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Federal judge issues two-week stay of own ruling overturning Alabama gay marriage ban

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A federal judge on Sunday put a two-week hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but said same-sex couples should not be kept in lengthy legal limbo.
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Tsipras moves to form anti-austerity Greek government after crushing victory

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras will move on Monday to build a stable government that can take on international lenders and reverse years of painful austerity following a crushing election victory by his Syriza party.

At Koch summit, Rand Paul splits with Cruz, Rubio

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon's budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come.

Election 2015: the four likely outcomes will put deal-making in limelight again

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Election 2015: the four likely outcomes will put deal-making in limelight again
100 days to go: With no party predicted to win outright in May, Britain is expected to face one of four outcomes – all of which will require coalition or negotiation that will test the parties’ leadership If Labour loses as much in Scotland as it could gain in England, and the Conservatives snap up a few handy gains from their Liberal Democrat partners, on election night 2015 – just as in 2010 – the only durable government would be ... more

Just how hard can it be to purge prisons of drugs? | Mary Dejevsky

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Just how hard can it be to purge prisons of drugs? | Mary Dejevsky
Chris Grayling’s new zero-tolerance drive could finally see the interests of prison authorities and public convergeWhen I returned to the UK after almost a decade abroad, one aspect of 21st century Britain astonished me more than almost anything else. This was the prevalence of illegal drugs in prisons, and what seemed the resigned tolerance on the part of politicians and prison authorities alike. If the powers-that-be either would not, or could not, prevent prisoners getting hold of drugs, what use ... more