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Legal Battles Over Parenting And Adoption Rights For Same-Sex Couples

A judge in Utah recently ordered a lesbian couple to give up their foster child. Although the decision was reversed, it highlighted the lack of legal protections for same-sex parents. A look at ongoing battles in courts and legislatures around the country over L-G-B-T adoption and parenting rights.

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Noncitizens Voting In School Board Elections? Maryland County Could See It

Immigrants who are not U.S. citizens would be allowed to vote for school board in Montgomery County under a proposal that needs statewide approval — and has some critics asking if it would be too complicated to implement.

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The Supreme Court Considers Affirmative Action As Campus Protests Over Racial Bias Continue

The Supreme Court hears arguments for and against affirmative action. And on campuses across the country, students protest over racial bias continue. Join us to discuss diversity on campus and the ongoing struggle for inclusion, community and trust.

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Challenge To Maryland's 2011 Redistricting Is Revived By U.S. Supreme Court

The court said federal law requires that the Maryland case be heard by a panel of three judges, not the lone judge who dismissed the challenge. Writing in an eight-page opinion for the court, Justice Antonin Scalia said the law "could not be clearer."

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Montgomery County Lawmakers Consider Breaking Into Student-Loan Business

In an effort to attract more young college grads to the county, lawmakers in Maryland's Montgomery County are looking to set up a student-loan refinancing authority.
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The State Of Homelessness In America In 2015

The number of homeless in America is going down, but in some cities there have been big increases leading some local leaders to declare states of emergencies.

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How D.C.'s Judge Shortage Affects The City's Most Vulnerable

The D.C. Superior Court is short on judges, especially in the Family Court, where judges make life-and-death decisions about neglected children in the District.

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Shootings At A Planned Parenthood Clinic In Colorado

Police are working to determine possible motives behind the killing of three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic. Diane and guests discuss the latest on the investigation and the high-stakes political battle to shape societal views on terrorism, gun control and mental illness.

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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.

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