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Justice Antonin Scalia Dead At 79

Feb 13
Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.

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Hong Kong Hosts Valentine's Day With 25,000 LED Roses

INTERNATIONAL | Feb 14
It's like a romantic scene out of one of South Korea's sappy soap dramas - tens of thousands of illuminated roses forming an impressive backdrop for the lead actor and actress to declare their love for each other.

Iran Rules "Decadent" Valentine's Day Celebrations A Crime 

INTERNATIONAL | Feb 14
Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine's Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime.

Animal Rights Protest Scrapped After "Greased Pig" Dust-Up

NATIONAL | By Lynne Tuohy | Feb 14
PETA launched a protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event - "Greased Pig on Ice," but withdrew it after learning there's no pig in the act - just a man on skates in a pig costume with dollar bills tied to his tail.

Obama To Nominate Scalia Successor 'In Due Time'

NATIONAL | By Kathleen Hennessey and Donna Cassata | Feb 14
President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Fight Night: Personal Attacks, Court Debate For GOP Hopefuls

POLITICS | By Julie Pace and Will Weissert | Feb 14
Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside & let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration & foreign policy.

NC Lawmakers Spend Taxpayer Money Hiring Lawyers to Defend Marriage Exemption

POLITICS | By Jeff Taylor | Feb 14
Members of the North Carolina General Assembly and a magistrate who refuses same-sex couples a marriage license have hired attorneys to defend the bill, Senate Bill 2, which allows for the exemption.

Sen. Cory Booker on Supporting Hillary Clinton, New Book

POLITICS | Feb 14
While he tries to rally Democratic votes, Booker does not want bipartisanship to take a back seat.

SF Readies Condom Campaigns to Reduce STDs

AIDS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 14
Messages about the use of prophylactics are returning as a way to combat rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases other than HIV.

Proposed Sex Offender Clinic Roils San Francisco Neighborhood

NATIONAL | By Sari Staver | Feb 14
At the standing-room-only meeting some 200 residents, many wearing nametags that said "I Have A Question," heard gay Supervisor Scott Wiener promise that the move "was not a done deal."

Some Key Opinions From Justice Antonin Scalia

NATIONAL | Feb 13
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that at times invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies.

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