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Obama nominates gay man as secretary of the Army

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has nominated Eric K. Fanning to be secretary of the Army, which could make him the first openly gay secretary of a U.S. military branch. The U.S. Senate must confirm Fanning before he can lead the Army. “Eric brings many years of proven experience and exceptional leadership to this new Read More…

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Los Angeles plays host to two-day climate summit

LOS ANGELES — Officials from the United States and China — the world’s top two sources of greenhouse gas — began a two-day summit in Los Angeles Sept. 15 to discuss strategies for fighting climate change in their respective countries. Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other U.S. Read More…

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Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide

WASHINGTON — In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a victory that until very recently would have seemed unthinkable. In a 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each Read More…