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Senators slug it out while unemployed suffer

WASHINGTON — A protracted partisan U.S. Senate skirmish has left hundreds of thousands of jobless Americans without unemployment benefits — an impasse that Democrats leaders are hoping to break this week. They have their work cut out for them.

Gays get rights: Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act sent to President

The U.S. Senate yesterday passed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act named for Matthew Shepard, the young man who died at a Fort Collins hospital...

Ritter reads as part of Matthew Shepard national theater project

Gov. Bill Ritter read last night as a member of the nationwide simultaneous production of "Laramie Ten Years Later: An Epilogue," a play that...

Hate crimes amendment scheduled for vote; Christian groups oppose law as...

** Updated** The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed the House by a wide margin in the spring. Debate included a rousing short speech...