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1st Legal Texas Same-Sex Marriage Held In Austin

Despite Texas’ statewide ban on gay marriage, county officials in Austin married a same-sex couple on Thursday under a one-time court order issued for medical reasons.

02/19/2015

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Rep. Mike Honda Tweets He’s The ‘Proud Grandpa Of A Transgender Grandchild’

Democratic congressman Mike Honda said on his Twitter account he has a transgender grandchild, an announcement that comes amid a national conversation about people who struggle with gender identity.

02/19/2015

Minority leader of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (L) talks with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez (R) at the Foreign Ministry in Havana on February 18, 2015. (YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

House Minority Leader Pelosi Leads Democrats In Visit To Cuba

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a delegation of Democrats from her chamber on a visit to Cuba on Tuesday that her office said was aimed at further improving U.S. relations with the island nation.

02/18/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

‘Final Contract Offer’ Made In West Coast Port Disruptions; Labor Secretary Tries To Broker Settlement

Contract talks continue between labor union and employers as cargo remains stuck at West Coast ports and a federal mediator has intervened to broker a settlement to get cargo moving freely.

02/18/2015

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Field Poll Shows Condoleezza Rice Leading Potential 2016 U.S. Senate Field

Rice and Kamala Harris topped the list as the Field Poll looked at 18 people who may or may not run, and whether likely voters would support their candidacy.

02/18/2015

Trains carrying tankers of Bakken crude oil (Jeffery Schaub/CBS)

Bay Area Crude Oil-By-Rail Shipments Halted After Price Per Barrel Drops Sharply

The low price of oil has has prompted an energy company to halt the transportation by rail of Bakken crude through the Bay Area.

02/17/2015

Fast Food Employment

Bill Would Mandate California Stores, Restaurants To Schedule Workers 2 Weeks Ahead

A lawmaker from the Bay Area has introduced a bill that would require some California retailers and restaurant chains to schedule employees at least two weeks in advance and would give workers additional pay for last-minute changes.

02/17/2015

Serra High School

Lawmakers Urge San Francisco Archbishop To Drop Morality Clauses In Teacher Contracts, Call Plan ‘Divisive’

State lawmakers representing the Bay Area are weighing in on the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco’s plans to add a morality clause to high school teacher contracts.

02/17/2015

Krispy Kreme posted this online promotion for a "KKK Wednesday" at one of its UK stores. (Source: Hull Daily Mail)

‘KKK Wednesday’ Event Promotion On Facebook Prompts Apology From Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is apologizing after an event named “KKK Wednesday” at one of its stores in the U.K.

02/17/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Operations Resume At Port Of Oakland, 28 Other West Coast Ports After Labor-Dispute Slowdown

The Port of Oakland was just one of 29 West Coast ports affected by a massive three-day labor slowdown, but as of Tuesday operations resumed amid a contract dispute.

02/17/2015

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