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FILE - In this May 1, 2005, file photo, Bishop Gene Robinson addresses the congregation at Christ Church in Philadelphia, Sunday, May 1, 2005. Robinson, now retired, said he is breathless about how quickly the gay rights movement has progressed since he was getting daily death threats and forced to wear a bulletproof vest to his consecration 12 years ago. Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday, July 1, 2015, on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. (AP Photo/Coke Whitworth, File)
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Episcopalians will allow gay marriage in churches

Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.

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Pope Francis
Franco Origlia, Getty Images
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Pope dolls, bobble heads up for sale months before US visit

Pope Francis is a doll. No, really.

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Escaped prisoners Richard Matt (L) and David Sweat
Escaped prisoners Richard Matt (L) and David Sweat (New York State Police)
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NY prison break featured on Investigation Discovery

Twenty-three days of grabbing headlines has earned a television episode for two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York maximum-security prison.

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Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Ocracoke Island, North Carolina (Ocracoke Civic & Business Association)
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Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) -- A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh attack in the state's coastal waters in less than three weeks.

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Obama US embassy in Havana marks ‘new chapter’ in Cuba tie

President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, a major step in ending hostilities between the Cold War foes, a senior administration official said.

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage endorses Gov. Chris Christie for the Republican nomination for President.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage endorses Gov. Chris Christie for the Republican nomination for President. (YouTube)
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Maine Gov. LePage endorses Christie in 2016 GOP primary

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has endorsed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a day after he officially joined the 2016 Republican presidential primary.

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Donald Trump points as he gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower
Donald Trump points as he gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower (Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)
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Macy’s dumps Trump clothing line in response to comments

NEW YORK (AP) -- Macy's is the latest company to end its relationship with Donald Trump as the fallout from the real estate mogul's remarks about Mexican immigrants continues.

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Gov. Christie and wife Mary Pat walk with Matt Lauer before his announcement entering the 2016 presidential race
Gov. Christie and wife Mary Pat walk with Matt Lauer before his announcement entering the 2016 presidential race (@ChrisChristie via Instagram)
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Christie says temper shows he’s ready to fight for voters

Gov. Chris Christie said his infamous "temper" does not preclude him from being president and is a trait that voters want from their president.

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David Sweat
David Sweat (New York State Police via AP, File)
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Official – 2 convicts practiced escape plan before 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.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama talk with Girl Scouts during a Lets Move! event on the South Lawn of the White House
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama talk with Girl Scouts during a Lets Move! event on the South Lawn of the White House (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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White House to allow photos, social media on public tours

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says visitors can now take photos or use social media during public tours of the building.

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