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Maryland Senate To Debate Same-Sex Marriage Bill Today

The Maryland Senate is slated to take up a bill legalizing same-sex marriage later today, according to Associated Press.

Republican leaders asked that discussion of the bill and potential amendments be postponed until today. Senate President Mike Miller (D) said his chamber could gather into the evening as senators consider the bill, which barely passed the House of Delegates last week. 

Opponents have offered an amendment to change the bill's effective date and say they have asked Attorney General Doug Gansler for an opinion on the constitutionality of amendments added to the House version of the bill.

One amendment forbids gay unions from taking place until any possible voter referendum on the measure has been decided. Last year, the Senate passed a similar measure by 25 to 21. Miller said he does not believe any of votes have changed in his chamber. 

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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