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In this June 26, 2013, photo, Erika Knott, left, wife of Kelly Bryson, holds her son, Jeremy Knott, 6, as they participate in a celebration rally in Jackson Square in New Orleans. Legally married to her longtime partner in Canada in 2007, Bryson is talking about a second wedding, in the United States this time, in light of a Supreme Court ruling striking down of a law denying federal benefits to married gay couples. New Orleans has long enjoyed a reputation in the South as a welcoming place for the lesbian and gay community. That reputation will be on display when the city hosts the NBA All-Star game next weekend. The game was awarded to New Orleans after the league decided to pull it from Charlotte last year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

NBA spotlights LGBT oasis in New Orleans

- Associated Press

The city hosting this year’s NBA All-Star game has long enjoyed a reputation as a welcoming place for the gay and lesbian community. New Orleans is home to one of the country’s oldest gay bars, the gay celebration Southern Decadence draws nearly 200,000 people yearly, and gay and lesbian authors flock here for the Saints and Sinners literary festival.

In this Dec. 31, 2013, file photo, partygoers smoke marijuana during a Prohibition-era themed New Year's Eve invite-only party celebrating the start of retail pot sales, at a bar in Denver. Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. Denver officials are working on regulations to open a one-year pilot of bring-your-own marijuana clubs. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Colorado warms to marijuana clubs despite federal uncertainty

- Associated Press

At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed marijuana clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are as hazy as the underground clubs operating already.

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Barnes tackles urban experience with 'Person of the Crowd'

Associated Press

The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia is taking art to the streets - and bringing the streets into the museum - as part of a major new exhibition that looks at engaging with public space and the urban experience.

FILE - In this July 13, 2016 file photo, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum poses for a photo at her office in Portland, Ore. Rosenblum has staffers strategizing how to fight back if the federal government tries to withhold funds to force compliance with conservative policies, like on abortion. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)

Oregon AG girding to protect abortion rights

- Associated Press

On the heels of Washington state's successful pushback of President Donald Trump's immigration order, Oregon is readying for a court battle if the federal government tries to curtail abortion rights, the state's attorney general said.

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2010 file photo, a TSA employee being trained in behavioral pattern recognition watches passengers in line at a security checkpoint at Logan International Airport in Boston. Two planes departing Boston on Sept. 11, 2001, were hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center in New York. A breach that allowed 11 people to walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at New York's JFK International Airport Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 has some questioning how it could happen after the battery of security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Security breach at Kennedy Airport unnerves some travelers

- Associated Press

A breach that allowed 11 people to walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at one of the nation's busiest airports has some travelers scratching their heads about how this could happen even with the enhanced security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

LePage asks Trump 'to make Maine woods great again'

Associated Press

The governor has asked Republican President Donald Trump to undo Democratic former President Barack Obama's designation of a national monument and give back the land that was donated for it.

Chaffetz questions National Park tweet about Bears Ears

Associated Press

Republican U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz launched a probe into a tweet that a national park sent a day after then-President Barack Obama designated a new national monument in the southeast part of Utah, according to a letter made public Tuesday.

FILE - In this July 24, 1969 file photo, the Apollo 11 command module lands in the Pacific Ocean and the crew waits to be picked up by U.S. Navy personnel after an eight day mission to the moon. The Apollo 11 command module, which travelled more than 950,000 miles to take Americans to the moon and back in 1969, is going on a road trip, leaving the Smithsonian for the first time in more than four decades. (AP Photo, File)

DC-based for decades, Apollo 11 capsule to go on road trip

- Associated Press

The Apollo 11 command module, which traveled more than 950,000 miles to take Americans to the moon and back in 1969, is going on a road trip, leaving the Smithsonian for the first time in more than four decades.

Republican Sen. Brian Shiozawa sits on the Senate floor at the Utah State Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Salt Lake City. A resolution expressing Utah's commitment to protecting the rights of legal immigrants and refugees fleeing persecution has received full support from a panel of lawmakers. Bill sponsor Shiozawa says his grandfather moved to the U.S. from Japan as a single man who didn't speak any English. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah lawmakers express support for refugee rights

- Associated Press

Utah lawmakers reasserted their commitment to making the state a welcoming place for refugees Wednesday as President Donald Trump crafts a revised travel ban.

Doctor reunited with wife from Iran after travel ban blocked

- Associated Press

A newlywed doctor in New Hampshire was reunited Wednesday with his wife, an Iranian citizen who successfully traveled to the United States after President Donald Trump's travel ban held up their plans.

Employees of a transport company carry the gate with the writing "Arbeit macht frei" (Work Sets you Free) at the memorial of the former  Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.  The gate  was stolen in 2014 and reappeared in November 2016 near the city of Bergen in Norway.  (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

'Arbeit macht frei': Stolen Nazi gate is returned to Dachau

- Associated Press

The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp, which prompted an international outcry when it was stolen more than two years ago, has been returned to the German memorial site.

Residential boom bolsters Texas City along Interstate 45

- Associated Press

Texas City, better known for petrochemical landscapes than landscaped subdivisions, is poised for an unprecedented growth spurt as the region's residential boom continues its southward advance.