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Alix Tichelman, 26, of Folsom, Calif., waits to be escorted from Santa Cruz Superior Court after appearing for her arraignment Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Tichelman is facing manslaughter charges for the November 2013 death of Forrest Hayes, a Google executive. A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left Hayes dying on his yacht after shooting him up with a deadly hit of heroin. Hayes, 51, was found dead by the captain of his 50-foot yacht Escape. (AP Photo/Santa Cruz Sentinel, Shmuel Thaler)Police: Prostitute had searched online for how to legally defend herself in exact crime.

2014-07-10 14:03:55 -0600

FILE - This June 11, 2014 file photo sows Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan testifiying on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama’s former housing chief as the new director of the White House budget office. The 75-22 vote to confirm Shaun Donovan on Wednesday completes a second-term Cabinet shuffle. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's housing chief as the new director of the White House budget office, completing a second-term Cabinet shuffle.

2014-07-10 13:29:19 -0600

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall testifies in court at the Boulder County Justice Center on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Boulder, Colo. Hall is in court to respond to a suit brought by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers who wants the court to issue an injunction to stop the county from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (AP Photo/Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)The ruling added to the national confusion over same-sex marriage.

2014-07-10 14:37:02 -0600