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Ireland Votes "Yes" for Gay Marriage, Polls Say

Ireland is likely to become the first country to expand marriage rights by popular vote, with both sides in Ireland’s marriage equality referendum saying the “yes” campaign has won in a landslide, NBC News and The Associated Press reported. "Everyone's saying its a yes and I'm not going to argue with that," said Dr. John Murray of the Iona Institute, a powerful and prominent Catholic think tank, in his concession Saturday morning. Thousands of Irish emigrants — many of them young, first-time voters — returned home for the vote, especially in the country's urban centers of Dublin and Cork. The result of the referendum, which is set to constitutionally redefine marriage as a contract between "two persons without distinction as to their sex," will formally be announced at Dublin Castle later Saturday after 15 hours of voting. "This shows how much we've changed, how attitudes are changing, to see all of the young people come out to vote," student Rebecca Doyle of Enniscorthy, County Wexford, told NBC News. Read »
4 hours ago

Calif. Rescuers Scramble to Save Oil-Soaked Pelicans

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:28 PM

Mom Found Pushing Dead 3-Year-Old Son in Swing

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10:45 PM

"He Left a Real Legacy": CUNY Dean Killed in Amtrak Derailment Mourned at Funeral

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:02 PM

Timeline in D.C. Mansion Killings Case

4 hours ago

Senate Blocks NSA Bill, Fast-Tracks TTP

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:50 PM

Criminal Wrongdoing in GM's Defect Handling: Feds

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 4:31 PM

Peterson Granted Trial Delay in Murder-for-Hire Case

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 8:03 PM
 

"When [doctors] choose to overprescribe narcotics to patients, and they know that these patients may be or are abusing them, then they change from being a physician to really being a drug dealer."  

— Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley discussing the causes of prescription drug abuse in Alabama. The Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday launched what one federal law enforcement source described as the "single largest pharmaceutical operation in DEA history."
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:22 PM

Same-Sex Couple Finally Married After Dropping Father-Son Designation

3 hours ago

Analysis: ISIS Gains Momentum With Capture of Palmyra

ISIS has likely gained strength and momentum with a decisive military capture of Palmyra and the historically valuable Roman ruins in the ancient Syrian city, putting more pressure — both locally and internationally — on the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to new analysis from NBC News. The capture of the UNESCO heritage site marked what appeared to be the first time ISIS directly seized a city from Syrian military and allied forces, NBC News reported. French President Francois Hollande said the city's capture demonstrated Assad's weakness, and called for a new push for Assad's ouster amid an ugly civil war in the country. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3:16 AM

Man Steps in Front of Car, Peacefully Ends "Victory Parade" Police Pursuit

6 hours ago

Son of Ex-Honduran President Charged in Cocaine Smuggling

6 hours ago

Chicago Officers Escort Girls to "Daddy Daughter Dance"

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:49 PM

Man Convicted in Ice Cream Truck Fatal Robbery Set Free 40 Years Later