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5 Things To Know About America's Fastest-Growing Counties

Energy production, military realignment, Hispanic immigration, student enrollment and changing retirement patterns are among the forces driving population gains in America's fastest-growing counties.
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Gun Control Debate Continues Six Months After Newtown

Family members of the victims of the Newtown shooting honored their lost loved ones in a remembrance at the Capitol.


In Gay America, Optimism Abounds As Stigma Persists, Pew Says

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults say they feel more accepted in society than they did 10 years ago, and they're overwhelmingly optimistic that the trend will continue. But a sweeping new Pew Center survey of the LGBT community also finds a persistent social stigma.

Judge Reluctantly Approves Government Plan For Morning-After Pill

Women and teenagers should soon be able to buy emergency contraception with no age restrictions, according to a federal district judge's memorandum. But the Obama administration's plan will put just one brand-name formulation of the "morning after" pill on store shelves.

Senate Rejects Measure To Delay 'Path To Citizenship'

The amendment to the broader immigration overhaul would have blocked the centerpiece of the legislation until after the U.S.-Mexico border had been deemed secure for six months.

Natural DNA Cannot Be Patented, Supreme Court Rules

A Utah biotech company argued that its discovery of two genes highly associated with breast and ovarian cancer deserved to be patented. A unanimous court disagreed. Researchers, medical groups and patients had been pushing for the patent to be denied.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories, including the NSA director's defense of secret surveillance programs, the Obama administration’s compromise plan for the morning-after pill and the Senate's debate on the immigration bill.


VIDEO: Gov. Christie Slow Jammin' The News With Jimmy Fallon

Double entendres, weight jokes and 2016 references were aplenty when the Republican governor got funny with NBC's late night guy. President Obama did the same thing when he slow jammed with Jimmy last year.