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A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis followed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and that licenses altered to remove Davis' name are likely valid.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning -- the same judge who initially ordered Davis to jail for a few days in September -- found that Davis has fulfilled the court's orders not to interfere with her deputies granting marriage licenses to gay couples, according to ABC News.

After Davis left jail last year, she removed her name from marriage licenses, and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) in December issued an executive order removing all county clerks' names from marriage licenses.

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There was a time when voters in South Carolina could be counted on to settle the Republican nomination score.

In 10 days, we'll see if they can untangle this GOP primary mess.

Between 1980 and 2008, South Carolinians accurately picked the Republican nominee every time. Then, in 2012, they selected southern son Newt Gingrich in a hot potato contest when Mitt Romney eventually became the GOP nominee.

"Right now, I just see it as really muddled," David Woodard, a political science professor and pollster based at Clemson University, said Wednesday morning as attention shifted from New Hampshire to South Carolina. "I don’t know where we are going to be. I don’t know if we will be the old state that picks the nominee or if we are going to pick the flavor of the week."

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — International debate over whether tampons and other feminine hygiene products should be tax-free has made its way to conservative Utah, where a bill is set to be heard by a committee made up of only men.

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