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Partners Adrian, left and Shane, arrive to cast their vote at a polling station in Drogheda, Ireland, Friday, May 22, 2015.  Ireland began voting Friday in a referendum on Gay marriage which will require an amendment to the Irish constitution. Opinion polls throughout the two-month campaign suggest the government-backed amendment should be approved by the required majority of voters when results are announced Saturday.  (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

DUBLIN | Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world’s first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued. Senior figures from the “no” campaign, who sought to prevent Ireland’s constitution from being amended to permit same-sex marriages, say the […]

FILE - In this Tuesday Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. Federal regulators are moving ahead with a court-ordered environmental review of a Colorado coal mine's permit that, if extended, could save the jobs of about 220 miners. It's not clear if regulators will challenge the court's order to consider the impacts of coal mining on climate change - an order that could set a precedent that might endanger other mining projects. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

“The federal government must vigorously defend the legality of its permitting actions, and leave policy debates over the role of coal to the legislative and rulemaking proceedings where those debates belong,” Gardner and Tipton wrote in a letter Thursday.

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser listens at left as Police Chief Cathy Lanier speaks during a news conference in Washington, Thursday, May 21, 2015, to discuss the investigation into the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. Lanier said investigators believe a suspect in the slayings is in the Brooklyn area of New York City.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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In this Friday, April 24, 2015 photo, Robert Almirall, director of marketing and special assets coordinator for Mederos & Associates Real Estate Inc., prepares to put up a sign in front of a home in the Shenandoah neighborhood of Miami. The National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for April on Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

“With steady job growth, low mortgage rates, and easier credit conditions, there is fundamental support for housing,” said Jennifer Lee, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets. “But with prices heading up again, and inventories still tight, potential buyers may be a little more choosy in the buying process.”

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