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S.C. city approves employment benefits for same-sex spouses


  • (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Free Times (Columbia, S.C.)

The City Council of Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday voted to extend benefits to the same-sex spouses of city employees. The vote came on the same day that a federal appeals court ruled in favor of marriage… Read More

NSA chief: Hackers have stolen infrastructure data


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Hackers from China and other nations have broken into U.S. computer systems and stolen data that could allow them to shut down key U.S. infrastructure, warns Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the Natio… Read More

Calif. city council wants ordinance on fixing dogs


  • Long Beach Post (Calif.)

The Long Beach, Calif., City Council has instructed City Manager Pat West and City Attorney Charles Parkin to write an ordinance requiring dogs to be spayed or neutered. The city is aiming to crack do… Read More