Under Pressure, Firm Drops DOMA Defense
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Washington Appeals Court Revives Blackwater Case
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Yellow tape hangs on a fence during a protest outside the New York Stock Exchange last December. Almost three years after the financial crisis, most top Wall Street executives haven't faced any criminal reckoning. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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After Financial Crisis, Wheels Of Justice Turn Slowly
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Feds Disable Online Poker Sites
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Teens walk past a closed oyster business last week in Golden Meadow, La. A number of Louisiana fishermen have had to close because of economic conditions blamed on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Nearly a year after the spill, hundreds of lawsuits are slowly moving through the courts. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Legal Drama Over Gulf Oil Spill Could Last Years
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Nowlin Haltom (left) and Michael McKeon join other same-sex couples in a national "Request Marriage" action this Valentine's Day outside the Los Angeles County Clerk's Office. The couples requested and were refused marriage licenses. Robyn Beck /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Republicans Mount Defense Of Anti-Gay Marriage Law
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U.S. Civil Rights Division In The Hot Seat, Again
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FBI Director Robert Mueller, shown with National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter, testifies last September on Capitol Hill at a hearing called "Nine Years After 9/11: Confronting the Terrorist Threat to the Homeland." Mueller's 10-year term expires in September. Leiter is reportedly among those being considered to replace him. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Will Become The Next Director Of The FBI?
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U.S. Overhauls Approach To BP Spill Probe
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Police officers salute as a hearse carrying the body of one of two slain Miami-Dade police officers arrives for a memorial service in Miami in January. Officers Amanda Haworth and Roger Castillo were killed while serving an arrest warrant. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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'Keep Them Safe': Feds Seek To Stem Police Deaths
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