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Justices Stop Short Of Allowing Gay Marriage Nation-Wide

On the last day of the term, the Supreme Court issued two rulings expanding gay rights. In the first, the court ruled 5-4 that the central part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — the part defining marriage as between a man and a woman — is unconstitutional. In the second, the court ruled that opponents of gay rights had no standing to appeal a lower court ruling striking down California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage. It is expected to clear the way for gay marriage in California.
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Ruth Rendell Dies, Pioneered The Psychological Thriller

The British mystery writer was known for her Inspector Wexford series and in her later years became active in Labour Party politics. NPR's Petra Mayer has this remembrance.
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'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.
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Site Using Candidate Carly Fiorina's Name Attacks Her Record At HP

The site, carlyfiorina.org, says the Republican presidential candidate laid off 30,000 people while she ran Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina does not deny the figure but says, overall, the firm created jobs.
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As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

There's a growing tendency to bring the tiny hieroglyphs off of phones, but not everyone is fluent. New takes on emoji integration suggest misunderstanding may be remedied with universal translation.

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