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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

First Drip (7/29/14): Equality prevails in Virginia, third of Americans delinquent on debt, more

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Virginia really is for lovers! The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Soon after the decision, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced his office would no longer defend Amendment One. “Our attorneys have vigorously defended North Carolina’s marriage law, which is their job, but today our marriage law will almost surely be overturned as well,” Cooper said. “Simply put, it’s time to stop making arguments we will lose and instead move forward knowing that the ultimate resolution will likely come from the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Rate payers in eastern North Carolina will see some relief in their historically high electricity bills. Duke Energy Progress will buy 32 small towns' share of power plants, pending regulatory approval. "Progress announced the buyout Monday, after years of failed efforts by town authorities to unload the power plants and the financial burden they carried."

A third of Americans are delinquent on debt, meaning payments are so late, accounts have been closed and passed to collections. Mortgages, by the way, make up 70 percent of America's debt load.

How Hamas infiltrates Israel from Gaza.

Running five minutes late might be - get this - good for your health.

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