By: Meredith Francis ~Campus-News-Editor~ Marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in Alabama A federal judge in Alabama issued a ruling that instructed a probate judge in Mobile County to allow same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses. The ruling sends a message to other Alabama counties after the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court encouraged probate judges in many counties to ignore the federal ruling that struck down same-sex marriage bans. ISIS kills 21 Christians in Libya An ISIS propaganda video was released, showing 21 Egyptian Christians being beheaded on a Libyan beach. The captives had been kidnapped from Sirte, … Continue reading News in Brief
By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Jan. 16 that it will hear arguments challenging samesex marriage bans in four states. The nine justices will hear the arguments beginning in April and are expected to deliver an official ruling in June. The decision … Continue reading Justices to rule on same-sex marriage
By: Andrew Koch ~Campus News Editor~ Xavier students may have been on vacation, but the world did not rest. Here is a collection of some of the biggest headlines from the past month. Bombings rock Volgograd Two suicide bombers killed 32 people on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 in Volgograd, a city in southern Russia. The Caucasus Emirate, an Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist and separatist group, claimed responsibility for the attacks, which took place in a railway station and on a trolley bus. The attacks have raised questions about the Russian government’s ability to protect spectators of and athletes in the upcoming … Continue reading What you missed over break
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