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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 same-sex married couples in Utah must wait longer for state benefits after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state a stay on an order requiring it to recognize the marriages.

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President Barack Obama plans to sign on Monday a long-awaited executive order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people by federal contractors, and it will not include the broad religious exemption sought by religious leaders.

The Huffington Post reported on Friday that Obama's order will add sexual orientation and gender identity to an existing non-discrimination order that covers race, sex and religion. A White House official confirmed the report to TPM. It will not include any general religious exemption for religious employers.

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BRYAN, Texas (AP) — The recovered remains of a ship belonging to the famed French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle, which sank off the Texas coast more than three centuries ago, were launched on their final journey Thursday.

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The mayor of Salem, Mass. says she is fighting back against the legions of Glenn Beck fans who flooded her office with angry phone calls this week.

In a letter posted to her Facebook page on Wednesday, Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll said her office had received more than 50 calls that day from supporters of Beck and “right-leaning" blogs after the city decided to cut its ties with Gordon College, a Christian school.

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U.S. officials believe that the weapon used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was what is known in Russian as a "Buk" missile, according to the New York Times. They also reportedly believe that pro-Russian rebels are responsible for firing the missile that crashed the plane and killed its 298 passengers.

So the next question then is whether the rebels obtained and operated the missile system with any assistance from the Russian government.

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