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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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At Some Stores, Readers Can Go Get A Refund For 'Watchman'

Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman has sold millions of copies, but some feel it has not lived up to the hype. A bookstore owner in Traverse City, Mich., is giving readers a refund — and an apology.
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How Percy Shelley Stirred His Politics Into His Tea Cup

In 19th century Britain, keeping sugar out of tea became a political statement against slavery. The sugar boycott was no easy choice for the radical poet, who hated slavery but loved tea.
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Privacy Advocates To Senate Cyber Security Bill

The Senate is considering a bill to make it easier for businesses and the government to share data about cyber threats. Proponents say it would enhance security; opponents call it surveillance.
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Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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