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Volunteer firefighter suspended after flying Confederate flag in parade

ALBERT LEA, Minn. — A Minnesota volunteer firefighter was suspended Sunday for flying a Confederate flag from an engine that he drove in a holiday parade, and he said he expects to be asked to resign. Brian Nielsen, 43, drove a Hartland Fire Departme ...

Kenyan bishop warns Obama against promoting pro-gay policy in Kenya

NAIROBI,(UPI) -- Anti-gay activists in Nairobi, Kenya, warned U.S. President Barack Obama Monday against advocating tolerance for homosexuality when he visits Kenya in August. At a demonstration led by Bishop Mark Kariuki, chairman of the Evangelical ...

How politically correct can a guy named Bubba be?

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Bubba Watson has been the talk of the PGA Tour throughout the week, but his movements away from the golf course also have raised quite a stir. Watson, who won the Travelers Championship for his eighth win on Tour, happ ...

Millennials take over nation's workforce

Clayton Homes' campus in Alcoa will take on a New Orleans flair in a few weeks, complete with shrimp gumbo and jazz music. But the company's themed summer picnic held every year in July will also feature an area for local charities to set up booths. ...

Sweet Cakes: Bakers ordered to pay lesbians $135,000 for emotional and mental suffering

The owners of a shuttered Gresham bakery must pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake, the state's top labor official said Thursday. State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian ordered Aaron and Melissa Klein to ...

Confederate Flag Flies at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center. It's been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans t ...

Fewer people consider themselves extremely proud to be American than decade ago

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Fewer people consider in themselves to be "extremely proud" to be an American compared to a decade ago, a new Gallup poll indicates. The survey found that while most people -- 54 percent -- consider themselves "extremely proud" to ...

Texas Motor Speedway tells fans to leave Confederate flag at home

Texas Motor Speedway is among the tracks encouraging racing fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag during race weekends. In a statement from NASCAR Industry Members, which includes TMS' parent company Speedway Motorsports Inc., reads: " ...

Polygamous Montana trio file for wedding license

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife. Nathan Collier and his wives Victor ...

Episcopal bishops authorize clergy to perform same-sex 'marriages'

[caption id="attachment_7259" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) -- Just days after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right, bishops in the Episcopal Church have voted to approv ...


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