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Calif. AG: Prop 8 backers can’t defend measure

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s attorney general has again come out against the state’s same-sex marriage ban, this time telling the state Supreme Court the proponents of successful ballot initiatives do not have the right to defend their measures in court. ...

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Trial of Michael Jackson doctor delayed until September

The long-awaited trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s drug death was delayed Monday for four months, with a judge saying defense lawyers needed additional preparation time to effectively represent their client. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said he ...

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Obama hosts social media town hall at Facebook headquarters

PALO ALTO, Calif. — President Barack Obama sought to connect with younger voters Wednesday with a town hall meeting at the headquarters of Facebook, the hugely popular social networking site. Obama, who already has a lot of Facebook fans — ...

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Supreme Court to take up huge sex bias claim vs. Wal-Mart

WASHINGTON — Christine Kwapnoski hasn’t done too badly in nearly 25 years in the Wal-Mart family, making more than $60,000 a year in a job she enjoys most days. But Kwapnoski says she faced obstacles at Wal-Mart-owned Sam’s Club stores ...

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Court: No gay marriages in CA during appeal

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to allow gay marriages to take place in California while it considers the constitutionality of the state’s voter-approved ban. California Attorney General Kamala Harris had joined gay marriage proponents in ...

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