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President Obama: 'I Loved Spock'

President Barack Obama said Friday that Leonard Nimoy, who made the sign for "Live long and prosper" famous around the world, achieved that goal during his 83 years on planet Earth. The actor, who played Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" TV series and films, died Friday at his Los Angeles home.


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Is Jeb Bush 'evolving' on same-sex marriage and other gay rights issues?

Like all Republicans seriously competing for their party's presidential nomination, Jeb Bush doesn't favor same-sex marriage. At least that's his stated position, repeated this week at the Conservative Political Action Conference .


3US Politics

Obama staying out of the GOP crossfire in shutdown fight

All week, Republicans have threatened to shut down the Department of Homeland Security. Each time, the White House has dared them to go ahead and try.



Scott Walker calls Reagana s bust of air traffic controller strike...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was wrapping up 45 minutes of talking to the Club for Growth here about economic growth and fiscal reform Saturday morning when a humbling question came hard and fast. Frayda Levin, a board member of the Club for Growth who moderated a question-and-answer session with Walker, said that after the governor met with top donors in New York last week, "the feedback was you were not prepared to speak about foreign policy."


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Senate passes controversial transgender restroom bill

The Senate on Friday voted to force transgender students to use the restroom that corresponds with their sex at birth, a move LGBT advocates said was embarrassing to Kentucky. The 27-9 vote advances the bill to the House, where Speaker Greg Stumbo said his members had more important things to do than debate where students used the restroom.


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2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

In this image taken from video and provided by abc15.com, men lasso one of two quick-footed llamas after they dashed in and out of traffic before they were captured, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Sun City, Ariz., a Phoenix-area retirement community. The llamas thwarted numerous attempts by sheriff's deputies and bystanders to round them up before they were roped into custody.


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Adoption by same-sex parent recognized by Alabama ...

An Alabama appeals court ruled on Friday that the state must recognize the out-of-state adoption of three children by the estranged wife of their birth mother, lawyers for the plaintiff said. The decision comes as a handful of Alabama judges have refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of a federal ruling, and as another same-sex couple in Mobile has sued seeking similar adoption rights.



Anti-gay Benham brother explains how he saved a gay man with 'love' and Cubs tickets

In a speech to the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville this week, former reality show host David Benham told a rapt crowd of how he reached out and saved a gay man by using "love" and tickets to a Cubs game, reports The Blaze . Benham, along with his identical twin brother Jason, had their HGTV reality show, Flip It Forward , cancelled last year after their anti-gay views came to light.