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Dozens Battle Cold Outside Supreme Court For Chance To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Court watchers and linestanders have been queued up outdoors for days seeking entry to this week's Supreme Court arguments on gay marriage. But a late-March snow raised the ante overnight.
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Journalist Anthony Lewis Credited With Reinventing Supreme Court Reporting

Former New York Times reporter and columnist Anthony Lewis died Monday at the age of 85. Lewis's work covering the Supreme Court earned him two Pulitzer Prizes.
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Supreme Court To Examine State Ban On Affirmative Action

With a case examining the use of race in the University of Texas admissions process still undecided, the court surprised observers by accepting yet another affirmative action case for next term. This one, from Michigan, tests whether voters, by referendum, can bar race-conscious admissions programs in higher education.
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In One Alabama County, Nearly 1 In 4 Working-Age Adults Is On Disability

As part of our continuing series on the rapid rise in the number of people receiving federal disability payments, we visit Hale County, Ala., where nearly one in four working-age people are on disability.
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In Teen AIDS Activist's Hometown, Old Tensions Remain

Kokomo, Ind., was deeply split in the 1980s by teenager Ryan White's AIDS diagnosis and a battle over his right to attend school. An oral history project finds that the topic still hits a raw nerve in the community more than 25 years later.
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Die Hards Meet In Vegas To Gamble On NCAA Tourney

Thousands of people were expected in Las Vegas for the first weekend of NCAA men's college basketball tournament. It's one of the most lucrative weekends in Las Vegas. Casino officials say it draws more people than the Super Bowl.
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Matzo Granola: From Family's Kitchen To Store Shelves

Passover begins Monday at sundown. The Jewish holiday commemorates the mass exodus of Jews from Egypt. For eight days, observant Jews will eat matzo, a symbolic dry, flat cracker, that some say tastes like cardboard. And that taste is what has fueled the entrepreneurial spirit of an Atlanta man and his family.
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Iraqis Refugees Find Hard Times In California

Since the U.S. opened its doors to Iraqi refugees in 2007, more have ended up in California than any other state — nearly 20,000. They're facing big challenges once they arrive. In addition to the language barrier, many have trouble adapting to living in California because they suffer from depression or PTSD.

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