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Episcopalians to vote on allowing gay marriage in churches
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Episcopalians were set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for gay couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.... 7/1/2015 3:47 PM

Probate judges opposed to gay marriage stand firm
TROY, Ala. (AP) -- Gay couples can petition, protest and even sue - but that won't change Probate Judge Wes Allen's mind: He is not issuing them marriage licenses, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that marriage is a constitutional right equally held by all Americans.... 7/1/2015 9:13 AM

2 convicted murderers practiced night before prison breakout
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) -- One of two convicted murderers who broke out of a maximum-security prison in June told police that they conducted a practice run the night before their daring escape, a district attorney said.... 7/1/2015 3:18 PM

Official: Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson
GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 3:28 PM

Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.... 7/1/2015 4:07 PM

Indiana's religious freedom bill among host of new laws
ATLANTA (AP) -- Just days after a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Indiana's religious freedom law took effect Wednesday amid an ongoing national debate over gay rights and religious objections.... 7/1/2015 9:11 AM

Western wildfires: Flames plague hot, dry Washington region
New flames ignited in drought-stricken Washington state, not far from where a destructive wildfire reduced homes to rubble. Crews also are battling blazes in California and Nevada.... 7/1/2015 1:44 PM

Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.... 7/1/2015 2:42 PM

Why the gov't let many trade schools become diploma mills
WASHINGTON (AP) -- How did trade schools go from being mom-and-pop shops that trained mechanics and hair stylists to making billions on Wall Street? And if the industry is as predatory as the Education Department and many lawmakers suggest, why didn't they stop it?... 7/1/2015 1:19 PM

Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot."... 7/1/2015 3:56 PM

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