From left, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor at the State of the Union address earlier this year. Mandel Ngan/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, though, we do know a good deal about the views of the justices already.

For all the good aspirin can do in preventing second heart attacks and strokes, taking it daily can boost some risks, too — of ulcers, for example, and of bleeding in the brain or gut. iStockphoto hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin

A small dose of aspirin taken regularly can help prevent a second heart attack or stroke. But too many healthy people are taking the drug for prevention. And for them, the risks may outweigh benefits.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter earlier this month in Tokyo. Abe's visit to the U.S. this week features an agreement for the Japanese military to have a more active role. Franck Robichon/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Aims For A Lot From His High-Profile Visit To U.S.

Abe will have a summit with President Obama, sign a security agreement, and make an historic address to a joint meeting of Congress during his week-long visit.

A woman walks past a memorial for some of the victims who are said to have died at the hands of the serial killer dubbed the "Grim Sleeper." Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Movie Interviews

For Decades, A Serial Killer Stalked Black Women In LA

From 1985 to 2002, a series of killings struck South Central Los Angeles. A new documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, explores the 25 years it took for police to arrest the alleged killer.

SwiftKey analyzed more than a billion pieces of emoji data, organized by language and country. The poop emoji was most popular in Canada. Unicode/Apple hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Canadians Love Poop, Americans Love Pizza: How Emojis Fare Worldwide

A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.

Causa is a traditional Peruvian dish of potatoes stuffed with chicken. This one was cooked at a culinary institute in Lima, Peru, but a version may soon be appearing on a plate near you, thanks in part to a push by Peru's government to promote the national cuisine. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

It's no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It's government policy — one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.

"I am very, very good friends with Erica, and she has a great heart for God, she has a great heart for ministry, and I just believe that the heart always wins," says Kirk Franklin of Erica Campbell. Tony Karumba/Getty Images hide caption

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Music

Kirk Franklin On 'Trap Gospel' And Taking Heat From The Church

For gospel purists, Erica Campbell's "I Luh God" resembles secular club music in a way that's too close for comfort. Kirk Franklin knows a thing or two about that.

The Two-Way - News Blog

Powerful Aftershock Jars Kathmandu; Nepal Quake Death Toll Rises

A powerful magnitude-6.7 aftershock rumbled through the Nepalese capital and sent terrified people running for open ground Sunday. It was only one of many that followed Saturday's massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which killed at least 2,500.

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, center, arrives at a Zulu gathering at a stadium in Durban, South Africa. Six people have died in anti-immigrant violence in the city in recent weeks, and another death has been reported in Johannesburg; Zwelithini is accused of inciting the attacks with incendiary comments, but says his remarks were taken out of context. AP hide caption

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Africa

South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks 'Vile,' Says Zulu King Accused Of Inciting Them

Recent attacks against immigrants have reportedly caused at least seven deaths in the country. Accused of incendiary remarks, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says his comments were taken out of context.

"Question Bridge: Black Males" attempts to represent black male identity in America via a video question-and-answer exchange. At top center is Jesse Williams, the project's executive producer. Question Bridge: Black Males hide caption

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Code Switch

Questioning The Black Male Experience In America

Redefining the narrative of what it means to black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of "Question Bridge: Black Males," an award-winning, multimedia art project.

"It feels alive and it feels electric and it feels like it has color," Chad Clark says of Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are. Jon Pack/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Record

'It Crackles With Life': Beauty Pill Returns

A virus caused Chad Clark's heart to tear with every beat, giving him a 22 percent chance to live. Eleven years after Beauty Pill's debut LP, he and his band come back resilient.

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