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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Her husband says Kim Davis will stay in jail for as long as it takes. Davis was jailed yesterday by a federal judge in Kentucky for refusing his order that she issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Her office remains open, and granted its first same-sex marriage license this morning. Deputy clerk Brian Mason issued the license and congratulated William Smith and James Yates, shaking their hands as he smiled. The couple embraced and cried.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says he plans to meet with the Kentucky clerk who's in jail because she refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Huckabee said today he will meet with Kim Davis next week and hold a rally in support of her. Other Republican candidates who have voiced support for Davis include Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal.
BUDAPEST (AP) — Migrants who haven't been able to board trains from Hungary to Austria have set out on foot. Hundreds of migrants, in a line nearly a half-mile long, walked through the streets of Budapest as they started a 106-mile march to Austria. Hundreds of other migrants broke through a riot police cordon at a train station and ran westward on the tracks, disrupting train traffic. Police were only able to push a minority of the migrants back onto a train.
MADRID (AP) — As Germany prepares to take in 800,000 migrants this year, other nations are opening their doors to much smaller numbers of people. Ireland says it will take in at least 1,800 refugees, tripling the number it had said it would take in July. The U.N. refugee agency says Britain will take an additional 4,000 Syrian refugees from camps in the Middle East, on top of the 5,000 already announced. But Spain's prime minister won't commit to taking more than the 2,700 refugees it had pledged to accept.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — The Marines say a member of the Corps who was killed during a helicopter ropes training exercise was a staff sergeant with an anti-terrorism fleet security team based in the Norfolk, Virginia area. The Marines were performing the training Wednesday night at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina when the accident occurred. Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis of Virginia was inside the helicopter when he was killed. The Marines say two injured service members remain hospitalized.