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Not Real News: A Look At What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look At What Didn't Happen This Week

Aug 24
None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts.

Minnesota Filmmakers' Lawsuit over Gay Weddings Reinstated

Minnesota Filmmakers' Lawsuit over Gay Weddings Reinstated

Aug 24
A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit filed by two Minnesota filmmakers who want the right to refuse to film same-sex weddings, saying that videos are a form of speech with constitutional protections.

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling on Fees in Gay Marriage Case

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling on Fees in Gay Marriage Case

Aug 24
Federal appeals judges have upheld a ruling that the state of Kentucky must pay $224,000 in legal expenses stemming from a former county clerk's refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Printer Who Nixed Gay Pride Shirt Goes to Ky. Supreme Court

Printer Who Nixed Gay Pride Shirt Goes to Ky. Supreme Court

Aug 23
A Kentucky print shop owner who refused to make a gay pride T-shirt argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court that he shouldn't be compelled to promote messages that go against his religious beliefs.

Special Prosecutor Named to Look into Jussie Smollett Case

Special Prosecutor Named to Look into Jussie Smollett Case

By Michael Tarm | Aug 23
A Chicago judge on Friday named a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett that accused him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself.

Judge Close to Naming Special Prosecutor in Smollett Case

Judge Close to Naming Special Prosecutor in Smollett Case

Aug 23
An Illinois judge seems close to appointing a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself.

US Wants Woman Accused in Capital One Hack to Stay Locked Up

US Wants Woman Accused in Capital One Hack to Stay Locked Up

By Martha Bellisle | Aug 23
A woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk, a threat and should be kept locked up until her trial, U.S. prosecutors said in court documents filed ahead of a Friday detention hearing in Seattle.

Report Shows U.S. Deficit to Exceed $1 Trillion Next Year

Report Shows U.S. Deficit to Exceed $1 Trillion Next Year

By Kevin Freking | Aug 22
The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer.

Public Weighs In on Gun Bills After Virginia Mass Shooting

Public Weighs In on Gun Bills After Virginia Mass Shooting

By Sarah Rankin | Aug 22
Members of the public and special interest groups made their case Tuesday to a Virginia commission studying a broad range of gun safety proposals after a deadly mass shooting in Virginia Beach earlier this year.

Gay Pride T-Shirt Case Going Before Kentucky Supreme Court

Gay Pride T-Shirt Case Going Before Kentucky Supreme Court

Aug 22
Kentucky Supreme Court justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case over a company's refusal to print T-shirts for a gay-pride festival due to religious beliefs.

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