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Same-Sex Marriage No Longer The Political Wedge It Once Was

Thanks to action by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is now legal — or soon will be in 30 states. That includes several with hotly contested political contests this fall.
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Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

Self-help videos tell women to learn to love their bodies by saying nice things to themselves in the mirror. Can shushing your harshest critic actually rewire the brain?
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5 Questions About The Supreme Court And Gay Marriage In The U.S.

The Supreme Court surprised many by refusing to weigh in on gay marriage Monday. And it prompted a question: What does this mean for same-sex couples in 20 states that still have a ban?
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Stunning SCOTUS Move Widens Same-Sex Marriage To 30 States

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday stepped out of the gay-marriage debate — at least for now. But the court's decision not to decide will have an immediate and dramatic effect.
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Some Americans Boosted Charitable Giving In Recession; The Rich Did Not

As times got tough, America's less-wealthy citizens grew more generous, according to a new study. But people making at least $200,000 a year cut the portion of their incomes they gave to charity.
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A New Understanding Of Arson Spurs A Retrial In A Fatal Texas Fire

Much of the evidence used against Ed Graf, in prison since 1986 for setting a fire that killed his stepsons, is now considered junk science. His is one of many old arson cases Texas is re-examining.
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Former Treasury Secretaries Head To Court For AIG Lawsuit

Henry Paulson, Timothy Geithner and former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will all testify in a case that stems from the government's bailout of insurance giant, AIG.
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Dallas Ebola Patient Receives Experimental Drug

Brincidofovir has only been tested against Ebola in the lab and has not yet been tested in animals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its experimental use on an emergency basis.
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Ebola Patients Remain Hospitalized In Texas, Nebraska

In Dallas, Thomas Eric Duncan remains in critical condition. A cameraman working for NBC in West Africa was also admitted to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
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SCOTUS Rejection Of Gay Marriage Cases Will Create Legal Domino Effect

In a surprise move, the Supreme Court rejected appeals of same-sex marriage cases from five states, making gay and lesbian unions legal in Utah, Indiana, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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