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Taking lessons from the high court’s term

The Supreme Court term that ends within the next few weeks could go down as among the justices’ boldest sessions ever. The court, which has historically shied away from controversial issues in election years, took them on full bore in ...

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Panetta warns of ‘disaster’ from defense cuts

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pleaded with Congress Wednesday to avoid the disaster of automatic defense cuts even as he criticized lawmakers’ affection for protecting aging ships and aircraft. Ramping up the pressure, Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, ...

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U.S. wholesale stockpiles grow 0.6%

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles at a faster rate in April, responding to a strong gain in sales. The increase could be a good sign for economic growth in the April-June quarter. The Commerce Department says stockpiles ...

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WikiLeaks cables sent State Department into crisis

The U.S. State Department took extraordinary steps to limit harm to foreign relations and individuals after an Army private allegedly sent more than 250,000 classified diplomatic cables to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks, two agency officials testified at a court-martial hearing ...

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Gay marriage ban backers look to U.S. Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO — Gay marriage took another step Tuesday on its march to the U.S. Supreme Court, when a federal appeals court that struck down California’s ban on same-sex unions refused to reconsider the ruling. Now that the case has ...

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