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Posted: February 25, 2014 at 4:29 a.m.

Eric Holder, the attorney general, told The New York Times that state attorneys general who believe that laws in their states banning same-sex marriage are discriminatory are not obligated to defend them.

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Hagel outlines cuts to Army, U-2, A-10 jets

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey listens as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, where he recommended shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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