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Court Halts Calif. Gay Marriages Pending Appeal

August 16, 2010 Politisite 0

Same-sex weddings in California are on hold indefinitely after a federal appeals court blocked the unions Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state’s gay marriage ban. The decision, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, trumps a lower court judge’s order that would have allowed county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Wednesday. Chief U.S. District Court Judge […]

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BP: Ship Fire Halts Oil Capture in Gulf

June 15, 2010 Politisite 0

Update:  Fire is now out, No Injuries, but Oil capture has stopped. BP PLC said the fire was spotted around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday on a drill ship called the Discoverer Enterprise. The fire was quickly extinguished. BP says were no injuries, and all procedures were followed and, as a precaution, a system siphoning oil from a containment cap above the well was shut-down. BP says the capture operation is […]