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Will Death Valley Top 130 Degrees? Here's Where To Watch

The highest air temperature ever recorded on the planet was the 134 degrees registered there in 1913. Forecasters say the heat wave baking the Southwest could push the temperature near that point in the valley this weekend.
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Shuttle Atlantis Lands For Good At Kennedy Space Center

After traveling 125 million miles in orbit, the shuttle is now on display about 10 miles from where it launched and landed on its final mission just under two years ago.
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What [BLANK] Folks Don't Understand About Rachel Jeantel

The past week has seen many reactions to the testimony of a 19-year-old witness in the George Zimmerman trial. And the responses are anything but black and white.
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Despite Alzheimer's, Couple Holds Tight To Old Memories

Pansy Greene, 73, is still in the early stages of Alzheimer's. She and her husband, Winston, describe their "journey," a term they use to refer to much more than Pansy's struggle with the disease.
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How To Prove You're Not A Racist

Celebrity chef Paula Deen went into damage-control mode this week after admitting to using racial slurs. How do public figures make the bad news go away and set out on the road to redemption? Public image experts weigh in.
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Gay Marriage Now A State-By-State Battle

After this week's Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage, supporters and opponents are turning their attention to individual states, where several legislatures are expected to take up the issue.
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Judge Who Struck Down Proposition 8 Knew Case Would Go Far

Retired federal Judge Vaughn Walker set the California gay marriage ban on its way to the Supreme Court with his ruling in 2010. On Wednesday, the high court kept his decision intact. Walker shares his insight into the justices' strategy and the controversy he's waded through as a gay judge.
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Same-Sex Marriages Resume In California

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted its injunction on gay marriages in California on Friday. They'd been on hold while the challenges to Proposition 8 worked their way through the appeals process.
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Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Marry In California, After Stay Is Lifted

After a circuit court removed a stay that had kept counties from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, Kristin Perry and Sandy Stier, who were plaintiffs in the Proposition 8 case, were at the front of the line to get their marriage license.
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Gun Group Aims To Stop Immigration Bill

The Gun Owners of America says allowing the estimated 11 million immigrants now in the U.S. illegally to become citizens and voters would eventually help Democrats enact more gun control laws.

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