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Obama puts a rosy spin on rough presidential year

12/20/2013 8:01pm
Putting a rosy spin on a difficult year, President Barack Obama acknowledged frustrating "ups and downs" on Friday but exulted that the improving economy is creating new jobs and claimed crucial progress for his troubled health care overhaul. He predicted 2014 would be "a breakthrough year for America."

Swallow 'outright broke' the law for political gain, investigators say

12/20/2013 8:47pm
John Swallow did not want voters to see him as the payday loan industry candidate, so his campaign devised a strategy to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions from the public.

Federal judge overturns Utah same-sex marriage ban

12/20/2013 10:04pm
A federal judge struck down Utah's Amendment 3 — which defines traditional marriage as the union of one man and one woman— Friday, finding that it violates rights to due process and equal protection as set forth in the 14th Amendment.