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Obama Saw Immediate Fundraising Spike After Same-Sex Marriage Announcement

An NPR analysis of recently filed financial disclosure reports shows a nearly three-fold increase in donations over the 72 hours following the May 9 announcement that he supports gay marriage.

Read The Tea Leaves, But Justices (And Their Clerks) Aren't Telling

Only a few dozen people know how the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. And it'll stay that way until Thursday morning. Justices and their law clerks don't leak opinions, which may explain the intense focus on what tea leaves can be read.

Firefighters Struggle To Contain Colorado Fires

More than 30,000 people near Colorado Springs, Colo., have evacuated as a wildfire continues to rage for a third day. Several other major fires continue to burn in the region, including the High Park fire, which has destroyed hundreds of homes near Fort Collins.

FBI Tracks Possible Military 'Insider Threats'

The Pentagon and FBI have conducted more than 100 investigations into possible Islamist extremists inside the U.S. military in the wake of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston shares the latest developments and what the military is doing to prevent radicalization within its ranks.

Presidential Campaigns Move Into High Gear

With the Republican primary season completed, the presidential campaigns are buckling down for the months ahead. NPR's Ron Elving and political strategists Vin Weber and Anna Greenberg discuss the presidential race, key battleground states and what it will take for candidates Romney or Obama to win in November.