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For Supreme Court, Monsanto's Win Was More About Patents Than Seeds

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When she's discovered to be a multiracial woman "passing" as white, the Cotton Blossom's star performer, Julie (Alyson Cambridge), is forced to leave the company. Scott Suchman/Washington National Opera hide caption

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'Show Boat' Steams On, Eternally American

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Justices Say U.S. Improperly Deported Man Over Marijuana

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Justices Weigh Speech Rights For Groups Getting U.S. Funds

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Supreme Court Curbs Lawsuits Over Foreign Abuses

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This October 2011 photo provided by Melanie Capobianco shows her adoptive daughter, Veronica, trick-or-treating in Charleston, S.C. The child has been the focus of a custody battle between her adoptive parents and her birth father. Courtesy of Melanie Capobianco/AP hide caption

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Emotions Run High As Supreme Court Hears Adoption Case

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This October 2011 photo provided by Melanie Capobianco shows her adoptive daughter, Veronica, trick-or-treating in Charleston, S.C. The child has been the focus of a custody battle between her adoptive parents and her birth father. Courtesy of Melanie Capobianco/AP hide caption

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Adoption Case Brings Rare Family Law Dispute To High Court

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Justices Appear Skeptical Of Patenting Human Genes

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Supreme Court Asks: Can Human Genes Be Patented?

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5 Justices Express Doubt About Defense Of Marriage Act

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