Clinton 'bewildered and confused' by Hobby Lobby ruling

Hillary Clinton 'bewildered and confused' by Hobby Lobby ruling

WASHINGTON, July 4 (UPI) --Hillary Clinton said she was "bewildered and confused" by the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, and claimed her speaking fees are helping income inequality.
JC Sevcik
50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

July 2 (UPI) -- Fifty years after the United States banned discrimination with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the state of equality in America is hardly settled.
Charlene Pacenti
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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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