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The Briefing 01-15-14

1. Federal judge in Oklahoma lifts ban on same-sex marriage but puts a hold on own decision

Federal judge rules Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, Washington Post (Juliet Eilperin)

2. President of Nigeria bans same-sex marriage among protests from United States

Nigerian President Signs Ban on Same-Sex Relationships, New York Times (Rick Gladstone)

3. Supreme Court turns down opportunity to hear a case from Arizona appealing abortion laws

Abortion Rights: A Good Ruling Stands, New York Times (Editorial Board)

4. Google has bought a thermostat company spurning on the ‘internet of things’

Google Doesn’t Care About Your Thermostat. It Wants to Organize the Internet of Things., Slate.com (Will Oremus)