White House intruder got farther than first reported

A new temporary fence was put up around the White House last week following an incident where a man jumped over the barrier.

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The fence jumper overpowered a Secret Service agent and ran through the East Room, an official said.

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St. Louis challenge to gay marriage ban in court

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison is deciding the constitutionality of Missouri’s ban on gay marriage.

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