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Newark Mayor and Future Senator Cory Booker performed the first same sex marriages in New Jersey just after midnight, joining together seven gay couples and two heterosexual ones. New Jersey is the 14th state to legalize gay marriage.

President Barack Obama will hold a news conference this morning in the Rose Garden to acknowledge problems with the launch of HealthCare.gov. The Dept. of Health and Human Services blogged on Sunday that it plans a "tech surge" to fix the glitches. Related:

U.S. Rep. Bill Young's final conversation before dying was with President George W. Bush, who thanked him for his service and told him he loved him. A public funeral will be held Thursday in Florida, with a private burial to follow.

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The Yellow Notice issued by the international police force Interpol, Friday Aug. 29, 2014, asking for help to locate the missing five-year old boy Ashya King, who is believed to be in France. Police are searching for the five-year-old British boy who is suffering with a severe brain tumor whose parents, believed to be Jehovah’s Witnesses, took him out of a British hospital on Thursday and were last seen in France.  The boy needs urgent medical treatment.

    Missing British boy with tumor found in Spain

    A critically ill 5-year-old boy who was taken out of a British hospital against doctors' advice has been found in Spain, police said Saturday.

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A man stops to pose for a portrait on his motorcycle, carrying his pet owl and dog, as he arrives to the area where Brazilian Socialist Party presidential candidate, Marina Silva, will campaign in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Brazil will hold its presidential election on Oct. 5.

    Silva surges ahead of Brazil's presidential vote

    Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.

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A teenage girl holds still for make-up ahead of her debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from her Santa Marta "favela" slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.  All of the debutantes turned 15 this year, but few had the means to celebrate the milestone with one of the lavish blowouts that are de rigueur among wealthier Brazilians.

    AP PHOTOS: Fairy-tale night for girls in Rio slum

    Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta "favela" slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police.

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