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Kentucky clerk still faces big choice...Cruz and Trump rally together...Lawmakers mull migrant response

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 9, 2015 at 3:50 a.m.



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GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) — Today could find Rowan (ROW'-uhn) County Clerk Kim Davis at yet another crossroad following a five day jail stay for contempt of court over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Kentucky woman hasn't said whether she'll return to her practice of refusing to issue licenses when she goes back to work. The judge released her after deputy clerks agreed to issue the licenses.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though they are rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and billionaire businessman Donald Trump will showcase a warm and fuzzy side today at a Capitol Hill rally against the Iran nuclear deal. The event is organized by tea party leaders and pro-Israel groups. The ultimate outcome is no longer in doubt. Even if a disapproval resolution passes, Senate Democrats have the votes in hand to sustain a promised presidential veto.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate Judiciary committees will get a look today at the planned U.S. response to the crisis of migrants from the Middle East and Africa trying to escape war and other strife. Secretary of State John Kerry will attend closed-door meetings to brief lawmakers on how many more Syrian refugees the administration is willing to take in. Europe is trying to deal with hundreds of thousands of migrants.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A scheduled 10-hour flight from Las Vegas to London ended before it began as 157 passengers escaped down emergency slides when the aircraft's left side engine caught fire. Everyone got out within about three minutes though 14 people had minor injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

LONDON (AP) — As of today, nobody's been queen longer than Elizabeth II, who has passed Queen Victoria as the longest-reigning monarch in Britain's history. Victoria served for 63 years and seven months. Over her reign, Elizabeth has dealt with 12 British prime ministers starting with Winston Churchill. Tony Blair wasn't even born yet when she ascended the throne in 1952. Elizabeth's reign also oversaw seven popes, starting with Pius XII.

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