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Embraced Yet Forbidden, Staff Sergeant Comes Out As Transgender

Being openly transgender is officially prohibited in the Army, but Staff Sgt. Patricia (formerly Peter) King says her support system at work "has been absolutely amazing" during her transition.
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In Bid For Stricter Vaccine Rules, Officials Grapple With Decades-Old Distrust

California lawmakers have decided to tighten the criteria for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. But some parents resent officials telling them how to care for their children.
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For Same-Sex Marriage Opponents, The Fight Is Far From Over

Some opponents of same-sex marriage are vowing to fight on after Friday's Supreme Court ruling. The battles will likely take place in the lower courts and will involve religious liberty cases.
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For Gay Couples In Louisiana And Mississippi, Marriage Remains On Hold

As same-sex couples legally marry elsewhere in the country, couples in these two states are facing obstacles. We hear from two Mississippi couples who had hoped to be married on Friday.
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Police Question Suspect In Lyon Factory Beheading

The man, identified as a 35-year-old truck driver at the plant, reportedly took a "selfie" with the victim's body and sent it to an unidentified mobile phone number in Canada.
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After Escaped Convict Is Shot In New York, Police Hunt For Accomplice

Authorities said that they "verbally challenged" Richard Matt, but the escapee was shot when he did not respond. David Sweat, who escaped the prison along with Matt, is still at large.
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Phoenix Students Restore School To Reclaim Native American Identity

A century-long government assimilation program boarded children from their tribes. Now some former students are turning their old school into a Native American cultural center to play their own music.
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Puerto Rico's Monkey Island Lures Scientists For Generations

The isle of Cayo Santiago has been home to at least nine generations of rhesus monkeys since the colony's founding in 1938. Primatologists here seek clues to primate kinship, cognition and ecology.
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National Cathedral Should Not Be Stained With Confederate Flag, Dean Says

The Very Rev. Gary Hall says glass windows in honor of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee need to go. "We couldn't with credibility address the race agenda" with the windows in place, he tells NPR.
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In Same-Sex Marriage Decision, Supreme Court Bitterly Divided

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has once again changed the social fabric of America, for the first time declaring a right to marry for same sex couples.

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