It's often called the "nerd prom," the one time of the year when Washington elite, Hollywood celebrities and powerbrokers from around the country descend on the nation's capital to break bread and make light of an often tense and divisive political atmosphere, when even sharp barbs at the leader of the free world are in bounds.
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Advocates on both sides of the gay marriage issue prepared Sunday for High Noon — at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Published April 26, 2015
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hold oral arguments on gay marriage cases from Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio on Tuesday.
Carol Stockman's grandson seemed to be steadily on the road to recovery from heroin addiction.
There is still time to save lives - that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.
Some things should rise above even the calculations of diplomacy, not just in Washington but on the world stage too. And the 70th celebration of the end of World War II — perhaps the last major anniversary to be celebrated honoring the "Greatest Generation" while it is still on this earth decades it fought in the epic conflict — is one of them.
Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices.
Opponents of a referendum that would recognize same-sex marriage in Ireland face an uphill fight, but one commentator says they can win if people are willing to speak up and focus on the need for children to have a mother and a father.
As a special forces commander during the Vietnam war, Bill Fritts of Byron ran recon and civil affairs missions in and around South Vietnam for 32 months. But it wasn't until two decades later, when the war had long been over, that Mr. Fritts realized it wasn't over for him.
Thousands of people gathered Saturday for a passionate, peaceful demonstration to uphold marriage "as God ordained it."
The news is startling pediatricians. A new medical study reveals that the tiniest Americans are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they learn to walk or talk, and by 1 year of age, one in seven toddlers is using devices for at least an hour a day.
A crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $109,000 for the Christian-owned bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon was removed Saturday after complaints from gay rights advocates.
We are facing an epidemic in America — distracted driving.
When the homosexual rights movement began in earnest in the 1990s, the mantra was "tolerance."
Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.
An Oregon commission proposed Friday levying a $135,000 hit against Aaron and Melissa Klein for refusing to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage ceremony based on their Christian beliefs.
Many Roman Catholics in this city named for humble St. Francis are sparring with each other on social media and in letters to the editor over one figure: Their leader in the faith, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.
One hundred years ago today, jihad was unleashed on the Armenian and other Christians of the Ottoman Empire. By some estimates, as many as 1.5 million people were murdered.
Emma Sulkowicz has been lionized as a feminist icon for her "mattress girl" anti-rape protest targeting a fellow Columbia University student, but his lawsuit paints her as a woman scorned who sought revenge after being rejected.
ABC is putting some serious restrictions on what news organizations can do with the Event of the Century -- the network's interview with woman wannabe Bruce Jenner.
University of Florida and Emory University fraternity members visiting Panama City, Florida, last weekend allegedly harassed wounded veterans in ways reminiscent of Vietnam War-era protests.
When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her - because she was chained and couldn't move that far.
The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides.
The headlines of most opinion polls and news stories say the same thing: Gay marriage is inevitable, by the people's choice.
It takes an immigrant to shoot a film about small-town America in Mexico, which is what executive producer Eduardo Verastegui aimed to do with "Little Boy," which opens Friday.
Leonardo DiCaprio has gone wild.
Being a single mother or witnessing a gang crime could be enough for Central American illegal immigrants to get on the path to asylum under guidance the Homeland Security Department issued last week, opening new ways for the surge of illegal immigrants to gain a legal foothold in the U.S.
A pro-choice organization has created a website to make sure Republican candidates "own" their remarks on birth control, abortion and women's issues.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government to force religious charities contracted by the government to provide abortions and contraception to illegal immigrants.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is slamming politicians in Indiana and Arkansas for a "retreat" on so-called religious freedom legislation and says he isn't going to be pressured by corporate America into backing off of his support for similar legislation in his home state on the issue of marriage.
As the school year winds down, and students face finals, graduation requirements, proms and figuring out their summer jobs and activities, some students will report an increase in stress, sadness and bullying, a Colorado psychologist said.
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