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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge should strike down Utah's same-sex marriage ban because the precedent has been set by the U.S. Supreme Court and discrimination has gone on long enough, an attorney for three gay couples challenging the 2004 voter-passed law argued Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety net as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct economic inequalities that he said make it harder for a child to escape poverty. "That should offend all of us," he declared. "We are a better country than this."
Sydney (AFP) - Australian carrier Qantas announced the axing of 1,000 jobs and said it faced "immense" challenges in a shock profit downgrade Thursday, flagging a half-year loss of up to Aus$300 million (US$271 million).