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Disputes over religious freedom and LGBTQ rights in the United States have led to some of the most high-profile judicial controversies – and 2022 is no exception.

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The bomber is part of the Pentagon’s efforts to modernize all three legs of its nuclear triad, which includes silo-launched nuclear ballistic missiles and submarine-launched warheads

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Showing rare party unity after their midterm election losses, the House Democrats moved seamlessly from one history-making leader to another, choosing the 52-year-old New Yorker, who has vowed to “get things done”

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The bill, which would ensure that same-sex and interracial marriages are enshrined in federal law, was approved 61-36 on Tuesday, including support from 12 Republicans.

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The Biden administration declared the northern long-eared bat endangered on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to save a species driven to the brink of extinction by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease.

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The white gunman who massacred 10 Black shoppers and workers at a Buffalo supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and hate-motivated terrorism charges, guaranteeing he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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The 90-minute vigil — filled with music, hand raising and invocations of God — was an effort by the Chesapeake Coalition of Black Pastors to provide some kind of balm for a community that's still raw from the violence.

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Some of the decorations are do-it-yourself projects that the first lady hopes people will be encouraged to recreate in their own homes

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Brian Marquardt of Applegate Building Restoration lowers a Swastika symbol to the ground after it was removed from St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud, Minn., Tuesday, May 2, 2006. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP, File) 

The symbol dates back to prehistoric times, translates to "well-being" in Sanskrit, was long used by many religions and considered a symbol of good fortune.

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State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems

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