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Your InqU stories for the week of 1/20/14

Manning savors moment as Broncos earn Super Bowl spot

DENVER - Peyton Manning was still in uniform by his locker when he spotted his younger brother, Eli, and then his older brother, Cooper. They were aware of the significance of the Denver Broncos' 26-16 win over the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC championship game. Their father, Archie, held back tears.

Seahawks rally, beat 49ers 23-17 for NFC title

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks are bringing their game-changing defense - and the 12th Man - to the Big Apple for the Super Bowl.

3 gay Republicans trying to make election history

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Dan Innis' husband persuaded him to run for the U.S. House.

Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

Kenney: Treat pot possession as ticket, not arrest

PHILADELPHIA City Councilman James F. Kenney called Tuesday for Philadelphia to join the growing roster of cities and states moving to decriminalize, if not outright legalize, possession of marijuana.

Tanks for nothing, NBA

When David Stern retires next week, he probably won't have many regrets concerning his 30-year term as NBA commissioner. During his time in office, the league went from near bankruptcy to being one of the most successful operations in professional sports.

Obama targets college sexual assault epidemic

WASHINGTON - President Obama shone a light Wednesday on a college sexual-assault epidemic that is often shrouded in secrecy, with victims fearing stigma, police poorly trained to investigate, and universities reluctant to disclose the violence.

She said yes, to the insurance policy

Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There's an insurance policy for that. With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers have been selling a growing number of policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness, and, in one firm's case, even a sudden change of heart.

Better commissaries for Philly's burgeoning, sophisticated food-truck industry

Over the last few years, Philly's mobile-food industry has finally begun to catch up with the city's impressive restaurant scene, as dozens of chefs and entrepreneurs debut creative concepts well beyond gyros and soft pretzels.

Pa. nurses group backs medical marijuana

HARRISBURG The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association on Thursday became the first medical professional group in the commonwealth to publicly support a bill legalizing medical marijuana.