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'We Welcome' Syrian Airstrikes On ISIS, Iraqi Leader Maliki Says

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says that he didn't ask for the airstrikes along the border — but he doesn't have a problem with them, either.
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Federal Court Rules Against Utah's Ban On Gay Marriage

A federal appeals court in Denver struck down Utah's ban on gay marriage. It's the first appeals court decision in the nation to date, and paves the way for a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue.
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Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrants For Most Cellphone Searches

Civil libertarians hailed the ruling, while police bemoaned the extra bureaucracy. We examine what kind of practical effect this ruling will have on how law enforcement handles suspects' phones.
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Housing Recovery Will Lose Steam Without Millennials, Study Shows

One reason for weakness: many young people, saddled with student loan debt, elevated unemployment and less-than-perfect credit scores, are staying out of the market.
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Utah To Appeal Gay-Marriage Ruling To Supreme Court

Gay couples in Utah are celebrating the 10th Circuit Decision, while opponents of same-sex marriage are taking steps to appeal. Republican Governor Gary Herbert says he is disappointed by the ruling.
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Behind ISIS Battle In Iraq, A Clash Between Two Arch-Terrorists

Focusing on Iraq's fight may be missing the point. Under the surface is a more fundamental war between al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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Arrivals And Departures: Films Explore The Immigrant Experience

The Immigrant and Zinda Bhaag are idea-driven films that delve into the global arc of migration from different corners of the world.
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Angry At Shiite-Led Government, Sunnis Are Loath To Help Calm Iraq

Minority Sunnis are helping the militants sweeping Iraq's north and west. The support of ordinary Sunnis shows how difficult it will be to reverse the sectarian partition that's already happening.
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Blow To Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals called marriage a fundamental right that shouldn't be determined at the ballot box. It marks the first time that a federal appeals court has ruled on the issue.
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Egyptian Court Deals Out Death Sentences To Nearly 200

An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 183 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its spiritual leader, Mohamed Badie. For more on the sentencing, and the charges of violence on which they were convicted, Melissa Block speaks with Ziad Abdel Tawab, the deputy director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.

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