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Supreme Court To Argue Same-Sex Marriage This Spring

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Three weeks after voters backed same-sex marriage in three states, including Maryland, and defeated a ban in a fourth state, the Supreme Court is deciding when it will get involved.

The justices are meeting today to decide whether they should deal with the argument this spring that the Constitution gives people the right to marry regardless of sexual orientation.

Cases could be argued as early as March, with a decision expected by June.

Meanwhile in Maryland, Attorney General Doug Gansler says court clerks can begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses before Jan. 1, when the law is scheduled to take effect. He writes that as long as the effective date of the license is for the first of the year, it can be handed out early if a clerk wishes to do so.

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'BFG' Is A 'Delumptious' Pairing Of A Happy Child And A Radiant Old Soul

Steven Spielberg's latest movie is an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1982 children's book about a big friendly giant. Critic David Edelstein says the BFG is "pure joy" — especially in its second half.
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Amid Craft Brewery Boom, Some Worry About A Bubble — But Most Just Fear Foam

Fueled by customers' unquenchable thirst for the next great flavor note, the craft beer industry has exploded like a poorly fermented bottle of home brew.
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The Politics Hour - July 1, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo and Virginia Del. Marcus Simon (D-Fairfax).

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After Deadly Crash, Safety Officials Will Examine Tesla's Autopilot Mode

The fatal crash of a Model S that was in autopilot when it collided with a truck in Florida is prompting a preliminary evaluation of the feature by the National Highway Transportation Safety Board.

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