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Gay-marriage ban stricken in Virginia

U.S. appeals court is 2nd to rule thusly

Posted: July 29, 2014 at 3:20 a.m.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.

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Homeowner Lenny DiBartolomeo hugs his neighbor Jeanie Stornaiuolo while waving a flag in Revere, Mass., Monday, July 28, 2014 after a tornado touched down. Both said they were grateful that they knew of no injuries despite the damage to their homes. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Drone ordered back from California fire

Cal Fire crew members mop up embers of the Sand Fire in the rugged foothills of El Dorado county near Plymouth, Calif., on Monday, July 28, 2014, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

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