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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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Broadway Chanteuse Barbara Cook: 'My First Memories Are Of Singing'

After starring in Broadway shows like The Music Man and Candide, Cook struggled with addiction, then staged a successful second career as a cabaret singer. Her new memoir is Then and Now.
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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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Supreme Court Throws Out Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Conviction

McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption. The high court, however, ruled the government used too-broad an interpretation of the federal bribery law.

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Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. With our online quiz, you too can give it a try.

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