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Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Ireland 1st Country to OK Gay Marriage by Popular Vote

Ireland has become the first country in the world to say yes to same sex marriage by popular vote, NBC News reported. At final count, 62 percent voted in favor of legalizing gay marriage in the country, while 38 percent voted against it. There was a mood of excitement in Dublin as early results showed a high turnout and a strong lead for "Yes" votes. Backers of gay marriage had hoped for high turnout, reflecting strong participation by young and first-time voters. Among those who voted were thousands of emigrants who returned by aircraft or ferry to take part in the world's first direct national vote on gay marriage. Many shared their journeys on social under the #HomeToVote hashtag. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3:17 AM

Son of Ex-Honduran President Charged in Cocaine Smuggling

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:21 AM

Obama Faces Racist Twitter Backlash in @POTUS Debut

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 4:52 AM

Senate Blocks NSA Bill, Fast-Tracks TTP

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Criminal Wrongdoing in GM's Defect Handling: Feds

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 12:48 AM

40 Dead in Criminal-Officer Shootout in Mexico Cartel Area

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3:52 PM

Obama Signs Congress Review of Iran Nuclear Deal Bill Into Law

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:16 PM

Gas Prices to Peak Over Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:58 PM

Judge Judy Addresses High School Graduates

Popular TV personality Judge Judy Sheindlin offers advice to graduates at New Mexico's Shiprock High School. Read »
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Suicide Bomber Kills 20 at Saudi Shi'ite Mosque

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:20 PM

Thousands Fly "Home to Vote" For Ireland Gay Marriage Referendum

Voters went to the polls in Ireland Friday on whether to allow gay marriage in a referendum that has seen thousands of citizens travel home from overseas in order to take part. The historic poll could make Ireland the first country in the world to adopt the policy by popular vote. Airports and ferry terminals were busier than usual as many shared their journey on social media using the hashtag #hometovote. Polling stations will remain open until 10 p.m. local time (5 p.m. ET). Read »
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:17 PM

Feds Release Hundreds of Clinton's Emails on Benghazi

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:50 AM

Senate Vote Deadline Looms on NSA Bulk Data Collection Bill

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:33 AM

Korean Air "Nut Rage" Exec Freed by Court

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:42 AM

Bomb Maker Who Killed U.S. Soldier Jailed for 38 Years