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President Barack Obama is greeted by former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

At Clinton Confab, Obama Praises Role of Citizens

NATIONAL | By Josh Lederman | Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
President Barack Obama says ordinary citizens will often have a more lasting impact on their community than their presidents and prime ministers.

Buddy Cianci holds up copy of the Daily News during radio gig.

Providence Defends Former Mayor in Parade Lawsuit

NATIONAL | By Michelle R. Smith | Sep 23
The city of Providence went before the Rhode Island Supreme Court on Tuesday to defend former Mayor Buddy Cianci in a lawsuit brought by two firefighters who were ordered to drive a fire truck in a 2001 gay pride parade.

Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House.

Accused White House Intruder Armed in July Arrest

NATIONAL | By Pete Yost and Alicia A. Caldwell | Sep 23
Two months before Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly hopped a White House fence he was arrested in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map of Washington tucked inside a Bible - with a circle drawn around the White House.

Paula Deen

Paula Deen Documentary Tells Her Side of Downfall

NATIONAL | By J.M. Hirrsch | Sep 23
Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it.

In this Aug. 20, 2014, photo, Jessica Huskey stands by a yellow ribbon placed there by her spouse Nivia Huskey before Nivia's military deployment in Jacksonville, N.C.

Rights of Same-Sex Military Spouses Vary by State

NATIONAL | Sep 23
Last year's Supreme Court ruling striking down DOMA ensured that federal military benefits extend to same-sex partners and their children. But about 2/3 of active-duty personnel in the U.S. are based in states that don't recognize same-sex marriage.

Same-sex married couples are at an all-time high

Census Finds More Than a Half Million LGBT Weddings This Decade

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 23
More than a half a million LGBT Americans have married their same-sex partner since marriage equality first allowed them to marry, reports the United States Census Bureau this week.

Louisiana Judge: Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

NATIONAL | Sep 22
A judge in Louisiana has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in part because he says it violates equal protection rights.

Poll: Support for Gay Marriage May Be Leveling Off

NATIONAL | By Rachel Zoll | Sep 22
A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians.

Viral Video of the Day: Alaska TV Reporter Quits on Air to Promote Pot

NATIONAL | Sep 22
A reporter for an Alaska TV station revealed on the air that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug.

Elena Kagan

Justice Kagan Performs Her First Same-Sex Wedding

NATIONAL | Sep 22
Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband.

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple: 10 Million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Sold

NATIONAL | Sep 22
Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale.