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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


Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
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Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.


Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

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