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Virginia Republicans Choose A Presidential Primary Instead Of A Convention

Rather than holding a convention to allocate the state's delegates in the Republican presidential nominating process, the GOP will stick with its usual process: a primary election.

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Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

As a result of the Supreme Court's two landmark decisions last week, Cruz is calling for justices to be subject to elections and lose their lifetime appointments.
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Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

Texas now explicitly allows the placenta to be taken home after giving birth in a hospital. It came about at the urging of people who feel consuming dried and encapsulated placenta helps new mothers.
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After Supreme Court Ruling, What's Next For Medicaid Expansion In Virginia?

Virginia is one of the states that opted not to use federal money under the Affordable Care Act to expand its Medicaid coverage for low-income families.
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Mixed Reactions To Historic Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Last week the Supreme Court ruled the Constitution guarantees marriage rights for same-sex couples. It's an historic decision many are celebrating, but some say it's just one step toward equality, while others are troubled by the ruling.
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A Less-Restrained Obama Finally Says 'Bucket'

With no elections left to run, President Obama appears to be acting on his joke from earlier this year about having a to-do list that, well, rhymes with "bucket."
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Health Care Law Stands, Marriage Equality Expands: What Now For Republicans?

The Supreme Court's recent decisions are forcing Republicans to reconsider their strategy on these issues. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with correspondent Mara Liasson about how the party is regrouping.
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How Well Do Hate Crime Laws Really Work?

Proponents of hate crime laws say tough punishments modify behavior and show society's intolerance of hate. But trying to measure the deterrent effect of hate crime laws is difficult.

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One-Third Of Congressional Districts Could Be Affected By Supreme Court Ruling

A Supreme Court ruling expected Monday could dramatically remake the partisan makeup of the next Congress ahead of the 2016 elections.
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Presidential Aspiration Born From A Modest, And Tragic, Beginning

"It's not a log cabin like Abe Lincoln, but he grew up in a mobile home, which is South Carolina's equivalent of it," said one of Sen. Lindsey Graham's former classmates.

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