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10th state set to legalize same-sex marriage

Rhode Island was set to become the tenth state in the nation, and the last in New England, to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday as final legislation cleared procedural hurdles in the state legislature.

Stars, fans say goodbye to George Jones at Grand Ole Opry

(CNN) -- Country music stars and fans alike honored George Jones on Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. It was a fitting site for the late country music legend, who had been a member of the show since 1956.

Ex-NFL player's support for gay NBA player apparently costs him church appearance

LeRoy Butler, a former safety for the Green Bay Packers, is one of many professional athletes to tweet support for Jason Collins, the NBA player who came out as gay this week.

Teen girl claims male student sexually assaulted her on school bus

Police are investigating a claim from a 16-year-old girl about being sexually abused by another student in the back of a school bus.

Maryland governor signs death penalty repeal

Maryland's governor signed a bill Thursday repealing the death penalty. The legislation goes into effect October 1.

4K TV promises to be four times clearer than high-def

Are you starting to take for granted the popping colors and hyper-detail of your HDTV? Fear not. 4K television is on the way, with screens that promise four times better resolution than today's best high-definition offerings.

Tenth state set to make same-sex marriage legal

Rhode Island was set to become the tenth state in the nation, and the last in New England, to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday as final legislation cleared procedural hurdles in the state legislature.

SEC and ESPN announce SEC Network

The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network.

Missing woman reappears 11 years later in Florida Keys

A Pennsylvania woman who mysteriously disappeared 11 years ago has resurfaced in Florida, saying that she just walked out on her family, her life and her problems.

North Korea sentences US citizen to 15 years of hard labor

A North Korean court has sentenced a U.S. citizen to 15 years of hard labor, saying he committed "hostile acts" against the secretive state.