Wildfire destroys nearly 500 homes in Texas

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BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Firefighters trying to control a wind-fueled wildfire that has destroyed nearly 500 homes in Central Texas were looking for a few overnight hours of diminished winds as thousands of evacuees spent the night away from their threatened homes.

Earthquake felt locally

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By ALAN REED News Staff Reporter MOUNT VERNON — Numerous reports from local residents stating they experienced what felt like an earthquake were received around the area early Tuesday afternoon. Brian Hess, Knox County Emergency Management Agency director, reported that an earthquake was confirmed at 1:51 p.m., originating near Mineral, Va., measuring 5.9 in the… Read more »

Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriage?

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poll associated press Gay couples began marrying Sunday on the landmark day that New York became the sixth and largest state to recognize same-sex weddings. The interactive is updated with a historical map detailing laws that affect gay marriage across the country since 1995. It also includes a timeline and photos from New York’s first… Read more »