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Former Mass. Chief Justice On Life, Liberty And Gay Marriage

With its upcoming decisions on same-sex marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court faces the same question that Margaret Marshall faced a decade ago as Massachusetts' chief justice. Marshall says she had little idea that the decision she wrote legalizing gay marriage would be groundbreaking.
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'That Was Me': Recognizing Yourself In A Piece Of History

As news organizations write about the history of Sunnylands, the California estate President Obama will visit Friday for a meeting with the Chinese president, Carol Price has been revisiting her personal history with the estate.
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On National Security, Obama Follows Bush's Lead

There are days when that photo you can find on the Web of President Obama's and President George W. Bush's faces morphed into each other seems awfully apt.
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New Jersey's Christie Names Fill-In For U.S. Senate Seat

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has picked the state's attorney general, Republican Jeff Chiesa, to fill the seat vacated by the death of Democrat Frank Lautenberg earlier this week. Chiesa says he will not seek the seat in a special election set for October. The choice is unlikely to please Republicans in Washington, who would like to hold the seat for more than five months.
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For China To Invest In Smithfield, Broader Review Needed

China's acquisition of Smithfield Ham will have to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which will assess the national security implications of the deal. The committee looks at the broader pattern of Chinese investment in the United States and what issues it raises. Revision of a bilateral investment treaty will be on the agenda for the summit of the U.S. and Chinese presidents.

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