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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (left) jokes about getting only one page of paper for notes before his debate with his challenger, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis, during Wednesday night's debate. | Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

At Durbin debate, Oberweis flips, says he now backs gay marriage

Via screenshot's EZ form not so easy for legal immigrants

WASHINGTON —'s new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year.

Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday. | AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

White House fence jumper charged with assaulting police dogs

WASHINGTON — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has publicly declared his continued support for the state constitution's ban on gay marriage. | AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File

3 states refuse to allow same-sex marriage, despite court rulings

WASHINGTON — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.

Three Ways ACA is affecting Business

More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.