In the states, the battle over gay marriage is gathering steam. Federal judges have preempted local efforts toward legal gay marriage in some states, while activists in other states are gearing up for ballot measures. One state may be moving toward a stronger defense of traditional marriage. Here's the state-by-state rundown.
Boulder gay marriage: The court ruling was in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who has been trying for several weeks to get Boulder's clerk to stop giving marriage licenses to gay couples until there's a definitive ruling on same-sex unions from the US Supreme Court.
In the audit, 18 applications were filed by employees of the Government Accountability Office, and 11 went through. That comes on the heels of two conflicting court rulings about the Obamacare subsidies Tuesday.
A federal judge temporarily halted the execution of convicted murderer John Middleton Tuesday over concerns that he could be mentally ill. The stay could be overturned Wednesday.
A panel of federal judges ruled Monday that the family of the Mexican teen who was shot by a border patrol agent across the border can move forward with a civil suit against the agent.