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Looking in the direction of the victim's family, former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie, right, enters the courtroom with his defense attorney J.W. Carney, left, for closing remarks in Labrie's rape trial at Merrimack Superior Court Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of Senior Salute, in which seniors try to romance and have intercourse with underclassmen before leaving the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. The defense contends the two had consensual sexual contact but not intercourse. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, Pool)

Jurors to resume deliberations in prep school rape case

- Associated Press

Jurors will resume weighing the credibility of two teens and other evidence in a case in which prosecutors say an 18-year-old senior raped a freshman as part of a culture of sexual conquest at an elite New Hampshire prep school.

In this Feb. 1, 2011, file photo, medical marijuana clone plants are shown at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. College students are most likely to try marijuana, inhalants and alcohol for the first time during the summer, not the school year, according to the report released Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which examined data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu/File)

Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use

- Associated Press

Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year.

April Miller, left, and her partner Karen Roberts read the decision of the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals refusing to hear Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' appeal ordering her to issue marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs in Morehead, Ky., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

- Associated Press

Same-sex couple April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis, Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to seek common cause with Pope Francis

- Associated Press

Sweeping into office in 2009, President Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose.

A group of black pastors and pro-life leaders are calling for the removal of a portrait bust of Planner Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger from the National Portrait Gallery. (Image from STAND)

Black pastors, pro-life advocates rallied against museum portrait of Planned Parenthood founder

- The Washington Times

Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger does not belong beside Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks in the "Struggle for Justice" exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in the nation's capital. So say Ministers Taking a Stand, a group of black pastors who are asking the gallery to remove a portrait bust of Sanger, and rallied Thursday outside the facility. The group has drawn support from Texas Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Louis Gohmert, who have circulated a letter among their colleagues supporting the pastors' request.

Gay, straight couples say 'I do' to Supreme Court's words

- Associated Press

Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay couples nationwide have a right to marry. Within minutes of the June 26 ruling, Ms. Levine texted her fiancee a rainbow emoji and a question about their ceremony.

Pamphlets and prayer cards of Sister Blandina Segale sit on a table at the Catholic Center in Albuquerque, N.M. as an Archdiocese of Santa Fe panel listens to evidence about Segale on possible Sainthood on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. The Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced her first test for sainthood during the panel's first inquiry. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

'Fastest Nun in the West' faces 1st test in sainthood push

- Associated Press

An Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced her first test for the long road to sainthood on Tuesday.