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  • The inch-long insects, which are sometimes mistakenly called 17-year locusts, have been reported hatching in South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Arkansas.

    World's largest cicada brood begins hatching in the South

  • Putin, who previously evoked long-serving historical figures such as U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt to justify his comeback, praised Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, calling his 17-year tenure "a stability factor."

    Reuters: Press Release

  • SAN DIEGO β€” A federal judge ordered the military Tuesday to immediately stop enforcing its ban on openly gay troops, bringing the 17-year "don't ask, don't tell" policy closer than it has ever been to being abolished.

    'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Enforcement Must Be Halted, Federal Judge Rules

  • A three judge panel on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday issued a temporary stay on a moratorium of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" law, meaning the Pentagon can once again enforce the 17-year ban on gays in the military while the Justice Department prepares an appeal.

    Appeals court grants stay of 'don't ask' injunction

  • By order of Congress, the 17-year ban on gay men and lesbians serving in the military -- commonly known as "don't ask, don't tell" -- will be overturned.

    How We Won: Progressive Lessons from the Repeal of β€˜Don't Ask, Don't Tell' by Aaron Belkin

  • SAN DIEGO β€” A federal judge ordered the military Tuesday to immediately stop enforcing its ban on openly gay troops, bringing the 17-year "don't ask, don't tell" policy closer than it has ever been to being abolished.

    Judge Orders 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Injunction

  • Phillips agreed, ruling the law unconstitutional in September and last week ordered a worldwide stop to the Pentagon's enforcement of the 17-year old law.

    Judge likely to deny stay on 'don't ask' injunction

  • A California federal judge's order Tuesday that the military stop enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy at all bases worldwide continues a back and forth between federal courts and Congress over the fate of the 17-year old law.

    'Don't ask, don't tell': Now what?!

  • The military can once again enforce the 17-year gay ban after a three-judge panel on Wednesday issued a temporary stay of an injunction on the law and policy until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals can further consider appeals by the Obama administration.

    'Don't ask, don't tell' back on; guidance revised

  • The Defense Department in the meantime plans to follow Phillips's order to cease investigations and discharges of service members in violation of the 17-year old law.

    Obama administration seeks stay of 'don't ask' ruling

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