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D.C. Gay Marriage Opponents Petition U.S. Supreme Court

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Opponents of same-sex marriage in Washington are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take their case.

A group headed by Bishop Harry Jackson, which had opposed same-sex marriage in the city, says it filed a petition with the high court Tuesday, asking the justices to take their case.

Washington began allowing gay marriage in March. Jackson and opponents of gay marriage had previously argued in court that the issue of same-sex marriage should go before voters in the District.

But D.C.'s Board of Elections and Ethics refused to put the initiative on the ballot, saying it would effectively authorize discrimination and therefore conflict with the city's human rights law. D.C. courts agreed.

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Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.
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Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, star and waves.

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