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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

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Black Leadership In The Age Of Obama: A Look Back

PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill joins All Things Considered from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, to discuss her 2009 book The Breakthrough. Ifill is re-examining the book's conclusions about black political leadership as President Obama prepares to leave office.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Protests Galore In The Streets Of Philly: Here's What They're All About

Thousands of protesters have descended on Philadelphia this week for demonstrations outside the Democratic National Convention. Here's a glimpse of the wide array of causes they're backing.
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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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