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4 Idaho couples say the state's ban on gay marriage is discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation. (Getty Images)

Idaho Couples Ask Judge To Rule On Gay Marriage

They say the state’s ban on gay marriage is discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation.

02/20/2014

File photo of sea lions on a pier. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Group Asks Judge To Halt Sea Lion Killings

A federal judge will decide by the end of May whether to stop the government from killing sea lions that eat endangered wild salmon bottled up at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

05/15/2012

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Federal Judge Rules State Cannot Force Pharmacies To Sell Plan B Pill

A federal judge says Washington state may not require pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives in the face of religious objections by druggists.

02/22/2012