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Supreme Court Update

The Supreme Court is considering a number of hot-button issues, signaling what might lie ahead for same-sex marriage, voter ID laws and election districts.

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Virginia Same-Sex Marriage

A Supreme Court decision not to hear cases on same-sex marriage clears the way for gay marriage to begin in Virginia and four other states. Virginia's attorney general joins Kojo to talk about the implications.

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Secret Service Bungles

A recent Washington Post article details a 2011 incident in which an attacker fired on--and hit--the President’s private residence. It took four days for the Secret Service to realize what had happened. We explore the implications for a security branch under fire.

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Death & Tech: Grieving In The 21st Century

The widespread use of technology and social media is raising new questions about their role in mourning loved ones and about the disposition of our digital accounts after we die.

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Nicholas Kristof: Transforming Lives Through Philanthropy

New York Times columnist and author Nicholas Kristoff says philanthropy is important, but only if it really helps people. We talk with him about his new book, written with his wife, Shery WuDunn.

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Critical Mass: Fall TV And Diversity On The Small Screen

As fall begins, a new slate of TV shows is hitting the airwaves. We convene a round table of TV critics to consider the state of diversity and quality on the small screen.

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Criminalization Of Poverty

Debtors' prisons were outlawed in the U.S. nearly 200 years ago, but across the country, counties and cites are increasingly passing costs along to offenders, and people unable to pay are ending up in jail. We explore the issues.

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Intimate Partner Violence: A Personal Perspective

The Ray Rice incident has confronted our country with the complex issue of domestic abuse. Kojo explores intimate partner violence with a survivor and a local expert.

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Putting Vegan Dishes On The Menu

A growing interest in vegan cuisine -- no meat, fish, dairy or eggs -- is fueling new menu offerings in our area, from fast-casual to fine dining. We explore the options for avowed vegans and the "vegan curious."

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'Fort Bliss'

Maggie, an Army medic who has earned a Bronze Star for her service, returns from a 15-month deployment to find she's a stranger to her 5-year-old son. Slowly, they become reacquainted only to discover she's set to return to Afghanistan...

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