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Stay-At-Home Workers Defend Choice After Yahoo Ban

Yahoo’s sweeping edict against telecommuting has been felt as a personal attack by some of the two-thirds of Americans who regularly work from home.

Administration Asks Supreme Court To End Calif. Gay-Marriage Ban

The Obama administration has filed a friend of the court brief urging the United States Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban on gay marriage. The government is arguing that the state’s ban on gay marriage should be struck down as a denial of “equal protection under the law,” but it does not call for the abolition of all state bans on same-sex marriage.

Senate Republicans Kill Sequestration Alternative

Senate Republicans have filibustered a Democratic bill that would pay down sequestration’s indiscriminate spending cuts for a year.

Rep. King: Rubio Has Some ‘Balls’ To Raise Money In New York After Opposing Sandy Relief

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) thinks Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is showing some chutzpah by raising money in New York after voting against a Superstorm Sandy relief bill, in a story published Thursday that the junior Florida senator and 2016 contender has some “balls” to seek cash from Wall Street and other Empire State donors.

Arkansas Senate Overrides Veto Of Abortion Bill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to override a veto of a near-ban of abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy and backed a separate measure that would outlaw the procedures in most cases beginning in the 12th week.

Manning plea statement: Americans had right to know ‘true cost of war’

Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of the biggest unauthorised disclosure of state secrets in US history, has pleaded guilty to being the source of the leak, telling a military court that he passed the information to a whistleblowing website because he believed the American people had a right to know the “true costs of war”.

US economic growth revised upwards for final quarter of 2012

Growth in the US economy inched up in the final months of 2012, wiping away an earlier estimate that the recovery had gone into reverse, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

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