Senate blocks repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'

Senate Republicans blocked a major year-end push by Democrats to lift the military's ban on openly gay troops on Thursday, dealing a huge blow to gay rights groups' hopes for repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" any time soon. President Barack Obama instantly appealed to lawmakers to make another, last-ditch try before going home for the year.


Democrats delay action on young immigrants bill

The Senate moved Thursday to delay a politically charged showdown vote on legislation carving out a path to legal status for foreign-born youngsters brought to this country illegally, putting off but probably not preventing the measure's demise.  


Vandalism mars Hanukkah in Ind. college town

When Indiana University student Carl Corenblum found a rock and shattered window at the Chabad House Jewish Center near campus, he never thought about the possibility that it could have been a hate crime.

President Joanne Gora speaks in honor of the University College’s 25th anniversary.  The celebration included a slideshow and refreshments for attendees. DN PHOTO MARIA STRAUSS

Fruesday is almost done

The ongoing battle over Fruesday was brought up yet again at Thursday's University Senate meeting, but this time it seems a change is near.


Obama gains ground in push for nuclear treaty

President Barack Obama gained ground in his push for Senate ratification of a stalled nuclear treaty as once-reluctant Republicans signaled a willingness to back the pact with Russia.

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