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Supreme Court May Rule That Defense Of Marriage Act Violates States' Rights

Audie Cornish talks to Tom Goldstein of the website SCOTUSblog for analysis of Wednesday's arguments about gay marriage at the Supreme Court.
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Supreme Court Wrestles With Implications Of Defense Of Marriage Act

As the Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage for a second day on Wednesday, five justices showed uneasiness with the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 and the limits it imposed on federal benefits for gay couples.
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Excerpts From Oral Arguments In Defense Of Marriage Act Case

We hear an excerpt from the oral arguments at the Supreme Court Wednesday in the case examining the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
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Transcript And Audio: Supreme Court Arguments On Defense Of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in a case testing the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
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Arizona Gunman Acted Erratically Days Before Shooting, Documents Reveal

Jared Loughner talked to himself and made "all kinds of noises," according to his parents. He left a phone message for a friend the night before the rampage thanking him for "some very good times."
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Why Illinois Is Roaring Mad About Lion Meat

Lion meat has been gaining traction among adventurous foodies. But some wildlife advocates worry that interest in lion meat in the U.S. could encourage more poaching abroad. So they're pushing legislation to ban lion meat in the state that seems to be at the center of the U.S. trade.
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The Politics Of Guns And The Influence Of Advertising

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a $12 million ad campaign in 13 states this week to persuade senators to support gun control legislation. The ads promote universal background checks as a prerequisite for gun ownership.
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Highlights From DOMA's Day The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that defines marriage as the legal union between a man and a woman. David Savage, who covers the Supreme Court for the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, provides analysis of excerpts from the arguments.

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