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Is same sex marriage legal in all 50 states?

The Senate on Tuesday passed landmark legislation to protect same-sex marriage at the federal level, shielding the right against concerns that the Supreme Court could undercut it. Congress moved to codify same-sex marriage after the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year to overturn decades of precedent for the right to abortion in Roe v. Wade…

Jill Biden appears in Sesame Street episode

First lady Jill Biden appeared in an episode of Sesame Street that aired Thursday, helping the characters as they learn about jobs they can have. The White House announced in February that Biden would tape episodes for the show and for “social impact and military family initiatives” for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization responsible for…

Appeals court halts Trump special master appointment in Mar-a-Lago case

An appeals court on Thursday ruled that the appointment of a special master after the search of former President Trump’s Florida home was improper, determining that a lower court could not limit the Justice Department investigation into the mishandling of White House records at Mar-a-Lago. “The law is clear. We cannot write a rule that allows any subject of…

National Cathedral to unveil Matthew Shepard portrait

The National Cathedral Thursday evening will unveil a portrait dedicated to Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old University of Wyoming student whose murder in 1998 became a symbol of the gay rights movement. LGBTQ members of the Cathedral staff commissioned artist Kelly Latimore to create the portrait in dedication to Shepard’s life and legacy and as an…

NotedDC — What’s on the menu for Biden’s first state dinner

Lobster, caviar and sparkling wine will be flowing at the White House on Thursday night as President Biden and first lady Jill Biden host French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, for the Biden administration’s first state dinner. More than 300 guests are expected to attend the event, which will be held under a heated pavilion on the White House South…

Biden praises Congress for passing bill to avert rail strike

President Biden on Thursday praised Congress for passing legislation that will avert a rail strike, implementing a labor agreement between freight rail carriers and unionized workers. “Congress’ decisive action ensures that we will avoid the impending, devastating economic consequences for workers, families, and communities across the country,” Biden said in a statement. “I will sign…

Physician groups ask court to uphold ObamaCare’s free preventive services

A coalition of leading physician groups urged a federal judge in Texas to preserve ObamaCare’s coverage of preventive services, arguing that gutting the requirements would be disastrous for patient care. In a friend-of-the-court brief led by the American Medical Association, the groups asked Judge Reed O’Connor to exercise discretion and refrain from issuing a nationwide…