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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan lawmakers who had an extramarital affair engaged in numerous instances of deceptive and "outright dishonest" misconduct in an attempted cover-up, in which public resources were misused and constituents were treated with a lack of respect, an investigator alleged Monday.

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A local clerk in Kentucky currently fighting a court battle to deny gay couples marriage licenses inadvertently granted a marriage license to a transgender man and his wife last February, the couple said.

Camryn Colen, who decided to transition in 2010, and his wife Alexis Colen, told the Courier-Journal that they had no issue getting the license when they applied for it in February. They said that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis had advised her staff to process the paperwork without requesting to look at Camryn's birth certificate, which still lists him as female.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested President Obama bore some of the blame for Friday’s fatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy in Houston, Texas. During a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Cruz told reporters that “cops across this country are feeling the assault” thanks to the “vilification” of law enforcement by administration officials, the Dallas Morning News reported.

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