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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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Multispectral Imaging Could Reveal Secrets Of Martellus Map

A team of researchers are using multispectral imaging to uncover hidden text on a 1491 Martellus map, one of the most important maps in history. Lead researcher Chet Van Duzer thinks the discoveries will allow historians and scholars to see just how the map influenced cartography in its time.
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Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners can alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.
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A New Campaign Ad Sport: Billionaire Bashing

It's open season on the wealthy political donors. Democratic campaign ads tie Republican candidates to the Koch brothers, while GOP ads paint sinister images of George Soros and Tom Steyer.
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3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?

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