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Gay rights advocates: Jailed Kentucky clerk is no martyr

As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr. Martin Luther King.

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FILE - In this July 23, 2015 file photo, Ranking Member Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Cardin’s opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes

White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition.

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FILE - In this photo taken on June 23, 2014, Jill Biden and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, at The White House Summit on Working Families, in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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Amid grief, Jill Biden said to share VP’s hesitation on 2016

Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for another campaign.

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Pope Francis attends his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on June 3, 2015 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
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Ticket requirements for the pope’s Philadelphia events

Organizers faced an outcry this week over a ticket plan keeping most of Pope Francis' audience at his two biggest Philadelphia events several blocks away. A map added to some confusion over the size of the ticketholder-only zone.

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A multirotor quadcopter drone (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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NYPD: Teacher arrested for allegedly flying drone at US Open

A New York City teacher was arrested early Friday for allegedly crashing a drone into an empty section of seats at the U.S. Open, police said.

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US employers add 173K jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1 pct.

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month.

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Gay couples will try to wed as defiant Kentucky clerk sits in jail

ASHLAND, Ky (AP) - - Same-sex couples will return to the Rowan County Courthouse in Kentucky on Friday for the fifth time since June to ask for a marriage license. Only this time, Kim Davis won't be there to stop them. The county clerk will be in a Carter County jail cell for refusing to obey a judge's order that she issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Will Friday’s jobs report influence Fed’s rate hike decision?

A stronger or weaker jobs report, month over month, will surely factor into the Federal Reserve's decision-making about whether or not to raise interest rates.

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Inmate Evan Davis works on a chair carved out of walnut for Pope Francis to use during his planned visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia prison next month
Inmate Evan Davis works on a chair carved out of walnut for Pope Francis to use during his planned visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia prison next month (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
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2 papal parades, more passes available after ticket outcry

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After an outcry over plans to keep most of Pope Francis' audience at his biggest Philadelphia events several blocks away, organizers Thursday announced the pontiff will parade through downtown twice and said they would set aside 30,000 tickets for the public to get a closer view.

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Police stand guard next to a drone after it crashed into the stands in Louis Armstrong Stadium during the during their Women's Singles Second Round match between Flavia Pennetta of Italy and Monica Niculescu of Romania at tthe US Open
Police stand guard next to a drone after it crashed into the stands in Louis Armstrong Stadium during the during their Women's Singles Second Round match between Flavia Pennetta of Italy and Monica Niculescu of Romania at tthe US Open (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Drone crashes into stands during US Open match; no injures

NEW YORK (AP) -- A drone buzzed over the court during a U.S. Open match in Louis Armstrong Stadium on Thursday night and crashed into an empty section of seats.

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