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Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes In Maryland

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The Maryland Legislature has passed a law to allow gay marriage by a 25-22 margin on Thursday, less than a week after the House of Delegates barely passed the measure.

Maryland is now set to join six other states and the District of Columbia in allowing same-sex marriage when Gov. Martin O'Malley, who sponsored the bill, signs the legislation.

In a statement after the vote, the governor said "all children deserve the opportunity to live in a loving, caring, committed and stable home, protected equally under the law."

Opponents vow to bring the measure to voters with a referendum. Now that the bill has passed the Senate, organizers can begin collecting the more than 55,000 signatures needed to put it on the ballot.

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Hieronymus Bosch Died 500 Years Ago, But His Art Will Still Creep You Out

Known by some as "the Devil's painter," Bosch depicted imaginary animals and souls being violently tortured. At least one critic believes he's the father of modern art.
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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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Analysis Of The Last Supreme Court Decisions Of The Term

Supreme Court decisions are expected soon on issues that include access to abortion and limits on executive power: Analysis of major decisions at the end of the term and the impact of a vacant seat on the court.

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President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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