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Attorney General Continues Fight to Keep Ten Commandments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General is continuing his fight to keep a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol, despite an order from the state's highest court that it must be removed. Pruitt on Thursday filed a brief in state court alleging that the Oklahoma Supreme Court's ruling "evinces a hostility towards religion." The Supreme Court in June ruled in a 7-2 decision that the monument is a religious symbol and must be removed from the Capitol grounds...
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Gay Kentucky Couple Receives Marriage License

A gay couple walked out of a Kentucky clerk's office with a marriage license, hours after the county's defiant clerk was hauled to jail for refusing to license same-sex marriages. William Smith Jr. and James Yates, a couple for nearly a decade, were the first to receive a marriage license Friday morning in Rowan County, ending a months-long standoff. Clerk Kim Davis has cited "God's authority" and refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage...
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"NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity"

On this edition of ST, our guest is Steve Silberman, who's written about science and cultural affairs for WIRED and other leading magazines for more than two decades. He joins us to talk about his book, just out, called "NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity." Praised by Nature magazine as "a comprehensive history of the science and culture surrounding autism studies [and] an essential resource" -- and featuring a foreword by the late Oliver Sacks -- this book...
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Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.1 Percent Amid 173,000 New Jobs In August

Updated at 9:20 a.m. ETThe Labor Department says that the U.S. economy added 173,000 jobs in August, a figure that fell short of expectations but nonetheless appeared to shrug off turmoil in overseas markets, particularly China.In a separate survey, the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said the unemployment rate had dipped to 5.1 percent — a seven-year low.Many economists had forecast 220,000 new jobs for the month, an increase over the 215,000 jobs added in July, a figure that was...
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Obama To Reassure Saudi King Amid Concerns Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Saudi Arabia's new king is at the White House on Friday and Iran is expected to be high on the agenda. The Obama administration has been trying to reassure Gulf Arab allies that a nuclear deal with Iran doesn't mean that the U.S. will turn away from its other concerns about Iranian activities in the Middle East. To prove that, the U.S. is stepping up military sales to Saudi Arabia.The White House is billing this visit by King Salman as a chance to follow up on the promises made before the...
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Southern U.S. Border Sees A Slowdown In Unaccompanied Minors From Central America

As summer ends, it's becoming clear that we won't see a repeat of last year's "border surge" of Central American minors seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border.That surge captivated headlines, clogged immigration courts, and caused President Obama to declare a border crisis last year.But this year is different, according to researchers at the DC-based Migration Policy Institute (MPI)."The numbers have declined almost as sharply in 2015 as they surged in 2014," said Marc Rosenblum, Deputy...
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In what was an emotional and contentious scene at the Rowan County, Ky., Courthouse this morning, one dramatic legal standoff came to an end, when a gay couple was issued a marriage license.

James Yates and William Smith, who had tried this five times before, arrived at the courthouse just as the sun started peeking out from under the mountains on the horizon.

They walked past protesters — condemning them and cheering them — and entered the clerk's office.

Updated at 9:35 a.m. ET

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Saudi Arabia's new king is at the White House on Friday and Iran is expected to be high on the agenda. The Obama administration has been trying to reassure Gulf Arab allies that a nuclear deal with Iran doesn't mean that the U.S. will turn away from its other concerns about Iranian activities in the Middle East. To prove that, the U.S. is stepping up military sales to Saudi Arabia.

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