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The Heat, a female buddy-cop movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, made $40 million in its opening weekend, but is one of the few movies in recent history with female leads. Gemma La Mana/Twentieth Century Fox via AP hide caption

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Movies

Casting Call: Hollywood Needs More Women

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Field director Charles White of the NAACP speaks at a podium outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The court ruled that a key part of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Legalese Aside, How Do We Talk About Race Nowadays?

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Compost bins at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket in Brooklyn, N.Y. are part of a pilot program to get New Yorkers to recycle their food waste. Courtesy of Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket hide caption

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The Salt

Composting On The Way Up In New York City High-Rises

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Shelby County, Ala., attorney Butch Ellis talks to reporters outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in February, when oral arguments were heard in the Voting Rights Act case. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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In Alabama, Voting Decision Seen As Sign Of Progress, Setback

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Hundreds of fans help cool computer servers at a Google data center in Mayes County, Okla. Google, Microsoft and other tech companies have been providing user data to the National Security Agency. Connie Zhou/Google via AP hide caption

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NSA Leak Could Be Bad Business For U.S. Tech Companies

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