In our news wrap Wednesday, pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma is pleading guilty to federal charges of conspiracy and paying kickbacks to doctors amid the national opioid epidemic. The move involves the painkiller OxyContin and comes as part of an $8…
In a new documentary, Pope Francis makes remarks that represent an increased level of support for same-sex unions and legal protections. The statements seem to be at odds with official teachings of the Catholic Church, whose doctrine still contends that…
By William Brangham
Costa Rica is the sixth country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage, following most recently Ecuador, which allowed it last year. It is also permitted in some parts of Mexico.
By Javier Cordoba, Associated Press
Kim Davis filed for re-election last week, according to documents on the Secretary of State's website. She had announced in November she planned to seek a second term.
By Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore tried to go on the offensive to counter women who say he sexually molested or pursued them as teens. Also, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…
By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is predicting that the Roman Catholic Church may eventually change its opposition to gay marriage.
As the Supreme Court wraps up a very busy term, there’s a familiar face who won’t be returning to argue cases before the court next fall. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, the Obama administration’s top lawyer who defended Obamacare and argued…
Ted Osius’ path to becoming U.S. ambassador to Vietnam began with bicycle diplomacy, soon after relations with Hanoi were restored in 1995. As a consular officer, he pedaled the countryside and endeared himself to the Vietnamese. Osius is gay and…
By Michael D. Regan
Alabama's chief supreme court justice was suspended by a judicial oversight committee on Friday for issuing an order that required probate courts to deny applications for marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
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