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Defense Department announces same-sex benefits plan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday it will make benefits available "no later than Sept. 3" for same-sex spouses of uniformed and civilian workers.
Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of peace talks

Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of peace talks

JERUSALEM, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Twenty-six Palestinian prisoners, freed after Israel's highest court rejected a petition to block their release, reached Palestinian territory early Wednesday.

Biological father fails to return girl to adoptive parents

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A Cherokee man said he refuses to return his biological daughter to her adoptive parents despite a South Carolina Supreme Court order to finalize the adoption.
Hillary Clinton urges work to protect voter rights

Hillary Clinton urges work to protect voter rights

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for action to protect voter rights following the Supreme Court ruling allowing state voter ID laws.
Fort Hood accused setting up appeal?

Fort Hood accused setting up appeal?

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Is Nidal Hasan, the accused Fort Hood, Texas, killer who insists on representing himself, trying to set up an appeal based on a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel? If so, based on court precedent, he's probably whistling in the wind.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.
By United Press International
Cantor working with Democrats on Voting Rights Act

Cantor working with Democrats on Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Republican lawmaker Eric Cantor is talking with Democrats about restoring parts of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down in June.

Lawyer agrees to suspension for prostitution

SYCAMORE, Ill., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- An Illinois lawyer who pleaded guilty to prostitution and had sex in exchange for office supplies agreed to a suspension of her law license, authorities said.

Militant group says it still holds son of ex-Pakistan prime minister

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A Pakistani militant group says it is still holding the son of the country's former prime minister who was kidnapped at a political rally in May.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.
By United Press International
Obama to speak on 50th anniversary of March on Washington

Obama to speak on 50th anniversary of March on Washington

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- President Obama will observe the March on Washington's 50th anniversary at the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.
By United Press International
Court orders early released for former head of Russian oil company

Court orders early released for former head of Russian oil company

MOSCOW, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The jailed former head of Russian oil giant Yukos and his former business partner will be released from prison two months early, a court decided.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
By United Press International

Florida executes John Ferguson, convicted in eight slayings

STARKE, Fla., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- John Ferguson, convicted of eight murders, was executed by lethal injection in Florida Monday after a final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court failed.
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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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