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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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The Supreme Court has taken up briefs challenging the legality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. Lisa Lerer, White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, said the high court's decision is a big step for the Obama administration, which urged the justices to strike down bans on gay marriage. "The speed in which this has taken place has just really been remarkable," she said.

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Getting A Tattoo Is An Unlikely Rite Of Passage For This Teen

Commentator Katie Davis helped with an unlikely coming of age ceremony for a young man she mentored and tutored for years. She took him to get his first tattoo.
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There Are 200 Million Fewer Hungry People Than 25 Years Ago

That's the good news. The bad news is that there are still 795 million people who don't get enough to eat — and enough nutrients in their food.
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Virginia Candidates Spending Big On Consultants, Postage

The political consultants need to get paid, and that direct mail needs postage. Then there's the website and the campaign staff. These are the things candidates in the upcoming Virginia primary are spending big money on.
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Threatened Online? Supreme Court Says Prosecutors Must Prove Intent

Justices declined to delineate exactly what sort of evidence could prove that an online post — such as "took all the strength I had not to ... slit her throat" — was intended to spark fear.

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