Judge strikes down part of Utah polygamy law in 'Sister Wives' case
Kody Brown and his four wives, who have 17 kids together, brought the lawsuit. Their lives are chronicled on TLC's "Sister Wives"
December 14th, 2013
05:45 PM ET
12 months ago

Judge strikes down part of Utah polygamy law in 'Sister Wives' case

(CNN) - A federal judge in Utah has struck down part of that state's law banning polygamy, after a lawsuit was brought by the stars of the television reality series "Sister Wives."

The ruling late Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups threw out the law's section prohibiting "cohabitation," saying it violates constitutional guarantees of due process and religious freedom.

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Filed under: Utah
December 14th, 2013
05:36 PM ET
12 months ago

After Newtown, mental health gains prominence in gun debate

Washington (CNN) – The year 2013 started off with a fiercely emotional gun-control debate that dominated Washington for months, as both sides felt bolstered and more fervent than ever with the nation stunned by the mass shooting of first graders in Newtown, Connecticut.

But that's as far as it would go.

A year after the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary, there would be no expanded background checks or other substantial legislative changes in place at the national level.

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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Mental Health
Report: Thousands of HealthCare.gov enrollment records haven’t reached insurers, but inaccuracies declining
December 14th, 2013
01:36 PM ET
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Report: Thousands of HealthCare.gov enrollment records haven’t reached insurers, but inaccuracies declining

Updated 12/14/2013 at 3:01 p.m. ET

(CNN) – The Obama administration said Saturday that the rate of inaccuracies in a key enrollment records from HealthCare.gov is declining, but a federal analysis shows about 15,000 consumer sign up forms were never sent to insurance companies due to technical problems with the website.

Following the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the online enrollment tool for Americans to sign up for health insurance, Obama administration officials vowed to get the site working for the vast majority of users.
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Filed under: Health care • HHS • Obamacare
On Newtown anniversary, Obama says ‘these tragedies must end’
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama light 26 candles, honoring the 26 students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in the Map Room of the White House (photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
December 14th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
12 months ago

On Newtown anniversary, Obama says ‘these tragedies must end’

Updated 9:45 a.m., 12/14/2013

(CNN) - One year after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killed 20 first-graders and six adults, devastating a community and shocking the nation, President Barack Obama said we haven’t done enough to keep our country safe.

"More than the tragedy itself, that’s how Newtown will be remembered," the President said Saturday in his weekly address.
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Filed under: Gun control • President Obama