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Maryland Same-Sex Marriage Bill Signed Into Law

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state on Thursday, making Maryland the eighth state, including D.C., to do so.

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One Of Closest Senate Races May Be In Mont.

In Montana, Democratic senator Jon Tester is in a tight battle for reelection. His likely opponent is Congressman Denny Rehberg. And it's also likely that millions of dollars will be spent on the race, as Tester and Rehberg have failed to forge an agreement barring outside money.
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Kerry: Syrian Regime's 'Days Are Numbered'

Robert Siegel talks to Senator John Kerry, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, about what the U.S. or other foreign governments might do to prevent the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of Syrian civilians.
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Late Conservative Blogger Breitbart Had Impact On Right, Left

In his way, Breitbart was a hyperactive Web reinterpretation of the pre-Revolutionary pamphleteer Thomas Paine. Or of Philip Freneau, who, as a Philadelphia journalist during the early American republic, was an anti-Federalist propagandist for then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson.
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Virginia's 'Tebow Bill' Dies In Committee

A bill that would have allowed home-schooled students to participate on sports teams at public schools has died, after a committee voted it down 8-7 Thursday.

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In Delegate Race, Romney's Victories Amount To Less Than Meets The Eye

The combination of Michigan's delegate allocation rule and Arizona's rule-violating winner-take-all contest could mean that Mitt Romney's twin victories provide him little ultimate benefit — and highlight again the dual-track GOP primary campaign.
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Putin Biography Chronicles Rise Of A 'Street Thug'

Media suppression, corruption and murder have marked the regime of Vladimir Putin, who is running for his third term as president in Russia's election next week. His rise to power is spelled out in journalist Masha Gessen's new book, The Man Without a Face.
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Conservative Publisher Breitbart Dead At 43

Conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart died Thursday in Los Angeles. For more on the Breitbart's life, Steve Inskeep talks with Dave Weigel of Slate.com.

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