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- Mo. National Guard handling IDs for gay spouses Updated: Nov-23-13 12:16 pm
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- Ky. Guard allowing benefits for same-sex marriages Updated: Nov-16-13 5:37 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gun-rights advocates say they're preparing a court challenge to Metro Transit's weapons ban on city buses, claiming the policy violates the state's concealed-carry law. But city officials say they're confident the policy banning "weapons of any kind" is legal and in the best interest of passengers.
WASHINGTON - Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end.
WASHINGTON - With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs. But the going is getting rougher.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri National Guard is processing requests from same-sex partners for military ID cards that are the gateway to accessing benefits.
NEW YORK - The U.S. government's interpretation of its authority under the Patriot Act is so broad that it could justify mass collection of financial, health and even library records of innocent Americans without their knowledge, a civil liberties lawyer warned Friday at a hearing on a lawsuit challenging a federal phone-tracking program.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has accepted a recommendation from the state's adjutant general to allow spouses of gay National Guard members to apply for federal marriage benefits, a newspaper reported Saturday.