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Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, and Domestic Partnerships [CHRONOLOGY OF COVERAGE]

CHRONOLOGY OF COVERAGE NOV. 26, 2014 Federal Judges Kristine Baker and Carlton Reeves strike down same sex marriage bans in Arkansas and Mississippi, respectively, but both orders are placed on hold so states can consider appeals. MORE NOV. 25, 2014 Adam Liptak Sidebar column; fact that same-sex marriage will be banned in up to 15 states, at most, should Supreme Court take up question this term of... »

FBI director admits domestic use of drones

The FBI uses drones for domestic surveillance purposes, the head of the agency told Congress early Wednesday. Robert Mueller, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, confirmed to lawmakers that the FBI owns several unmanned aerial vehicles, but has not adopted any strict policies or guidelines yet to govern the use of the controversial aircraft. “Does the FBI use drones for surveillan... »

Drone Fleet to Include Domestic Surveillance Capabilities

According to one estimate, since last year the Department of Homeland Security has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. DHS also reportedly purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAPs) to go with their bullet stockpile. Now this? DHS has customized its drone fleet to include domestic surveillance capabilities that would help government identify c... »