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Lawyers, philosophers and all those who have seen the 2001 movie “Legally Blonde” know Aristotle’s famous saying: “Law is reason free from passion.” In the legal clashes over LGBT rights and religious liberty, passions run high, what’s “reasonable” is hotly …

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  • Left: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a Planned Parenthood Action Fund membership event, Friday, June 10, 2016 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  Right: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Saturday, June 11, 2016 at a private hanger at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Welcome to the Trump-Clinton conspiracy election
    Los Angeles • It’s a conspiracy: The 2016 campaign features one candidate who warned against the “vast right-wing conspiracy” and another who was a le...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 09:39 am   |     |   Share
  • Fact Checker: Here’s how Trump got the AP story on Clinton Foundation donors all wrong
    “Hillary Clinton ran the State Department like a failed leader in a third-world country. . . . Now, it looks like it’s 50 percent of the people that s...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 09:45 am   |     |   Share
  • Afghan men walk near U.S. vehicles on guard after an attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. The attack has ended, a senior police officer said Thursday, after several people were killed. Kabul police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the dead included one guard, and that about 700 students had been rescued. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 13 dead
    Kabul, Afghanistan • A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 13 people were...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 09:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses following Wednesday’s earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communities built on seismic lands.  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Italian quake death toll rises to 241, anguish mounts
    Amatrice, Italy • Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished ove...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 08:06 am   |     |   Share


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  • Maine Gov. LePage: Most drug dealers arrested are black, Hispanic
    North Berwick, Maine • Maine Gov. Paul LePage is in hot water once again for comments about drug dealers arrested in the state, saying photos he’s col...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 08:01 am   |     |   Share
  • London mayor Sadiq Khan, left, poses with Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo at the Halle Freyssinet, a future digital business incubator, in Paris, Thursday, Aug. 25 2016. Khan is in France to mark the 72th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) London, Paris mayors criticize bans on burkini swimsuits
    Paris • The mayors of London and Paris are criticizing local French bans of body-covering burkini swimsuits, saying women should wear what they want t...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 08:52 am   |     |   Share
  • Under pressure, Mylan will expand patient assistance for EpiPen
    After being blasted for price hikes on its lifesaving EpiPen allergy injections, the drugmaker Mylan announced Thursday it would expand access to the ...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 07:57 am   |     |   Share
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump welcomes Nigel Farage, ex-leader of the British UKIP party, to speak at a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Leader of British movement to leave EU joins Trump at rally
    Jackson, Miss. • Republican nominee Donald Trump is linking his “movement to take back the country” to Britain’s surprising vote to leave the European...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 07:57 am   |     |   Share
  • A funnel cloud near Van Buren, Ind., moves east before breaking up as storms move through Grant County, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (Jeff Morehead/Chronicle-Tribune via AP) At least 12 tornadoes strike Indiana, Ohio; no bad injuries
    Indianapolis • A wave of severe storms produced at least a dozen tornadoes in Indiana and Ohio, damaging homes and businesses but causing no serious i...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 07:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Military personnel clear debris at a temple that was damaged by a strong earthquake in Bagan, Myanmar, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Using brooms and their hands soldiers and residents of the ancient Myanmar city famous for it’s historic Buddhist pagodas, began cleaning up the debris from a powerful earthquake that shook the region and damaged nearly 200 temples Wednesday. (AP Photo/Min Kyi Thein) Quake damages scores of Myanmar’s heritage Bagan temples
    Bagan, Myanmar • It was a time of conquest and conversions. Above all, it was a time of construction, on a scale never seen before. Over 250 years, fr...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 07:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Deputies: Dogs die after man feeds them methamphetamine
    London, Ky. • Authorities have arrested a 40-year-old Laurel County man they say fed methamphetamine to two dogs that later died. Local news outlet re...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 07:54 am   |     |   Share
  • A man cries as another injured is helped in Amatrice, central Italy, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP) Quake pulverizes three Italian towns
    Amatrice, Italy • Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central It...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 10:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)       Cathedral of the Madeleine holds a special Spanish language Mass for Christmas on Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, in Salt Lake City. Top of the church shopper’s list: Strong preaching
    Top-notch preaching most attracts people looking for a new place to pray. That’s the conclusion of a new Pew Research Center study, released Tuesday, ...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this July 28, 2016 picture, 17-year-old Yazidi girl Yasmin shows her hands at her home in Germany. After escaping the clutches of Islamic State, Yasmin, a  Yazidi girl, was so traumatized by her captivity that she poured gasoline on herself and set it alight -  hoping to render herself no longer desirable to the extremists. Two years later, she’s being treated in Germany not only for her physical wounds, but for the psychological damage that led her to her act of desperation. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany
    Villingen-Schwebbingen, Germany • The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voice...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE 0 In this Aug. 4, 2015 photo, Lucas St. Clair, the son of Burt’s Bees founder Roxanne Quimby, poses on land proposed for a national park in Penobscot County, Maine. Mount Katahdin, the state’s highest peak, can be seen in the background as a rainstorm passes through Baxter State Park. President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 declared a new national monument in Maine on 87,000 acres donated by Quimby, fulfilling the conservationist’s goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) Maine land from Burt’s Bees founder is new national monument
    Portland, Maine • President Barack Obama on Wednesday created a new national monument in northern Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 05:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • This photo taken Aug. 22, 2016 shows Ike Jenkins, right, and James Smith in East Cleveland, Ohio. Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound rhetorical outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take the message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture instead to the inner cities he has started talking about at rallies. (AP Photo/Bill Barrow) As Trump tries minority outreach, many blacks unconvinced
    Akron, Ohio • Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his me...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Black voters critique, question Trump’s overtures
    Donald Trump says he wants support from more black voters, asking them “what do you have to lose?” by breaking tradition and voting for a Republican p...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Drunk Americans illegally float into Canada
    Toronto • Illegally entering Canada and being rescued by the coast guard was not what the swimsuit-clad Americans who were swept into foreign waters o...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 08:36 am   |     |   Share
  • Fact Checker: Trump’s misleading claim that 58 percent of black youths are unemployed
    “Look at how much African American communities are suffering from Democratic control. . . . Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed, what the ...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 08:45 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2106 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meets with active and retired law enforcement in Akron, Ohio. If this week’s string of vague and contradictory statements by Trump and his team revealed anything, it’s that his immigration policy is still evolving. Just days ago Trump reshuffled his campaign staff just as he tries to recalibrate his message for the general election, in which his tough stance on immigration may be more of a liability than it was in the Republican primary.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) Trump’s evolving immigration plan compared to Clinton, Obama
    Washington • Donald Trump’s new line on immigration — “fair, but firm” — is leaving both Republicans and Democrats with the same question: Is the famo...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 04:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Canadian Mounties allow officers to wear hijab
    Toronto • Canada’s national police force recently permitted its women officers to wear the hijab. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s spokesman sai...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 08:33 am   |     |   Share
  • In this May 11, 2016, photo, a tiger roars as he sits in a nonpublic area at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The zoo is one of at least 20 nationally who are helping The Prusten Project capture audio of tigers. Organizers are building a computer program with the zoo audio to be used to build a computer program that will be used when they start recording tigers in the wild next year. The program is expected to identify tigers by their voices, which will help determine more accurate population numbers so organizations know where to focus protection efforts. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger) Recordings of tiger sounds aim to help save wild population
    Milwaukee • Tigers use a grunt-like snort called chuffing as a greeting, short roars for intimidation and long roars to find mates. Researchers are no...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 08:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Trump, in answer to police chiefs, says there is ‘no noticeable partnership’ between feds and local police
    In response to a question from the International Association of Chiefs of Police about improving the “important” partnership between federal and local...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 08:42 am   |     |   Share
  • A man watches a TV news program showing a file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea in an apparent protest against the start of annual South Korea-U.S. military drills, Seoul’s military said. The letters read ’North Korea fired a missile during UFG, Ulchi Freedom Guardian.’ (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved ability
    Seoul, South Korea • A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance ...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 08:36 am   |     |   Share
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