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Legal Maneuvers on Same Sex Marriage in Virginia

More than two dozen states still define marriage as between one man and one woman. In Virginia, the hotly debated issue could now head to the Supreme Court. Virginia's ban on same sex marriage was struck down as unconstitutional by the US Court of Appeals in July, but last week Prince William County asked for a stay on that ruling. Virginia's attorney general has now asked the Supreme Court to review the case. We hear from a conservative legal advocacy group seeking to uphold states' rights on the question.

Same-Sex Marriage: A Look At 50 States

The Washington Post explored the issue of marriage across the country. See their interactives by following the link below.

The changing landscape of same-sex marriage

NPR

'The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear' Echoes Real-Life Republican Race

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Mitt Romney, whose new novel, The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, tells the story of a neck-and-neck Republican primary campaign that ends up at a brokered convention.
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How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

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Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

NPR

Virtual Reality Aimed At The Elderly Finds New Fans

Some doctors are finding that virtual travel — to Venice, a Hawaiian beach or Africa — can open new worlds to people confined by low mobility, dementia, or depression.

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