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Judge: Gay couple’s child was US citizen at birth in Canada (access required)

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the State Department must recognize that the daughter of a gay couple in Maryland has been a U.S. citizen since her birth in Canada via a surrogate last year.

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Gay married couple sues after daughter denied US citizenship (access required)

A gay married couple in Maryland sued Thursday to challenge the State Department's refusal to recognize the U.S. citizenship of their infant daughter, who was born in Canada via a surrogate this year.

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EEOC claims federal contractor retaliated against employee with disability (access required)

A Prince George's County contractor that provides personnel to the State Department has been accused of retaliating against an employee who was pursuing a complaint against the department and required accommodations for a disability.

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No charges for Clinton, FBI says – despite biting criticism (access required)

WASHINGTON — The FBI lifted a major legal threat to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign Tuesday, recommending no criminal charges for her handling of highly classified material in a private email account. But Director James Comey’s scathing criticism of her “extremely ...

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State Dept. was ‘horrified’ by WikiLeaks releases

FORT MEADE — State Department workers were horrified by WikiLeaks’ publication of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables leaked by Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, an agency official testified Thursday. Elizabeth Dibble didn’t give any evidence in open court of how ...

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Soldier’s defense team rests in WikiLeaks trial

FORT MEADE — Pfc. Bradley Manning’s defense rested its case Wednesday after presenting evidence from 10 witnesses, hoping to prove the loads of material the soldier gave to WikiLeaks did not threaten national security or U.S. troops in Iraq and ...

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Defense wins round on WikiLeaks helicopter video

FORT MEADE — Lawyers for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning can offer evidence contradicting the government’s assertion that he revealed classified information in a leaked battlefield video from Iraq, a military judge said Thursday. The judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, took ...

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