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Federal appeals court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act

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A court in New York on Thursday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, finding a denial of federal benefits to married same-sex couples unconstitutional.
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2014 ACS Supreme Court Preview - YouTube

ACS 2014 Supreme Court Preview moderated by National Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen. Panel includes Gregory Garre, partner at Latham & Watkins, ...
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Congress Gives Final Approval to Aid Rebels in Fight With ISIS

Congress Gives Final Approval to Aid Rebels in Fight With ISIS | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Lawmakers sidestepped the debate over the extent of American military action until the lame-duck session of Congress later this year.
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Possible Rules Change Could Punish Boehner Dissidents

Possible Rules Change Could Punish Boehner Dissidents | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Plan floated to strip committee slots from members who rebel during floor vote for speaker.
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Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities

Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The Roosevelts transformed the United States—and made its leaders into stars.
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How Activist Judges Undermine the Constitution -- Op Ed by Norm Ornstein

How Activist Judges Undermine the Constitution -- Op Ed by Norm Ornstein | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Checks and balances are an essential part of the American system—but so too is respect for Congress in interpreting laws.
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The Future of Voting Rights 9-9-2014 - YouTube

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, which disabled Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, has led some advocates (including the White House) ...
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Ban Ki-moon to U.N. Member States: The World's a Mess -- Fix It!

Ban Ki-moon to U.N. Member States: The World's a Mess -- Fix It! | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Extremists rule large parts of Syria and Iraq. Violence consumes communities from the Central African Republic to Mali, Somalia, and South Sudan. Ukraine teeters on the verge of all-out war with Russia.
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Scottish independence referendum - Poll Tracker - BBC News

Scottish independence referendum polls tracked by the BBC
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Gigi's Revolution - Video - Revolution in Cairo

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Is it ISIL or ISIS in Iraq?

How best to refer to the al-Qaida splinter group leading Sunni militants in Iraq? ISIL or ISIS? In Arabic, the group is known as Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham, or the Islamic State of ...
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We the Students – Scholarship Contest

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We the Students Scholarship Contest   The Bill of Rights Institute seeks to help high school students understand the freedom and opportunity that the C
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Life Inside the ISIS Home Base of Raqqa, Syria

Life Inside the ISIS Home Base of Raqqa, Syria | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
What's it like to live under the rule of the extremist group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS? WSJ looks at the situation in Raqqa, Syria, through the eyes of two activists — and through the lens of ISIS propaganda videos.
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Supreme Court will consider hearing gay marriage cases

Supreme Court will consider hearing gay marriage cases | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court has scheduled same-sex marriage cases from five states for consideration at its Sept. 29 private conference, indicating no hesitation to dive right into the national debate.
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Video: Hagel on the Fight Against ISIS

Video: Hagel on the Fight Against ISIS | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers that the fight against the Islamic State would not be brief or easy.
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Obama Unveils Push for Young People to Do More Against Campus Assaults

Obama Unveils Push for Young People to Do More Against Campus Assaults | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The campaign will feature celebrities and television ads in an effort to enlist students in the fight to end violence against women on campus.
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The Case for Delayed Adulthood (Related to "The Next America" data)

The Case for Delayed Adulthood (Related to "The Next America" data) | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Taking longer to grow up and settle down may be better for a young person’s brain.
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“I Never Dreamed It Would Turn Out This Way”

“I Never Dreamed It Would Turn Out This Way” | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
On the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Global Initiative, Bill Clinton assesses the state of the world, and of his post-presidency.
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What Happens When We All Live to 100?

What Happens When We All Live to 100? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
If life-expectancy trends continue, that future may be near, transforming society in surprising and far-reaching ways.
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House Gives Obama Authority to Arm and Train Syrian Rebels in Fight with the Islamic State

House Gives Obama Authority to Arm and Train Syrian Rebels in Fight with the Islamic State | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
In a crucial vote of support for the White House's declared war on Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the House of Representatives voted to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the war-torn country.
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Prime Minister of Romania to Speak at WACH

Prime Minister of Romania to Speak at WACH | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
We present lectures & debates on international current events & foreign policy. National security, energy policy, economic development and diplomacy are some of the key topics we cover.
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Scottish independence referendum - BBC News

Scottish independence referendum - BBC News | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The latest news, live coverage and results for the 2014 Scottish independence referendum from the BBC
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Interactive Timeline: The Egyptian Revolution (Great!)

Interactive Timeline: The Egyptian Revolution (Great!) | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
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Hagel: IS 'poses a long-term threat'

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Hammond rules out Assad talks on IS

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Iraq: ISIS Sparks a Middle East Crisis, Explained

Iraq: ISIS Sparks a Middle East Crisis, Explained | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Iraq is on the brink of a full-blown civil war. Who are these ISIS jihadists and how do they hope to change the map of the Middle East? What do other countries like Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Jordan think about ISIS? WSJ's Jason Bellini diagrams the situation, and offers #TheShortAnswer.
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