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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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Teaching Students To Hear The 'Music' In The Built World

Cooper Union architecture professor Diana Agrest has influenced generations of accomplished architects. Now in her 70s, Agrest was one of the first women to teach in the largely male dominated field.
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5 Million Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry

A flu strain deadly to chickens and turkeys is striking farms in the West and Midwest. This week, it hit an Iowa facility with millions of egg-laying hens. No one knows how it's entering houses.
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In Latest Outbreak Of Bipartisanship, Senate Compromises On Trafficking Bill

Senate negotiators reached a deal Tuesday on an anti-human trafficking bill, which is expected to pave the way for the Senate to finally vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general.
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Google's New Search Algorithm Stokes Fears Of 'Mobilegeddon'

This week, Google started prioritizing mobile-friendly websites in Google searches made on a smartphone. The change could hurt businesses whose sites don't pass Google's mobile-ready test.

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