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Virginia Same-Sex Marriage

A Supreme Court decision not to hear cases on same-sex marriage clears the way for gay marriage to begin in Virginia and four other states. Virginia's attorney general joins Kojo to talk about the implications.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Microsoft unveils its new Windows 10, Apple fans snap up two bigger -- and allegedly bendable -- iPhones, and hackers burrow into 76 million accounts at JPMorgan Chase. The Computer Guys and Gal explore the month's tech news.

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Kurds In Syria Warn Of Massacre If ISIS Seizes Border Town

Islamic State militants have stepped up attacks on Kobani, which lies along the Turkey-Syria border and has been encircled by the extremists for weeks.
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Could ISIS Threats Cause Israel To Partner With Arab Nations?

Could separate threats from Islamic State militants and Iran forge a path to peace between Israel and the Palestinians? Steve Inskeep talks to Lina Khatib, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center.
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ISIS Captives Tell Of Rapes And Beatings, Plead For Help

Activists say militants are holding hundreds, perhaps thousands of Yazidi women in northern Iraq. The women make contact through secret phones; some men have been killed or beaten trying to save them.
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JPMorgan Chase Says Breach Exposed Contact Info Of 76 Million Households

The bank said a breach revealed the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. Other sensitive data was not compromised.
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Teen Spends Years At Rikers Island Without Being Sentenced

Robert Siegel speaks to Jen Gonnerman about her New Yorker profile of Kalief Browder. He spent three years in jail awaiting trial, starting when he was 16 years old. His case was ultimately dismissed.
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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Gay-Marriage Cases ... For Now

Although there are seven same-sex-marriage cases pending before the court, the justices like to thoroughly vet a big issue like this before they choose which cases to hear and when.
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Can NBC's New Tiger Lily Overcome The Character's History?

Alanna Saunders, the actress cast to play Tiger Lily in NBC's forthcoming production of PeterPan, has Native American ancestry, one of many points of contention in previous castings.
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U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State Militants

The High Commissioner for Human Rights says mass executions, forcing women and girls into sex slavery and the use of child soldiers may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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