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at 09:16 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Judge blocks Mississippi law on objections to gay marriage

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on religious objections to same-sex marriage moments before it was set to take effect Friday, ruling it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for gay people.

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at 08:05 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Official: AG will accept prosecutors' call on Clinton case

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch intends to accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and federal agents make in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, a Justice Department official said Friday.

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at 07:07 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Austria court overturns presidential elections, calls rerun

VIENNA — Austria's highest court on Friday overturned the results of the country's presidential election and ordered a rerun, following claims of counting irregularities by the right-wing candidate who narrowly lost.

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at 07:05 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Now isolated, Britain joins France at WWI centenary event

THIEPVAL, France — One week after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister David Cameron and members of the royal family are standing side-by-side with France's president to celebrate their historic alliance at the centenary of the deadliest battle of World War I.

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at 07:04 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Husband surprises wife with 500 roses after chemo treatment

OMAHA, Neb. — A dozen roses simply weren't enough for a Nebraska man who wanted "to do something special" for his wife to celebrate her last chemotherapy treatment. So, he raised money and surprised her with 500.

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at 03:22 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Texas abortions fell sharply under law Supreme Court voided

AUSTIN, Texas — Abortions in Texas plummeted about 15 per cent during the first year after approval of tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down — a decline that activists say shows how hard it had become to get an abortion in America's second-largest state.

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at 03:21 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Man killed by bear had plenty of backcountry experience

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana man killed by a bear near Glacier National Park was intimately familiar with both the beauty and the danger of the wild and vast forest that spreads from the shadows of the park's rugged peaks.

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at 03:20 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Mega Millions Jackpot-Largest US Jackpots

Here's a look at the 10 previous highest U.S. jackpots and the winners' home states:

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at 03:20 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Players have shot at $415 million Mega Millions prize

DES MOINES, Iowa — Friday night's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history.

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at 02:24 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Musician Paul Simon doesn't let on if he's the retiring type

NEW YORK — If Paul Simon is serious about calling it quits, he didn't let on to a hometown crowd.

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at 01:11 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Are we overusing the tribute of flying flag at half-staff?

NEW YORK — Nearly every day, somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes was lowered to half-staff last year in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect, an Associated Press analysis found.

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at 01:01 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Federal judge blocks new Florida abortion law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A federal judge late Thursday put on hold key portions of a new Florida law that would block public funding for Planned Parenthood and greatly increase inspection requirements for abortion clinics.

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