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Public Prayer at Government Meetings

After the Supreme Court marshal asks "God" to "save the United States and this honorable court," the justices heard arguments on whether prayers at government meetings violate a clause of the First Amendment. Guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR and his guests discuss the latest case before the Supreme Court.

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Evolving American Attitudes On Same-Sex Marriage

A public rift in the Cheney family highlights the ongoing debate and controversy over the rights of gays and lesbians to marry. Diane and her guests explore evolving American attitudes on same-sex marriage.

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Labeling GMO Foods

Around the country, the debate over GMO foods is shifting from questions of safety to the issue of labeling requirements. We look at a ballot initiative voters take up this week in Washington State on the issue.

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Lawmakers And Regulators Take A Closer Look At Bitcoin

The Senate Homeland Security Committee hears testimony on the economic benefits of Bitcoin. Critics argue it provides a safe haven for drug traffickers and other criminals. Diane and her guests discuss new questions about the digital currency Bitcoin.

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Virginia Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Reform Prison Sentencing

Lawmakers in both parties are rallying around efforts to reform prison sentencing in Virginia.

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Day-After Analysis Of State Election Results

Post-election analysis of key state races and ballot initiatives across the country, including Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama. Diane and her guests discuss state election results, the influence of outside money and how national trends are shaping state and local politics.

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Maryland Legislator Moves To Criminalize 'Revenge Porn'

Those innocent — and intimate — images taken by couples can be used for revenge if the relationship sours, a practice that one Maryland legislator wants to stop.
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Analysis: Senate Considers Bill Protecting Civil Rights For Same Sex Couples

Senate lawmakers are considering a bill that would protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Gray Backs Bill Decriminalizing Possession Of Small Amounts Of Marijuana

With a majority of the D.C. Council and now Mayor Vincent Gray behind it, a bill decriminalizing marijuana is looking like a done deal.
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D.C. Council Holds First Of Two Hearings On Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

With the D.C. Council poised to pass a bill decriminalizing marijuana, members of the public are getting the chance to weigh in. The first of two hearings on the measure took place on Wednesday evening in Anacostia.

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